Head of Track Infrastructure


Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


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Head of Track Infrastructure

Freightliner Maintenance Ltd

Freightliner are an established and leading rail freight provider who are committed to the continued investment in the latest locomotive technology, wagons and infrastructure to provide the quality of service that surpasses customer expectations. Freightliner is a nationwide operator with a fleet of over 175 locomotives and 3,000 wagons. The Head of Track Infrastructure will be responsible for circa of 120 miles of siding track, inclusive of 400 sets of S&C spread over 30 facilities. They will also be responsible for a number of customer yards and sidings.

Freightliner are looking for a Head of Track Infrastructure to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for our track maintenance teams and our on call incident recovery services. They will also be responsible for our portfolio of track maintenance customers and looking into ways of growing this side of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a Safety leader - ensure you, your team, contractors and others work safely at all times. Ensure your Team conduct their engineering duties to our high standards safely and with integrity.
  • Support the track maintenance manager in their duties of ensuring inspections are carried out in accordance with the designated track maintenance schedule and engineering standards,
  • Support our internal stakeholders to ensure that their track maintenance is completed in accordance with the designated track maintenance schedule and maintenance standards. Provide reports for the sites highlighting what repairs need to be made, timescales and investment required.
  • Engage with external customers and manage the relationship for their track maintenance requirements and repairs
  • Own the track maintenance budget and report on the P&L on a monthly basis
  • Seek out new opportunities to grow our portfolio and offering
  • Manage our on call engineering support including recovery activities. the engineering team to ensure that we always have a competent recovery team on call to ensure that incidents can be attended 24/7 365.
  • On-call responsibility for technical advice and protection of Freightliner’s interests at main-line incidents including taking the role of silver commend for T&RS if required.


  • A proven track record of success in management of a team
  • Experience in track and infrastructure is desirable
  • Proactive, innovative and creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent oral communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to take a confident and diplomatic approach with staff, colleagues and customers
  • Written communication skills with the ability to produce clear and concise reports and letters
  • Prioritise and work well under pressure, whilst making key decisions
  • Numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data/information and produce in a clear and logical format
  • A working knowledge of PC applications; Microsoft and outlook
  • On call safety of the line responsibilities.

The successful candidate should be able to be able to use their own initiative to motivate and drive their team to deliver to our high standards. They need to be committed to providing a high standard of service to the business and attacks goals and objectives with drive, energy, and enthusiasm. A flexible approach to working hours is required as there is an on-call responsibility for technical advice and protection of Freightliner’s interests at main-line incidents.

This post is subject to standard pre-employment checks including employment references, medical & D&A screening and successful DBS background checks.

We are looking for the most committed and reliable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed for their roles.

In return we can offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a competitive pension scheme and a rewarding career in an award-winning team