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Location 134 Edmund Street
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Operations
Salary & Benefits competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing Date 31/05/2018

Operations Standards Specialist

Job reference: SYS-3714


Additional Documentation

West Midlands Trains curently has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Standards Specialist to join the established team at our Birmingham based head office.

As Operations Standards Specialist you will ensure that West Midlands Trains has robust strategies, procedures and standards to undertake operational activities safely, effectively and in accordance with legal and industry requirements. You will provide competent advice and assistance on operational safety to all parts of the business. In particular you will ensure the development and maintenance of effective, compliant and business-integrated safety and operational management systems.

Driving the internal verification of operations standards, you will develop, maintain and measure competence management systems and prepare company procedures in response to Railway Group Standards. We will look to you to make sure accidents and incidents are investigated. Whether issues are operational in nature or related to traincrew, you will establish and record both the immediate and the underlying causes. Where necessary, you will personally act as lead investigator. Preparing strategies based on lessons learned and industry best practice, you will play an active role in reducing operational incidents and accidents.

To be equal to the challenge, you will need previous experience in a rail operations environment. You will need to have current train driving experience with first-rate train handling skills, be fully competent in Drivers’ rules and regulations. Your track record also includes proven experience of carrying out quantitative risk assessments and audit. You will bring to the role experience of carrying out investigations into accidents / incidents, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel. A1 assessor and V1 verification qualifications or equivalent are an advantage.

free travel on Abellio trains for you, your partner and dependent children, 75% discount on all other train travel over most of the UK rail network, development opportunities to help further your career with West Midlands Trains, and a contributory defined salary pension. 

For more information please see the job description attached.

Please note; this vacancy is subject to a closed list process being concluded