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Trainee Freight Train Driver – Hoo Junction

Purpose of The Job

To undertake the safe and efficient driving and operation of trains as directed on weekly roster and diagrams.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible for the safe, efficient and productive operation of freight trains.
  • Carry out train driving duties in accordance with laid down procedures.
  • Ensure safety of the line and all employees and public that may be affected by the operation of trains.
  • Undertake locomotive preparation and disposal duties, and fuel locomotives when required.
  • Undertake in-service locomotive, train fault-finding, and assist in repairs where competent.
  • Record and report locomotive and train defects in accordance with Rulebook and Company Procedures
  • Prepare locomotives for service.
  • Undertake train preparation/train in service freight examination and loads examination duties.
  • Carry out the simplified brake test as directed.
  • Undertake route learning as directed and sign for routes after sufficient time for learning.
  • Assist maintenance staff and undertake weekly locomotive exams as required.
  • Work various shift patterns including nights, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Must be prepared to lodge away from home, when required.
  • Ensure the highest level of professionalism when dealing with other individuals within the company, clients and members of the public.
  • As you will expect the organization may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time
Decision Making Authority
  • Delegate authority in accordance with Colas Rail procedures.
Report Preparation
  • Accident/Incident investigations
  • Period reports on production as requested by Head of Plant Operations
  • Ad Hoc reporting as required
Technical Skills
  • Holder of a current full UK driving licence
  • Ability to identify competency standards required as a result of legislation, operational standards and safety procedures and maintain same by audit and surveillance
And what do we offer?
At Colas Rail we know how important job satisfaction is for everyone to support with life at home, your health and financial well-being, that’s why in return we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • 26 days Annual Leave
  • Industry leading Life Assurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Wellbeing Employee Assistant Programme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Long Service Award
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Occupational Health Service
About Us
Joining Colas Rail UK provides the opportunity to not only establish yourself within one of the rail industry’s biggest and most prestigious, multi-disciplined contractors, providing you with a springboard that can take you career to new heights.
We take pride in nurturing talent and providing opportunities for you to unlock your potential at whatever stage you are in your career. We encourage cross-collaboration and innovation and if you are interested in learning Colas Rail will enable that.
Every day we work together safely to solve real problems, with a shared goal of enhancing the Infrastructure and Logistics which is key to the UK Rail Network and wider Supply Chain. Everyone here has a voice and we encourage all to speak up, discuss their ideas and implement them.
We are always looking for passionate people to join our business and with several bases across the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to join our vibrant and diverse teams.
Colas Rail hold three core values: Caring, Sharing and Daring. We take care our of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing. We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else. We dare to take on new challenges, we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We keep on innovating, expanding, and conquering new markets.
The performance of Colas Rail UK is dependent upon improving and developing the skills and abilities of all employees, and our Equal Opportunities Policy, above all else, aims to achieve this objective.
Behavioural Skills
  • Engage and Care- Engage and stay close to our client. Provide sustainable solutions that you truly care about and join us in having an impact on the Infrastructure of the UK.
  • Execute and Share- Share our joint passion for the important work executed every day at Colas Rail. Share in our success, our diversity, our development and execute our project plans.
  • Energy and Dare- Display the energy of a leader, champion your teams. Dare to think innovatively and explore new horizons.
Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability, age, religion, or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination. We will create a workforce that is reflective of the communities we work and live in.
We are committed to the Disability Confidence Scheme, and as such we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you are a disabled candidate and have the skills, and or the experience for the job we will interview you. Just let us know in your application form.

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