Fitter (Rail)

  • Job Reference: AM32280
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Amey
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  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Plant & Equipment Operators
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: permanent

Job Description

Your New Role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Permanent Fitter - Rail to join our Central Frameworks in Birmingham - On site working role.

Amey have a framework agreement with Network Rail for the past 7 years on West Coast Mainline (WCML) for OLE/E&P work between Crewe and Euston. We also have works in Birmingham New Street Station replacing all the OLE within the tunnels and a contract for ESIP where we are installing new motorised switches and taking out the old manual switches in different area's on the WCML.

Fitter - Rail plays an important part in to maintain Amey's plant to ensure the maximum availability and reliability is achieved while maintaining compliant standards, and ensure that the equipment is maintained in accordance with relevant standards and procedures. The plant can include MEWP's, Drilling rigs, Lorry based MEWP's, Generators and Drills.

The standard hours of work are 160 hrs over 4 weeks.

Work-life balance and flexibility are key for our success. We empower our people to make choices that are right for them, with hybrid, part-time and flexible work patterns. And with a network of offices across the UK, we're open to discussing working options that suit you.

You will be responsible for:

  • Comply with the Maintenance Management System and planned maintenance of the system plant in accordance with maintenance programme and approved maintenance manuals/schedules.
  • Maintain the proactive delivery of preventative and reactive maintenance and repair to maximize plant availability and reliability.
  • Assist operator/maintainers to maximize performance, to ensure compliance with all relevant technical, quality, environmental and safety standards.
  • Assist with investigation and reporting of faults Identification of fault trends.
  • Assist with monitoring and reporting on maintenance performance and machine reliability.
  • Assist in developing modifications or improvements to maintenance processes and regimes to deliver performance and financial benefits.
  • Assist with the development of apprentices
  • Assisting with The Plant Assurance Coordinator within the planning and lifting operations, ALO arrangements, and the methods of communication to enable safe OTP Operations. To help support the implementation of the POS Plan.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Recognised engineering apprenticeship or equivalent as a minimum NVQ level 3.
  • Must be able to drive (full valid licence).
  • Computer literate - Sound professional engineering and IT skills. Knowledge of the various industry regulations
  • Experience of rail on-track machine or other plant maintenance
  • Experience of maintenance of large plant or systems including pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Previous engineering experience and experience in railway plant
  • Proven experience in maintaining plant
  • Proven POS experience
  • Somebody who is happy to working nights, days, weekends and bank holidays.

What we offer you:

When you join us, we can offer flexibility, career development, a choice of benefits and support that help you through all life's ups and downs. It's the reason why Investors in People put us among the top 1% of employers and we have a competitive reward and benefits program

  • Career Development - Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Pension - Generous Pension scheme which we will contribute to
  • Holidays - Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Choices - Our flexible benefits scheme is tailored by you, including buying additional annual leave, cycle2work scheme, charity giving and gym membership
  • Save with Amey - Our online voucher portal gives you access to thousands of discounts from leading retailers to help you save on shopping, days out, or nights in. It includes healthcare, free GP service, dental vouchers
  • Social Value - You'll get 2 Community Involvement Days each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice and further opportunities to support fundraising initiatives

We embrace difference and support individuals to work in ways that work best for them.

We are committed to working sustainably and by working in partnership with the communities we serve, so people and the planet are protected.

At Amey, you have freedom to perform because we know if nothing holds you back, together, we can be extraordinary.

Who is Amey?

  • We are at the heart of modern Britain, helping the economy to grow by designing, maintaining and transforming the nation's strategic assets.

  • Our 11,000 people are behind the critical services the country relies on every day.

  • Our unique engineering and operations experience, together with data driven insight from our consulting business, delivers better results for our clients.
  • We are trusted partners of Government - both national and local - managing assets and complex projects that are vital to the sustainable growth of the country.

To find out more take a look at our website

Application Guidance:

Amey is committed to Inclusion and Diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please contact our recruitment team at to discuss any access needs and reasonable adjustments that may be required at any point during the recruitment process.

Apply today - We are excited to hear from you!