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Railway Permanent Way Manager - Engineering Qualification/Experience ESSENTIAL - job post

Snowdon Mountain Railway
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Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55
£40,000 - £42,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £40,000 - £42,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability
  • 10 hour shift


Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55

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  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount

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Railway Permanent Way Manager - Engineering Qualification/Experience ESSENTIAL


Snowdon Mountain Railway are looking for a Permanent Way Manager to lead the Permanent Way Department, to progress routine maintenance and upgrades to the track and track side infrastructure including bridges and viaducts.

We are looking for a person with the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:


· An Engineering Qualification (Degree or HND/HNC) or equivalent professional experience.

· Proven experience of working on Railway Permanent Way particularly related to renewals and enhancements.

· Experience at a Management Level

· Experience in managing budgets and stock ordering / control.

· Experience with the use of computers and office programs along with the ability to learn new software within the working environment.

· Have an analytical thought process.

· Seek to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes.

· The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive in team building.


· Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution.

· A sound knowledge of technical, safety and performance standards relating to track.

· Experience in design, installation and maintenance.

· Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.

Outline of Management Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Reporting to the Senior Railway Operations Manager, the post holder is expected to:

· Manage the day to day running of the Permanent Way Sub Department, ensuring manpower is available to meet required works and needs of the business.

· Work with and alongside the other department Managers in the prioritisation of; work, manpower allocation and supervision of all routine and pre-planned; maintenance undertakings, repairs and upgrades along unplanned and/or reactive repairs.

· Ensure the condition of the track and trackside infrastructure remains in a safe and operational state, with all repairs and maintenance being actioned promptly, completed and recorded correctly on the appropriate paperwork.

· Oversee, check and sign off all work carried out on the track and track side infrastructure.

· Ensure all work undertaken by staff is carried out in a conscientious and safe manner whilst maintaining compliance with the Company’s Maintenance Standards and Health and Safety Policy.

· Assist the management team during any breakdowns, accidents or incidents and take the lead on any recovery actions where required.

· Produce, improve and further develop Permanent Way Maintenance Competency Standards and record keeping.

· Produce a proposed winter works maintenance plan prior to the ‘Winter Maintenance Planning Meeting’ held in September of each year.

· Monitor and maintain all spends within agreed budgets ensuring the Engineering POCON is completed correctly and kept up to date.

Outline of General Responsibilities and Duties

· Ensure routine discipline is maintained including correct time keeping and absence control for all staff under your control.

· Snowdon Mountain Railway employees are expected to work a flexible policy during the Operating Season where work requirements can change at short notice.

· Work in a pro-active manner within the Railway Operations and Maintenance Team, leading by example and take a hands-on lead where necessary to maintain progress and track availability.

· Undertake any other reasonable duty or task as directed by the Senior Management Team.

· Ensure that daily, weekly and monthly; inspections / routine maintenance is completed and recorded correctly.

· Report regularly to the Senior Railway Operations Manager on maintenance planning, progress of works and maintenance issues.

· Assume responsibility for specific projects or functions and manage time and resources to meet defined objectives.

Hours of work

During the Winter Maintenance Season (Nov – Mar) – 37.5 hrs per week (Mon to Fri).

During the Operating Season (Apr to Oct) – an average of 42 to 45 hrs per week with some late and weekend working.

Start Date – Immediate.

About us

Snowdon Mountain Railway (SMR) consists of a diverse range of railway assets from the rack & pinion, signalling, lineside buildings through to viaducts, cuttings and passing loops at three stations, Halfway, Clogwyn and the Summit along its 8km length. SMR is privately owned under Heritage Great Britain (HGB) who own and operate a variety of heritage sites within the UK.

SMR value their people, fulfilling their commitments through a highly performing professional team of appointed Managers, who consistently deliver safe and reliable transportation for their passengers. Together we work every day to achieve excellence.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £40,000.00-£42,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work setting:

  • Café
  • In-person


  • Degree or HND/HNC in Engineering or relevant experience (required)

Work Location: In person

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