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Job Introduction What you can expect from the leadership within Engineering Services “I am a firm believer in creating the right environment, providing the right tools and instilling trust in our people to deliver the...

Job Introduction

What you can expect from the leadership within Engineering Services

 “I am a firm believer in creating the right environment, providing the right tools and instilling trust in our people to deliver the best they can for themselves and for the team.  Our people are our shop front, are our brand, are our ambassadors and giving opportunities to excel is paramount to enable us to deliver on our promise to our customers.  For me finding solutions to challenging problems is why we exist as a team, this could drive efficiency in what we do day in day out or coming up with bespoke solutions to industry problems.  Breaking down the building blocks to enable greater understanding of a problem is the way our inquisitive team works and by then rebuilding using our collective capabilities in an open, caring and trusting environment is how we systematically solve unique challenges for the industry, and our passenger” Leevan Finney, Engineering Services Director

Who you would work for.

Engineering Services is a function within Route Services.  We sit as a central team to provide national skills and activities which enable regions and industry partners to deliver the railway for our customers. 

As a large central functional team which focus on engineering delivery, we have many roles from pure engineering to project management and touch every part of the railway from track, power, signalling to the lifts and escalators which are essential to keep our stations moving.

Being multi-disciplinary means we have great opportunities to work in design, development or even the delivery of activities such as our own points operating equipment which move trains from one track to another up to 125mph. 

We are recruiting for a specific role within the team, and we need an enthusiastic, motivated and inspiring individual to join our team. 

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Main Responsibility

To be integral to the architectural development of allocated proposals from clarification of remit to project completion and assist in the development of architectural and engineering design solutions to best satisfy Network Rail objectives.

This position is for a self-motivated and dynamic graduate Architectural Technologist / Technician to join our team working on bespoke depot, station, and corporate office projects.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant qualification and have awareness of all RIBA stages and steps related to project delivery.

This position is aimed at a new/recent university leaver who is looking for a long-term career in the railways. They will have the opportunity to spend time with other buildings disciplines as well as railway specific disciplines throughout their initial training/development period.

The role involves working collaboratively with a small local team of Architects and Designers, and virtually with the national team, on a wide range of Architectural & Buildings projects across the national railway network.

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please find the full job description attached below.

The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate should have all the essential criteria below

  • Degree or Diploma in architectural technology or relevant technical discipline (building surveying or engineering)
  • Excellent design and presentational skills, including use of Revit, Auto CAD, , Powerpoint
  • Conversant with Building Regulations, Planning and Consents processes
  • Construction Design Management (CDM) Awareness
  • Experienced in the use of NBS or other similar specification packages

Desirable but not essential

  • Membership of a professional body (ABIAT/MBIAT)
  • Knowledge of the railways and railway architecture/engineering
  • Previous experience working on heritage buildings including liaison with local planning authorities, English Heritage, CADW and Historic Scotland and CABE
  • Knowledge of heritage legislation
  • Experienced in use of 3D Studio Max/Sketch up/InDesign
  • Experience in production of 3D visualisations

Package Description

Vacancy Type: Full time 35 hours per week (flexible patterns will be considered)

Duration: Permanent

Location: York ICC

Salary: Band 5 (£29,800 - £33,000)

Closing Date: 15th July 2024

We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions.

We are an organisation who cares about our employees and our employee benefits reflect this these include, Flexible working patterns, A range of pension schemes, Healthcare Scheme and so much more. Access to ‘My Benefits’ portal which include discounts in food, technology and experience days.

Who we are and what we care about!

We are committed to a diverse workplace enriched with representation from diverse cultures, backgrounds and skills. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where difference is embraced, and individuals can thrive. We recognize that the success of the team is dependent on a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined group of individuals, aligned to deliver successful solutions.

Because of this passion for change we have been voted as one of the Stonewall’s Top 100 employers for leading LGBT+ inclusive employers, click here to view more The Full List: Top 100 Employers 2022 (

We care about our people and as a Disability Confident Leader and as part of the recruitment journey any candidate who meets the essential criteria and has declared they have a disability will be invited to an interview for the role they apply for, this is just small part of our inclusive recruitment approach.

At Network Rail, we have many employee networks to reflect our diverse population and help to raise issues to the wider workforce and support their membership and support our Everybody Matters strategy.

Our role is to run a safe, reliable, and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority. 

About the Company

We offer excellent benefits, including:

  • Flexible working patterns such as working from home and working compressed hours
  • A range of pension schemes
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Rail and underground season ticket subsidies up to 75%
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and volunteering days (5 days)
  • 2 weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • GymPass – Access to gym’s across the UK
  • Access to ‘My Benefits’ portal which include discounts in food, technology and experience days

(External and Contractors) Drugs and Alcohol Standard:

All prospective candidates offered a conditional role will be required to undergo and pass a drugs and alcohol test. Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test. All positive drugs and alcohol test results for prospective candidates will be securely held on Sentinel database and a 5 year suspension from applying for a safety critical role, a role which requires PTS certification or a Key Safety role on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure will be enforced.

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd


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