Infrastructure Monitoring Train Driver - LNW & West Midlands

Date: 25 Jun 2024

Location: Tonbridge, GB, TN9 1SH

Company: Colas

Make your mark with Colas Rail UK 

At Colas Rail, differences matter. Join a team where being your authentic self is respected, encouraged, and vital to our success. At Colas Rail you'll be at home. You'll be welcomed into an inclusive team where there's a role for every talent - and a close-knit, familial culture. You will also get the opportunity to help us transform transportation, set new standards, and dare to be different. 


This is true because...

  • We value everyone as part of the same team.
  • We treat everyone as equals - and everyone is approachable, from the CEO down. 
  • We put you in control of your career to lead and grow in any way you want. 
  • We have a culture of care, from safe working environments to diversity and inclusion. 
  • We're renowned for innovation, adopting new ideas, and daring to be different. 
  • We are building a more sustainable future and our projects impact infrastructure for generations. 


About Us 

Step into the world of Colas Rail, where a century of expertise merges with a daring spirit to shape the future of rail infrastructure. 

At Colas Rail, we deliver transport solutions for sustainable mobility. We are a leading rail infrastructure business with on track plant and freight capabilities. As a subsidiary of the Colas Group, we are part of over a hundred years' experience in delivering major innovations across our sector. Every day, thousands of trains run on tracks built, designed, or maintained by Colas Rail. 


Leading by our values

Our Care, Share and Dare values are at the heart of everything we do. These values feed into our main strategies and accompany us daily in realising our ambitions. 

We care for our employees' well-being and safety, fostering a culture of inclusivity and support. 

We share a passion for excellence, celebrating achievements and nurturing talent. 

We dare to push boundaries, embracing challenges and driving innovation in every endeavour. 

Even if you don't meet every requirement, please don't rule yourself out, we still encourage you to apply if your skills, values, and experience align to the role. 


Job Details


Do you value safety and job security?


Are you looking for a unique opportunity to expand your route and traction knowledge?


Are you looking for a company that knows how to look after and reward their staff?


Do you want a company that not only offers an interesting career but a challenging one too? 


If you answered yes to all, then look no further. We have the career for you!


We are expanding and with more work comes more opportunities.


As a train driver, you will have the opportunity to work on various locomotives: from our class 37s to state of art class 70s. You will be a key player to run our Freight services in the LNW/ West Midlands region. You will be empowered to ensure a safe and reliable service operation of freight trains as a role model Train Driver offering a best in class service.

In your role, you will work with rostering and training teams, driver standards managers, delivery managers, and staff at all levels so that freight services could run safety, and on time.

Person Specification


You will have:


  • Train Driver Experience with existing LNW and/or West Midlands route knowledge.  
  • Ensure safety of the line and all employees and public that may be affected by the operation of trains.
  • A clean safety record
  • A current PTS (third rail) appropriate to CTRL
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Flexibility with working shift patterns.
  • Ability to identify competency standards required as a result of legislation, operational standards and safety procedures and maintain same by audit and surveillance

What We Offer


At Colas Rail we know how important job satisfaction is for everyone to support with life at home, your health and financial well-being, that's why in return we offer:


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company funded Job Use Van
  • Business fuel card (for business fuel purchases only)
  • Industry leading Life Assurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Wellbeing Employee Assistant Programme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Long Service Award
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Occupational Health Service

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We believe that diversity drives innovation and creativity, and we actively seek to create an environment whete everyone feels valued and respected. Regardless of background, disability, age, race, religion, or gender, everyone is welcome at Colas Rail. 

We strive to promote equity and eliminate discrimination, actively seeking to create a workforce reflective of communities we serve. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, offering flexible and inclusive adjustments to the interview process. 

We are proudly part of the Disability Confidence Scheme, and as such we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme if you meet the minimum requirements. 

Join us in making a positive impact! Apply and be part of a team that values diversity and embraces unique perspectives.