Innovations Engineer

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2153567

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.

As an Innovations Engineer you will identify, help deliver, promote, test and provide technical support to the development and delivery including support and training of specific projects/initiatives relating broadly to the design tools portfolio. You will also help manage the implementation of these projects/initiatives within NR and the supply chain. This will include working to deliver key programme initiatives and inputting into technical teams to contribute to projects initiatives and deliver the right outputs to time and quality requirements.

You will also work with the wider SIG team to develop, scope and improve help the portfolio activities, and to share, communicate and maintain these.

You will also be required to proactively support and represent the SIG programme across the railway industry nationally and with international colleagues, provide knowledge of the programme in terms of vision, scope, benefits and approach.

The key areas are:

' an understanding and keen interest in data management and modelling including BIM, UML, Json for example and future technologies such as VR / AR and IoT

' to give knowledge and guidance on best practice and Business As Usually tasks undertaken using Tools and Design Technology ' namely CAD tools, Bentley plug-ins e.g. ISP Scheme, CNET and tools such as Sketch.

' input on train-borne survey techniques and potential technological solutions

Key Accountabilities

' Manage the development of (discipline) engineering policies for the consistent application of standards on engineering projects.

' Provide technical support and guidance on engineering best practice for (discipline)engineers employed in the delivery of projects.

' Management of innovations to reduce the costs of the delivery of engineering projects.

' Management of consistent and standard templates which embrace the latest products, tools and methods.

' Provide relevant engineering input to the generic technical specifications for projects within signalling contract frameworks.

' Participate in the review of innovative, conceptual and novel solutions for the (discipline) engineering elements within projects.

' Monitor, review and assess (discipline) application within projects and thereby provide feedback on consistency and best practice employed to the appropriate engineering managers.

' Provide (discipline) support for engineering audits undertaken by the Signalling Innovations Group.

' Management of support and training activities to expedite the use of products, tools and methods in the delivery of engineering projects, and on-going project support to ensure benefits are realised.

' Manage the capture, monitoring, auditing and analysis of the effectiveness of engineering delivery, including the performance of deployed products, tools and methods.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


' Educated to HND/Degree level in Electronic or Control Engineering, or equivalent industry-recognised signal engineering qualification.

' Knowledge of industry standards relating to Signalling engineering.

' Strong evaluation and decision-making skills.

' Good communication, presentation and collaborative working skills.

' An appreciation of all the life cycle stages of rail projects.

' Review, audit and assessment competencies.


' Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution.

' Experience in design, installation, testing and maintenance.

' Experience in the development of Signalling engineering products and supporting tools.

' Experience in the application of Railway Safety for Projects (Yellow Book).

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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

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 '3,333 (to a maximum amount of '2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '32,740- '36,832

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 27-01-2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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