Infrastructure Director

Avon Valley Railway
Contract Type: 
Details of Role: 

We’re looking for someone to provide strategic oversight of our permanent way and associated lineside infrastructure (buildings & structures, bridges & embankments, drainage & culverts, signalling, fencing and arboriculture).  You’ll set the standards for inspection and maintenance to ensure the railway assets are effectively cared for and support the team to successfully discharge the requirements of the railway’s Safety Management System. You’ll also develop processes to ensure tasks are always undertaken by competent people and help grow the size of the volunteer workforce to make this happen.

Key skills
• Knowledge of, maintenance of infrastructure, ideally in a railway or similarly complex environment.
•Strong leadership skills with ability to manage and motivate staff teams
•Able to successfully articulate infrastructure and maintenance information to non-technically-minded

It would be preferable if you’re an affiliate of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers or similar, and attend regular continual professional development activity to ensure you’re aware of current best practice. An IOSH Managing Safely or similar qualification would also be helpful in demonstrating a level of management capability.

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 30 June, 2021 - 09:00
How to Apply: 

We invite applications by CV and covering letter to John Lanchester, the AVRCo Chair at

Applications will be reviewed by the Board, with selected candidates invited for formal interview and background checks completed. The closing date for roles are 30 June 2021 but we reserve the right to close earlier should sufficient competent people apply.

Contact Person: 
John Lanchester
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