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Electrical Power Training & Development Manager

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Job Introduction

As the Electrical Power Training & Development Manager, you'll lead the design, development, and delivery of innovative training programs, support the implementation of cutting-edge electrical control systems, and manage the transition to awarding Apprenticeships. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the safety, efficiency, and advancement of the nation's rail network.

What You'll Do:

Lead the Development and Delivery: Manage the development and delivery of comprehensive electrical controller training programs, ensuring our teams are equipped with the skills they need for both initial training and the implementation of new electrical control systems.

Assess and Verify Competence: Oversee the assessment and verification of electrical controller competence nationwide, maintaining our rigorous standards and supporting continuous improvement.

Apprenticeship Program Management: Lead the transition to awarding Apprenticeships and manage ongoing requirements, ensuring our apprenticeship programs are top-tier and meet industry standards.

Main Responsibility

  • Lead and manage the delivery of technical training programmes for new and existing electrical controllers, in order that the outcomes meet the stated requirements of the competence framework and Apprenticeship Framework as appropriate. Maintain the quality of training and maximum utilisation of all training facilities.
  • Give direction, senior representation and support to internal clients, manage stakeholder expectations and influence negotiations with the Routes.  Develop and maintain currency in rail electrical engineering systems to a level that is recognised as a Subject Matter Expert by the Technical Authority (STE).
  • Support the development and delivery of a programme of change projects in compliance with company processes and procedures.
  • Evaluate, and revise appropriately, electrical training programmes so that they continue to meet the requirements of the business. Be able to deliver a full range of electrical engineering programmes as required.
  • Manage the progress of the mentee electrical controllers so that local training progresses appropriately, and that new controllers are receiving suitable and sufficient work place experience and any issues are dealt with in a timely manner, providing feedback to the line manager as appropriate.
  • Lead on the assessment and verification of electrical control operators in line with the requirements, or Network Rail competence standards and awarding bodies as the programme migrates to an apprenticeship.
  • Lead and manage the training and assessment programmes associated with new developments in electrical control, including the implementation of the new national SCADA Traction Control Management System and Rail Operations Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Support the work experience of new starters, apprentices and delegates, leading communications efficiently and effectively with all stakeholders as appropriate.

Next Steps: Further Opportunities?

Due to the level of rail exposure and technical detail you gain from this role, this would be a great way to develop and progress into other training opportunities in rail.

What Training Can I expect?

Your commitment to self-development and continuous learning is hugely important in this role and we'll provide you with all the training to help you develop into role. 

What Are My Working Hours?

Normal full time office hours

What’s the local area like?

You will be required to live within a communicable distance to your office location. You will be require to travel to other NR locations when needed and for upskilling.

The Ideal Candidate


  • IEng or CEng in an electrical engineering discipline
  • Significant electrical engineering experience in industry to be able to develop, update and deliver training programmes
  • Excellent communication skills to train, coach and mentor delegates
  • Planning skills to work with senior managers to effectively forecast and plan the delivery of training


Project management experience


Why Network Rail?

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets.

At Network Rail, we're dedicated to connecting people, places, and opportunities, and our team is at the heart of everything we do. As the Electrical Power Training & Development Manager, you'll have the chance to:

- **Impact the Future**: Play a pivotal role in shaping the skills and competence of our electrical engineering workforce.

- **Lead Innovation**: Drive the implementation of new training methods and technologies.

- **Grow with Us**: Enjoy a dynamic and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

- **Make a Difference**: Contribute to the safety and efficiency of the nation's rail network.

Ready to take your career to the next level and make a lasting impact on the rail industry? Apply now to join Network Rail as our Electrical Power Training & Development Manager and help us power the future of rail!

Package Description

Elevate Your Career as an Electrical Power Training & Development Manager at Network Rail!

Are you an experienced electrical engineering professional with a passion for training and development? Network Rail is looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Electrical Power Training & Development Manager to join our team. In this pivotal role, you will shape the future of our electrical engineering workforce, ensuring excellence in training and the highest standards of competence nationwide.


Role: Electrical Power Training & Development Manager

Location: Milton Keynes, The Quadrant MK9 1EN

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary range: Band 3C £55,596 - £62,546

Closing date: 12/06/2024

Interviews: Interviews will be held face to face from 18/6.  As part of the interview you will be asked technical questions.

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About the Company

We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions.


Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority. 

We're undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First - becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users.

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information

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