Engineer [Track, Switches & Crossings]

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 Safety, Technical and Engineering (STE) function of Network Rail is offering an opportunity for a talented individual to develop their engineering skills within the Professional Head of Track's Asset Enhancement team.

Network Rail were awarded £245m dedicated to delivering a wide portfolio of research and development (R&D) initiatives for the industry and this opportunity means you can be central to leading and delivering part of Network Rail's R&D commitments associated to the Chief Track and Switches & Crossings team.

From the development of digital technologies, new asset design, materials and manufacturing through to robotic / automated inspection and repair solutions, this role offers the chance to be involves in multiple state-of-the-art innovations through collaboration with other NR teams, third-party contractors and UK / European industry partners.There will also be an opportunity for European travel.

Delivery of new technology to the rail industry will also see you move forward the Common Safety Method for Risk Assessment, Product Acceptance and Design for Reliability processes, assessment of UK and EU standards and working alongside the routes and business change for first of class implementation.

Day-to-day you would be:

    Accountable for providing technical engineering support.

      Responsible for developing positive working relationships with key project and industry people.

        Lead the delivery of a selected portfolio of projects contributing to the Track and Switches and Crossing European R&D commitments

          Act as lead technical reviewer within track specific product acceptance applications.

            Pursue professional registration with the relevant professional body (e.g. IMechE, IET), with support from the Track team and STE.

            About the role

            Job Purpose:

            Toprovide systems, asset and technical engineeringinput,supportandadviceacrossourengineeringdisciplines.

            Key Accountabilities:

              Act as Delivery Manager for delivery of a specific project or portfolio of projects and deliver projects to time, cost and quality.

                Provide support for capability and performance assessment of options and designs.

                  Provide support for strategy, product and asset development.

                    Schedule and undertake analysis and risk assessments and develop mitigating actions.

                      Monitor and evaluate technical and related asset data.

                        Undertake and support Engineering Verification activities.

                        Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


                          HNC/HND in Engineering (orequivalentqualification)or can demonstrateequivalentexperience

                            Substantial experienceinengineering relevant to this role

                              Soundknowledgeof relevantpoliciesandstandards

                                Anunderstandingof safetymanagementsystemsand riskassessment techniques


                                  Engineer degree


                                      Projectmanagementexperienceandawarenessof projectmanagement techniques


                                        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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                                        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 £2,750).

                                        We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107 - £45,120 plus performance related pay.

                                        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:17 November 2019. Interviews are likely to be conducted week commencing 2 December 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.