Level Crossing Safety Manager at Network Rail
Is a career in level crossing safety right for me?
Do you have an interest in engineering? Want a rewarding career where you’ll make a difference? Want to take the lead on projects that keep people safe?
If so, a career in level crossing safety could be the answer.
Perks and challenges of being a Level Crossing Safety Manager
- You’ll use a blend of engineering skills and project management to take the lead on projects to improve level crossing safety.
- You’ll have the chance to inspire others to be safe around level crossings and the railway.
- You’ll need to be able to communicate bad news if an accident does happen. This can be a challenging part of your role, but you’ll receive training to support you in this aspect of your job.
The following skills are very useful:
- Project management – you’ll be taking the lead on projects to improve the safety of level crossings such as engineering improvements.
- Investigation – part of your role will be to carry out risk assessments and help the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and other organisations in their inquiries into accidents and incidents.
- Relationship management – you’ll need to engage with and manage multiple working partnerships in order to deliver changes to level crossing safety and awareness campaigns.
What qualifications do you need to be a Level Crossing Safety Manager?
Usually, you’ll need to be educated to degree level in order to become a level crossing safety manager.
If you choose to take the university route, it will help your application if you have a mechanical engineering degree combined with experience and a project management qualification.
What is the workplace of a Level Crossing Safety Manager like?
You’ll mainly be office-based. You’ll also be travelling to level crossings and taking part in campaigns like safety awareness events for the public.