Train Driver Bristol

Posted 12 months ago

Purpose of the Role


To undertake the safe and efficient driving and operation of trains as directed on weekly roster and diagrams



Key Success Measures


  • Safety – Support the implementation of the the companies Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.


  • Profitability – Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business.


  • Quality – Quality is key to competitiveness.  Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high quality product or service, which the company can take pride in.


  • Respect – Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work.


Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability    


  •  Responsible for the safe, efficient and productive operation of freight trains.
  • Carry out train driving duties in accordance with laid down procedures.  
  • Ensure safety of the line and all employees and public that may be affected by the operation of trains.     
  • Undertake locomotive preparation and disposal duties, and fuel locomotives when required.
  • Undertake in-service locomotive, train faultfinding, and assist in repairs where competent.
  • Record and report locomotive and train defects in accordance with Rulebook and Company Procedures
  • Prepare locomotives for service.
  • Undertake train preparation/train “in service” freight examination and loads examination duties.
  • Carry out the “simplified” brake test as directed.
  • Undertake route learning as directed and sign for routes after sufficient time for learning. 
  • Assist maintenance staff and undertake “weekly” locomotive exams as required.
  • Work various shift patterns including nights, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Must be prepared to lodge away from home, when required.
  • Ensure the highest level of professionalism when dealing with other individuals within the company, clients and members of the public.
  • As you will expect the organization may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time



  • Person Specification


The job holder will have;

· Appropriate traction knowledge

· Freight rules & regulations

· Route knowledge

· Basic wagon knowledge

· Personal Track Safety


Behavioral Skills


  • Energy – ‘Get up and go’ attitude of a leader
  • Energise – Lead, manage and inspire my team
  • Edge – Maximise my personal edge
  • Execute – Make things happen
  • Engage – Stay close to the client

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