Project Engineer - Civils

Location:Swindon
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From the rejuvenation of Paddington station and the upgrade and expansion of Thameslink, to Europe's largest civil engineering project - Crossrail - we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.

Infrastructure Projects provides the efficient delivery of renewals and enhancements through improved specification, better utilisation of resources and the professional control and management of projects. Its focus is to renew and enhance the rail infrastructure to deliver our commitments for the future through increased efficiency and value for money. The planning of activities, resources, plant and equipment for Infrastructure Projects is integrated with the requirements of the operational railway through area planning and delivery planning units. The concept of delivery is one of integrated project teams co-located with Engineering and Contracts and Procurement.

Brief Description

The Project Engineer working in the area of Building and Civils will be involved with schemes ranging from major and minor civils; both below and above the railway (bridge reconstructions, strengthening schemes and repairs), earthwork and associated structures, drainage, stations (buildings, platforms and footbridges) and depots.

Your expertise as a Project Engineer will enable you to implement Network Rail systems and procedures to maintain a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to relevant projects. Your experience will enable you to liaise with regulators and others as appropriate.

A key part of this role will be to monitor specific projects managed by Infrastructure Investment so that they are engineered to the standards and specification of Network Rail. You must have an ability to manage all engineering activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable and meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

The successful candidate will monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors, providing project management advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision. You will have the ability to manage elements of relevant projects to meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management regulations.

An ability to arrange an audit of contractors will be required to monitor safety, environment and quality of design, construction and testing.

About the role

Implement Network Rail systems and procedures to maintain a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities on relevant projects, compliant with all relevant legislation. Liaise with regulators and others as appropriate.

Monitor specific projects managed by Infrastructure Investment so that they are engineered to the standards and specification of Network Rail, allocated design and construction contracts include reference to and are compliant with appropriate Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards, formal specifications and procedures.

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

Maintain the use of relevant techniques and procedures of quantified and qualitative risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to allocated projects and manage the environmental aspects of allocated projects in accordance with Network Rail's environmental policy.

Monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors.

Provide project management advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision. Manage so that the design and/or construction elements of relevant projects meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations.

Monitor so that the contractor's design/construction/specialists personnel are competent.

Undertake reviews of design and/or construction activities.Arrange audits of contractors monitoring safety, environment and quality of design, construction, testing and commissioning and management systems is adequate.

Carry out the duties of designated project engineer (DPE) for specific projects.

Identify and share best practice across the various project teams.

Essential

  • Successful relevant experience in engineering disciplines, ideally with involvement in construction and design projects across multi discipline areas.

  • Technical qualifications to HNC/HND or equivalent GNVQ level.

  • Knowledge of quality assurance.

  • An understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of work.

  • CDM, risk assessment , auditing internal and external competency.

  • CITB CSCS scheme.

Desirable

  • Membership of a relevant professional body with chartered status and/or educated to degree level.

  • Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects.

  • An appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works.

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

  • Project safety management experience

Yellow book course.

How to apply

Please be aware this vacancy is being advertised internally.

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.

Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision

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 (up to a maximum subsidy amount of £2,500).

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

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 for applications is 21st November 2019. Please note this vacancy is being advertised internally. Late applications will not be accepted.

For further information please contactStuart Hitch on Stuart.Hitch@networkrail.co.uk