Senior Engineer [ESD] x 6

Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We're investing £48bn in the railway by 2024 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.

The Safety, Technical & Engineering (STE) Group is the Technical Authority for Network Rail providing strategy, policy and assurance as well as expert technical services to the business in asset management, engineering, maintenance, operations, safety, health and wellness, quality, sustainable development, security and information management.

Our key accountabilities are:

Innovate - Define and deliver national improvement programmes and commission research and development to achieve a better railway

Lead - Provide strategic leadership and guidance to Network Rail and external stakeholders

Assure - Assure Network Rail assets and safety performance by governing standards and frameworks and providing intelligence to support business improvement

Grow - Improve the health and vitality of all Network Rail employees, grow our capability by developing competency frameworks and aligning competencies to industry developments and using management information, audits and investigations to identify best practice and continuous improvement.

Brief Description

The Contact Systems team, within the Chief Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (M&EE) organisation, is looking to appoint Senior Engineers to support the development and practical implementation of new and updated standards associated with traction power systems, in particular; overhead line equipment and conductor rail contact systems.

The roles will give you the opportunity to:

    Develop standards relating to contact systems;

      Provide input into the development of safety cases for the new and updated standards;

        Develop, pilot and roll-out training materials;

          Provide support to front line practitioners; and

            Provide technical support to Route champions who are responsible for the roll-out of the new standards within their Route.

            Candidates are likely to have practical experience of the electrical safety processes associated with working on or near overhead line equipment and/or conductor rail systems.

            We are hoping to fill 6 vacancies; all being new additions to our operations.

            About the role

            Job Purpose:

            Toprovidetechnical engineeringinput, guidance and advice in support of electrical safety delivery.

            Key Accountabilities:

              Provide expert advice, input and support associated with the provision of services for our customers and suppliers.

                Provide the technical input to the development of the standards, specifications, means of compliance and KPIs.

                  Proactively research and respond to changes in the internal and external requirements and practice which impact upon policy and standards.

                    Support the setting of policy and standards, operational processes and systems. Manage the design and delivery of programmes for the development of technical capability.

                      Integrate and co-ordinate activity across different engineering disciplines, and contribute to the development of engineers within the practice

                      Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                        Degreeorequivalent level experience in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering, Railway Engineering or a process safety related subject

                          Membershipof a relevant technical body

                            Broadtechnical engineeringexperience

                              Projectorfinancial planningandmanagementexperience


                                Leadership experience


                                    Provenabilityinmanagingcommercial,contractual andfinancial issues

                                      Knowledgeof the railwayindustryandaunderstandingof railwayinfrastructure

                                      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 factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                                      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 (to a maximum amount of £2,750).

                                      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: £51,156 - £57,551.

                                      As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                                      Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                        Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                          Complete a satisfactory 3-year employment history check

                                            Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                                            For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

                                            Closing date: 25th November 2019, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

                                            It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.