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Principal Maintenance Technician - Track

Principal Maintenance Technician - Track

Job Title: Principal Maintenance Technician - Track
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: March 2020
Reference: 033036
Job Published: February 21, 2020 13:35

Job Description

Principal Maintenance Technician - Track 033036
Organisation - Crossrail Operations
Job - Track
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Location: Plumstead Depot is the base location however, work along the whole Elizabeth Line is required


The Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) - will transform travel across the city, boosting the economy by billions of pounds and supporting thousands of new jobs and homes. The line, currently being constructed by Crossrail, will be named after the UK's longest serving monarch when it becomes operational. Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLI) part of Transport for London (TfL) will be responsible as Landlord / Infrastructure Manager for central section stations, the tunnel environment, shafts, portals and a number of surface stations. In readiness for the phased opening of this prestigious railway, we are seeking to recruit in a highly skilled dynamic maintenance team to take us into operation, and beyond. 


This is your chance to help run the remarkable… #runtheremarkable


Overview of role

A once in a lifetime opportunity has arisen for a Principal Maintenance Technician to join the Elizabeth line prior to commencement ensuring the successful delivery and running of London's newest railway.


The Principal Maintenance Delivery Technician (PMDT) is responsible for the delivery of safety of line inspections, asset monitoring, maintenance, like for like renewal and improvements works. This will include asset fault response, infrastructure inspection, asset data management and the safe delivery of reliability cantered maintenance tasks.


Initially, the Principal Maintenance Delivery Technician (PMDT) will assist the Infrastructure Maintenance Delivery Supervisor (IMDS) and Discipline Infrastructure Maintenance Engineer (DIME) ensuring that the new Elizabeth Line Crossrail railway can be brought into service and be maintained safely, efficiently and effectively delivering defined Elizabeth Line performance requirements.


Upon introduction of the Elizabeth Line into operation, the Principal Tech will assist the IMDS and DIME in their responsibilities for the safety critical deployment and tactical direction of the maintenance teams with technical decision authority and execution of maintenance engineering stewardship plans as part of cross functional teams.


Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Essential Experience and Knowledge to Role:


Specialist knowledge in Track systems, including Rail, Geometry, S&C, Fastening, FTS.
Specialist knowledge of maintenance methods, Manual & Mechanical and associated legislation and standards.
Knowledge of railway systems and related engineering disciplines (Civil, Track, OHLE, S&T engineering).
Appreciation of Risk Based Maintenance, and effective maintenance techniques and the application on Track assets.
Track Asset Management and high quality maintenance delivery in the Railway environment
Auditing & Assurance of maintenance and use of associated maintenance management systems
Leading technical teams to safely deliver work on track assets
Competent in Basic Visual Inspection, SO53 & SO54
PICOP Desirable
ES Mandatory
Team Leadership experience 


Diversity & inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.



Application Process 

Please apply using your CV and a two-page covering letter.

Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.


The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th March 2020 @ 23:59 

We may close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  



In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include: 

• Final salary pension scheme 
• Free travel for you on the TfL network 
• A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan 
• 30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays 
• Tax-efficient childcare payments 
• Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme