The Role:

Lead and direct the coordination of regions plant, equipment including on track plant (OTP), specialist mobile plant, Track Machine requirements and management processes to deliver track geometry targets within budget.



Lead and direct the On Track Plant Specialist(s) to achieve business and functional objectives and meet key performance measures.
Liaise with the Delivery Units, Works Delivery organisation and suppliers to optimise the overall route requirements for plant, equipment including OTP, specialist mobile plant, portable plant, and general plant maintenance arrangements.
Identify opportunities across the route to maximise cross functional and route benefits associated with sharing resources and equipment.
Manage route OTP plans to meet business timescales and budgets, identify correct plant, attachments, and transport arrangements in connection within specific task requirements. Coordinate activities with the On Track Plant Specialist(s) for the correct selection of plant.
Identify, recommend, and act as the route point of contact for identifying and managing plant purchases, investment papers, business cases.
Carry out compliance, planned preventative maintenance & productivity monitoring and report on plant performance.
Manage the effective resourcing of plan changes and emergency works
Manage the arrangements for staff safety and competence. Undertake appropriate safety tours, staff surveillance, work quality and condition checks of Regions plant.
Investigate and report upon suspected irregular workings and operational issues involving plant.
Act as arbiter when required as a consequence of insufficient plant and resource being available
Act as the key route interface with National Supply Chain for control of RRV fleet.


Experience in OTP and general plant management, planning processes and techniques.
Knowledge of safety and compliance management processes
Knowledge of track access planning processes
Knowledge of other functional disciplines
Detailed knowledge of relevant standards and procedures
Good Knowledge of the Scotland operational railway environment and logistics required to service the route
Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills
Good Knowledge of railway and construction, off tracks plant markets
Good knowledge of railway training and competence requirements to operate plant and equipment

Knowledge of Regions maintenance processes and techniques
Good Commercial awareness of route plant budget and management

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