Operations Controller – Eurostar Jobs in Reading

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Job Description:

Eurostar’s Operations Controller sits within the Production department. You will plan, control and report on the movement of trains on and off the depot and within the depot boundaries including operation of the MCS Workstation, carriage washing plant and other signalling equipment provided. This is an exciting position based in our Temple Mills Depot reporting to the Operations Manager – TMI.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures safety of staff, contractors, visitors, and customers by implementing operating rules and procedures and by audits, inspections, assessments, briefings and training in accordance with company procedures.
  • Implements accident and emergency procedures including investigating and reporting on operational incidents and near misses, interviewing persons involved and witnesses, invoking ‘for cause’ screening as required by company policy on drugs and alcohol and recommending changes and developments to depot operating procedures as required.
  • Liaises with Duty Control Managers and others to arrange arrival and departure of rolling stock and utilization of drivers.
  • Plans, controls and reports on the movement of trains on and off the depot and within the depot boundaries including operation of the MCS Workstation, carriage washing plant and other signaling equipment provided.
  • Plans and controls the possessions for infrastructure repairs and maintenance and reporting and progressing the repair of depot infrastructure including permanent way, signaling, operational telecommunications and radio systems, overhead line in accordance with current rules and procedures.
  • Maintains effective communications with third party customers in conjunction with Production Control and the Service
  • Delivery Manager in order to receive and dispatch rolling stock and deal with unplanned events in accordance with contract terms.
  • Coordinates the activities of contractors providing services in connection with train operations including security teams and staff transport to and from site and communicating with and coordinating the activities of external authorities and emergency services on operational; and emergency matters affecting TMI.
  • Audits and monitors of shunting and movements activities and assessing the competency of depot staff employed on shunting and movements duties in accordance with company procedures to ensure compliance with current operational and safety standards.
  • Plans and controls the maintenance of the Class 08 locomotive and matchwagons, coordinating with the contracted suppliers of the maintenance service to ensure that the Class 08 locomotive and matchwagons are maintained in accordance with the Maintenance Plan.

Job Requirements:

  • A good general standard of secondary education; the incumbent must be numerate, literate and be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • You must be IT literate and able to use PCs and mainframe computer systems.
  • To make reasoned judgements and decisions under pressure and in potentially hazardous situations is essential.
  • Sufficient experience to enable the incumbent to rapidly gather and assimilate information from multiple sources

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in a railway or similar transport operating or maintenance environment is required to enable you to make real time decisions and judgements based on multiple information sources
  • The knowledge and understanding of railway operating rules and procedures.

Job Details:

Company: Eurostar

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Reading, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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