Innovations Engineer

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2163831

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.

IP Signalling are over 600 project delivery professionals with extensive experience of delivering complex and high-profile signalling renewals and enhancements. Based around Great Britain, they work with their client, the routes, and the technical expertise of their supply chain to deliver safe, reliable and consistent projects on the network.

Infrastructure Projects (IP) Signalling team has achieved a world first, recording the highest ever score in an internationally recognised project management assessment.

The Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3), run by the independent body Aspire, looks at an organisation and how it delivers its projects, programmes and portfolios of work. Our team achieved a score of 4.4 out of 5, measured across the seven perspectives, which is a first in the history of the assessment. No organisation in any industry worldwide has ever achieved a score of more than four in the assessment.

As an Innovations Engineer you will identify, help deliver, promote, test and provide technical support to the development and delivery including training and advice of specific projects/initiatives relating broadly to the design tools portfolio. You will also help 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 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

To succeed in this role, it is critical to have an understanding and keen interest in data management and modelling including BIM, UML, Json and future technologies such as VR / AR and IoT. Providing the knowledge and guidance on standard methodology 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. You will also be required to input on train-borne survey techniques and potential technological solutions. Using NR fleet and TOC/FOC service vehicles.

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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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