About the role

Amazing infrastructure isnt the only thing that gets built here. Incredible careers do too. Join our Rail team as a Technician/Fitter and you can build something to be proud of. The role will be based out of our site in Colchester.

What you'll be doing

As a Technician/Fitter you will:

  • Ensure a disciplined approach to safety. health, environment and quality (SHEQ) on site, reinforce the procedures constantly - and if you have a late change to a plan, reassess the risks;
  • Provide clear and simple SHEQ guidance;
  • Intervene to stop any unsafe or non compliant practices immediately;
  • Provide visible management on site try to know people by name in your team;
  • Be prepared to listen to feedback, follow through with quick action and report back;
  • Take responsibility for the safety of others;
  • Be open about unsafe actions from which lessons can be learned;
  • Be assertive and confident in making sure all SHEQ procedures are followed;
  • Understand that working safely is good for the Balfour Beatty Rail business, good for the industry and good for you.

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience required:

  • Served recognised apprenticeship;
  • Undertake road vehicle driving as required;
  • Personal Track Safety and Designated Person as required;
  • Ability to work to timescales/deadlines;
  • Health & Safety awareness;
  • Stores Knowledge;
  • Must meet and maintain the appropriate medical standard for the position;
  • PPPCs as required;
  • NVQ Level 3 qualified in the relevant discipline.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Balfour Beatty Rail Limited is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.

For an example of the exciting work our rail teams undertake click here:


We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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