Balfour Beatty
Redhill, South East, UK
8d ago

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Controller to join our Rail team to work in Redhill .

What you'll be doing

As a Controller , your main accountabilities are as follows :

  • Maintain adequate levels of resource to deliver the directly operated Network Rail fleet.
  • Where resource shortfalls exist in the plan, identify replacement resources or an alternative workable plan to ensure successful delivery including management of drivers and operators as required.
  • Be responsible for the remote signing on point for drivers and operators and manage in accordance with the driving standards policy in regards of being fit for duty.
  • Reporting any concerns over staff wellbeing and raising any cause for concern for relieving staff of duty. Monitoring staff fatigue levels to ensure that staff do not exceed permitted limits.
  • Be responsible for real time management of train reporting systems in relation to directly operated Network Rail fleet including the application of VSTP.
  • Collate and formulate reports as directed to maintain an overview of directly operated Network Rail fleet activities to enable accurate recording of business critical data.
  • During disruptive and unplanned events, identify and formulate a resource plan to minimise delays, shortfalls and cancellations to the customer.
  • Managing drivers & operators making arrangements as required in real time such as arranging lodging facilities and transport for staff.

  • In Partnership with NSC High Output OTM Planning team & NSC fleet team to ensure fleet provision is compliant and fit for purpose, resolving any maintenance or technical issues real time.
  • Including monitoring the fuel levels of machines and arranging fuel replenishment as required.

  • Record all accidents and incidents involving directly operated Network Rail fleet in a timely and accurate manner. Reporting any operational incidents involving drivers and operators to the relevant parties arranging for staff drugs and alcohol testing as required in line with the standard policy.
  • Who we're looking for

    The following skills, experience and qualifications are required :


  • Very good understanding of the SCO key deliverables / supply chain and responsibilities.
  • Experience of working within a logistics or operations environment.
  • Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability in the use of business critical systems (TOPS, NROL, CCF etc.)
  • An ability to make objective business decisions in a pressurised real time environment.
  • Analytical thinking and reasoning.
  • Previous experience of working to critical deadlines.
  • Competent in applicable operational rules and regulations.
  • Desirable

  • Good geographical knowledge of Network Rail infrastructure.
  • An understanding of the operational railway.
  • Why work for us

    Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

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