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Rail Manager

Job Title: Rail Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, England
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HM9976_1543838226
Contact Name: Harley McGaughran
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Daniel Owen are actively recruiting for a permanent Rail Manager in the South East England Hampshire Area ,

Main Duties

  • Accountable for the safe and efficient running of the rail department providing 100 percent capability at all times.
  • Accountable for operations and maintenance of the railway assets and infrastructure in accordance with all relevant internal and external policies, regulations and guidelines.
  • Generate and collate management reports relevant to all railway and port operations.
  • Responsible for the line management, health & safety, competency and training of the railway employees, ensuring all staff receive regular assessments and appropriate training to maintain occupational and company competency.
  • Ensure all Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work are appropriate, current and relevant.
  • Provide strategic planning and provide timely interventions.
  • Provide expertise, advice and assistance with solutions to day to day running of rail including special projects.
  • Manage the department budget including overtime, ensuring any expenditure is justified, compliant and propriety is observed.
  • Ensure all stores and equipment are maintained, handled and controlled in accordance with all relevant internal and external policies, regulations and guidelines.
  • Maintain all rolling stock and infrastructure in accordance with all relevant internal and external policies, regulations and guidelines to ensure maximum availability at all times.
  • Represent Solent Gateway Limited in external interaction, maintaining high levels of commercial acumen and political awareness.
  • Report to the Operations Management Team.
  • Provide the highest levels of customer service at all times.
  • Contribute as a team member to ensure the port is a safe working environment.
  • Complete all relevant documentation as required.
  • Comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures (internal and external).
  • Keep updated with external stakeholders (Visiting Rail business) policies and procedures.
  • Undertake and pass any identified training course deemed necessary for the role.
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development.
  • Strive to develop the department and drive efficiencies throughout in terms of H&S, HR and planning.
  • Ensure that staff competences remain current whilst identifying training needs in line with legislation, regulations, policies and procedures (internal and external).
  • Identify and take responsibility for the delivery of activities and/or projects required to satisfy Port Operations.
  • Report all security concerns/ suspicious behaviour.
  • Provide an on-call cover service as required.
  • Providing a high quality, safe, efficient and cost effective service to all Port Users.
  • Develop, review & improve procedures associated with the rail operations.
  • Issue permits and passes in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Complete any other tasks commensurate to the role.
  • Ensure all staff maintain compliant to all requirements and policies.
  • Maintain site wide company standards and discipline amongst all rail staff.

Experience and knowledge of Rail Operations are essential as are line management skills. The understanding of health & safety legislation policies, regulations and guidelines are also essential to this role.