Shunter / Train Driver

Rullion Managed Services
£15 - £20/hour Negotiable
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Shunter / Train Driver

A Shunter / Train Driver is required for 6 month contract for a large rail company in Widnes to assist the Operational Safety Manager in managing operational railway safety (Train movements). Pro-actively co-ordinating the businesses Operational safety activities, and ensure that the business meets and exceeds its regulatory, contractual and company obligations.

They are looking for someone to start in this role ASAP and the rate of pay is negotiable dependent upon previous experience.

Organisational Reporting

Reports Operational Safety Manager for the Safety, Quality and Environment Department.


The Operational Safety Manager will agree with the post holder specific objectives.

Ensure the company meets and exceeds its Operational Safety obligations, which includes statutory, customer and the company requirements.

Success will be determined by a variety of measurements including:

* Implementing, where applicable, TLS processes and procedures.
* Strong pro-active working relationships within the business and within the product safety community.
* Operational Safety KPI's and reports


* The position may require the functional management of a team of staff who are trained in the activity of driving trains on Traincare Centre's

Roles & Responsibilities

* Assist in Maintaining Transport UK Operational Railway safety documentation
* Carry out audits to ensure company Railway operational standards are maintained across all UK Regional Businesses and Operating Centres.
* Carry out and co-ordinate Shunting, Driving and Controller assessments and also carry out / co-ordinate other operational assessments such as communications protocol, operations underpinning knowledge etc.
* Provide Operational railway support and guidance to UK Regional Businesses and Operating Centres when requested.
* Provide a 2nd Party Independent audit/review function to UK Regional Businesses and Operating Centres ensuring compliance with safety policy / operational standards when requested.
* Represent the company as appropriate in Third Party audits/communications/committees related to Operational Railway safety
* Maintain knowledge of Railway Operational safety regulatory and other requirements appertaining to the UK rail industry. Advise UK Regional Businesses and Operating Centres of existing, new and revised regulatory and industry requirements.
* Communicate effectively within the company to ensure Railway Operational safety issues are recognized and addressed by UK Regional Businesses and Operating Centres.
* Participate in, and monitor status of operational safety 'Management Programs'.
* Help to promote a culture, which enables the company to meet its safety objectives.

Technical Skills & Competencies

* A good all round knowledge of occupational H&S, Product Safety and Operational Railway Safety regulations and standards.
* A good knowledge of RGS Standards and in particular the Rule Book GE/RT 8000
* Previous shunting and training driving experience is essential for this role.

Please note that my client operate a strict drugs and alcohol policy