Assistant Technician [Track]

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2136556

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail ' Europe's largest civil engineering project ' to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.

Our shared behaviours are helping us to shape a better railway for a better Britain:

Network Rail Design Delivery (NRDD) within Infrastructure Projects (IP) will provide a managed service for design delivery through a regionally-structured, multi-disciplinary organisation and relationships with supply chain design organisations. The NRDD bring a range of different specialisations including Signalling, E&P, B&C and Track Design that complement each other to improve the overall diverse service offering.

Job Purpose

This will include site visits, report writing and drafting using Microstation.

Network Rail Design Delivery (NRDD) within Infrastructure Projects (IP) provides a managed service for design delivery through a regionally-structured, multi-disciplinary organisation and relationships with supply chain design organisations. NRDD brings together a range of different Engineering disciplines including Signalling, E&P, B&C and Track to work collaboratively on a wide variety of projects across the Rail network.

We are looking for Engineering Technicians to work within our Track design teams with a background in railways, infrastructure and/or multidisciplinary projects.

Do you have or are working towards'.

' experience of 2D & 3D software modelling capability using Bentley or Auto desk products

' an HNC, HND or degree relative to discipline

' experience in working in a team environment

We would like to hear from you!

Key accountabilities for the role

' To prepare drawings and 3D models to develop concept, feasibility and design proposals to meet business objectives. This may involve site visits in order to provide effective viable proposals.

' Assist in the development of technical track designs.

' To provide cost effective, fit for purpose and value for money technical design service to internal and external clients and in accordance with efficiency targets.

' To establish, maintain and improve cost effective 'corporate' design standards for new build and renewals works having due regard to the requirements of company standards and policies and heritage designations where these apply.

' To proactively participate as a member the team.

' To assist the Senior Design Engineer and their team in the production of design deliverables.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications for the role


' Experienced in working in a team environment

' Construction Design Management (CDM) Awareness


' Experience in track engineering eg maintenance, design, installation, S&C fabrication/assembly

' General awareness of railway operations and railway engineering

' To hold or be working towards a relevant Engineering qualification.

' Membership of an appropriate professional body such as ICE, IMechE, PWayI

' Proactive approach to professional development

' Knowledge of gauging using ClearRoute2'

' Experienced in use of Bentley MicroStation and Bentley Rail Track

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Every day, there are more than 4.8 million journeys made in the UK and more than 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year. We are in an exciting period of change and building a culture where we treat people the way we want to be treated ourselves.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to '3000 (to a maximum amount of '2,250).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Salary starting from '22,000.

Closing date: 1st July 2019, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

Network Rail adheres to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is a government standard for pre-employment vetting. All prospective employees will undergo the required checks to meet this standard before joining the company.

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