Senior Asset Engineer (R&E) [E&P] [Distribution]

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 passenger stations and major programmes of electrification, we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

The London North Eastern and East Midlands Route (LNE&EM) runs from the Scottish Borders to London Kings Cross / St Pancras, connecting major towns and cities in the North, North East and Midlands.

Our route covers key lines for commuter, cross-country and long-distance travel both north-south and east-west for both passenger and freight services.

Passenger numbers are growing rapidly across the route and are expected to increase by 30 per cent by 2023. Ongoing work in the route to boost network capacity includes junction improvements, additional track, and train lengthening schemes, all as part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan.

Brief Description

The post is within the LNE Distribution and Plant (D&P) Route Asset Management (RAM) Team. We manage the electrical distribution and plant assets through their lifespan across the route from conception to renewal and beyond. We strive to improve the reliability of our assets and provide a continually better experience for passengers, this is challenging but also very rewarding.

It is currently a significant time of change for the railway and Electrification plays a key part in the future with strong links to decarbonisation, increased efficiency and performance improvement of the railway.

The RAM team are centric to the development and management of electrical distribution and plant assets and as such the team is involved in a number of high-profile electrical projects at varying stages of their lifecycles, which are delivering the necessary upgrades, renewals and new assets to meet the evolving needs of the route into the future.

You will play a key role in leading the determination and development of D&P engineering requirements to support renewal, refurbishment and enhancement investment interventions by leading the production of project requirement specifications and acceptance criteria for electrical distribution and plant engineering works to achieve the required scope and quality in accordance with company asset policies.

We are at the cutting edge of technology development and deployment with the first UK Static Frequency Convertor (SFC) supply point recently commissioned and in service on the route. We also have four further SFCs in various stages of design.

Our asset portfolio is diverse and some of the typical types of equipment you will be managing are;

  • Transformers

  • 25kV Feeder Stations

  • Sectioning Cabins

  • Substations

  • Circuit Breakers

  • Protection Relays

  • SCADA systems

  • 11kV distribution

  • 750V DC substations (3rd Rail)

  • Transformer-Rectifiers

  • 1500V DC substation (Overhead Line)

  • HV Cables

  • High Voltage switchboards

About the role

It is imperative you have…

    Incorporated Engineer

      Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent demonstrable experience

        Membership of relevant professional institution

          Substantial distribution & plant engineering experience, particularly related to renewals and enhancements

            A comprehensive understanding of electrical protection concepts and techniques

              An understanding of SCADA systems used by Network Rail in the control of electrical systems

                Holds relevant professional and technical qualifications, or capable of achieving within reasonable timescales

                  An understanding of the Network Rail Asset Management Policy and processes

                    An understanding of the GRIP process and its application

                      An understanding of policy and technical, safety and performance standards relating to electrical engineering

                        Holds valid UK driving license, or eligible and willing to obtain

                        It is advantageous if you have…

                          Chartered Engineer

                            An understanding of policy and technical, safety and performance standards relating to electrical engineering

                              An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques

                                Knowledge of investment processes and procedures, including relevant computer systems

                                  Experience in the integration of complex engineering systems

                                    Knowledge of project management techniques

                                    How to apply

                                    External 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. Network Rail positively embraces flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We will consider all flexible working applications.

                                    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: starting at £51,156 per annum to £57,551 per annum

                                    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: 26th January 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.