Design Engineer [B&C]

Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

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.

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.

It's an exciting time to be working on capital delivery projects as IP gears up for CP6 and looks forward to more collaborative ways of working being introduced in the putting passengers first programme. In future, IP will be closer to passengers and train operators as part of five regions supported by service directorates. We are looking to recruit talented individuals who can help us deliver these projects. For the most up to date information please log onto the IP Putting Passengers first page on MyConnect or for any additional information please contact the hiring manager.

Brief Description

This is a position for an experienced Design Engineer to join a thriving multi-disciplinary design team within Network Rail Design Delivery, primarily working on Station/Building projects. They will be responsible for the engineering design development of allocated proposals from clarification of remit to project completion managing so that the engineering solutions to proposals are developed to best satisfy the business case.

About the role

Key Responsibilities

    Manage so that the development remit for a proposal properly describes the engineering requirements, scope, possibilities and operational performance targets and maintain a robust challenge to sponsoring engineers and managers, in order to monitor and value manage the business and technical remit and thereby optimise the business case.

      Monitor so that all engineering and development activities result in schemes that are affordable and that meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.

        Manage the development of suitable engineering options for a proposal so that full consideration is given to safety, reliability, operational capacity modelling, maintainability, ease of construction, and environmental/whole life issues.Engineering excellence is to be supported by:

          Secure all relevant base data.

            Review compliance with appropriate standards.

              Using risk ID and evaluation methods as suitable, to evaluate and compare options.

                Using feedback from all relevant past projects across the UK rail network, lessons learned etc.

                  Keep designers up to date via training, briefings, CPD etc.

                    Maintain strict change control on scope development; evaluate cost, time and performance impacts in conjunction with development management.

                      Participate in the selection of a single option for further development. Prepare or monitor preparation of reports, papers etc as necessary.

                        Manage to the development of the selected single option.

                          Manage all engineering and development activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable, and that meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.

                            Prepare the full engineering data package required for commencement of the detailed design, and participate in answering on-going clarifications/queries as needed.

                              Support Construction Design Management (CDM) Planning during GRIP stages 2 to 4 5 in all associated duties and carry out or monitor cross-discipline engineering checks of all relevant aspects of the proposal.

                                Resource adequately the feasibility stages of project development, in both the quality and quantity of Network Rail and supplier staff, and in the use of the most appropriate support equipment.

                                  Manage the engineering interfaces of allocated proposals with concurrent work in other disciplines, or within other programmes.

                                    Act as or liaise with the appropriate Project Engineer during stages 2-4monitoring so that method statements for site works and surveys are produced and accepted to the required standards.

                                      Monitor, assess, evaluate and audit Consultants and Contractors during project stages 2-4.


                                        Hold a minimum of a BEng / BSc in Civil or Structural Engineering.

                                          Experience in design of Buildings/structures using Eurocode, Network Rail Standards, Railway Group Standards and using structural analysis software

                                            A demonstrable aptitude for option development.

                                              Strong evaluation and decision-making skills.

                                                A working knowledge of rail engineering; relevant successful experience working in the principal discipline and an adequate understanding of all other related disciplines.

                                                  An ability to work and communicate effectively in a team context, and directly with Clients

                                                    An appreciation of all the life cycle stages of rail infrastructure.

                                                      CDM, Risk assessment competency.

                                                        Competent in Engineering Management of Railway Projects and experience as a Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE)

                                                          Exhibit strong report writing, communication and numerical skills. Have the ability to design in different materials using software packages


                                                            Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution. Chartered or working towards your Chartership

                                                              Experience in Railway Civil & Structural Engineering, including detailed design, assessment and conceptual design of Railway Bridge and Civil Structures. Knowledge of Railway environment and constructability will be an added advantage.

                                                              How to apply

                                                              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.

                                                              Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:starting at £39,514 rising to £44,453

                                                              Closing date: 16th December 2019

                                                              Late applications will not be accepted.