Senior Project Engineer [Track]

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2140289

LNW's vision for the five years to 2024 is 'One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers.' We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join LNW Works Delivery as the Senior Project Engineer [Track] as it embarks upon the next stage of expansion. LNW Works Delivery carries out work LNW route wide from Euston in the south, through the major cities of Birmingham and Manchester to just over the Scottish border - the backbone of Britain.

The LNW Works Delivery team plans, designs and delivers projects covering Track, Signalling, Civil Engineering, Buildings, Drainage & Off-Track, Electrification and Plant within the route. The team delivers an ever increasing work bank, currently over '170m per annum, which will increase to over '200m per annum in the next Control Period. We will be delivering a '1.1bn work bank in Control Period 6 (2019 to 2024). We achieve this through a mix of both direct delivery and contracted works.

As the Senior Project Engineer [Track], you will use your skills to lead a team supporting the project engineering of track works undertaken. Your team will undertake the day-to-day assurance of designs produced by design contractors. You will produce the Contract Requirements - Technical (specifications), be part of the Interdisciplinary Design Reviews and confirmation of the engineering deliverables. You will be key, in incorporating Safety-By-Design into our works.

1. Implement Network Rail systems and procedures to deliver a cost effective, high quality and safe approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities on relevant projects. Review all relevant legislation and liaise with relevant governmental departments.

2. Monitor the competence of all Project Engineers working on projects within the functional discipline and provide functional guidance, direction and briefing.

3. Apply engineering controls and procedures to all projects so all design and construction contracts include reference to appropriate Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards applicable to their discipline.

4. Apply relevant techniques and procedures of quantified and qualitative risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to all projects and check whether the environmental aspects of all projects are managed in accordance with Network Rail Environmental Policy.

5. Monitor all projects for compliance with Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards and Network Rail project control procedures.

6. Advise project and programme management in respect of all construction activities, testing and commissioning, and site supervision. Monitor whether the design and construction elements meet the requirements of legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations.

7. Monitor the competency of contractors' design, construction and specialist personnel.

8. Undertake reviews of design and construction activities. Arrange audits of contractors to monitor whether safety and quality of design, construction testing and commissioning and management systems are adequate.

9. Undertake the duties of nominated design and construction / design construction engineer.

10. Carry out the duties of designated project engineer (DPE).

11. Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.

' Significant experience in engineering disciplines, ideally with involvement in construction and design projects across multi discipline areas

' Technical qualifications to at least HNC level or equivalent

' Membership of a relevant professional institution

' Experience of contracting

' Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects

' Knowledge of safety management and quality assurance

' Understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of works

' Accident investigation experience


' Chartered status or equivalent in the particular discipline

' Appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works

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: '50,400 - '56,700

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: 25th February 2019. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed date based on the volume of applications.

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