Assurance Engineer (HO)

Location:Milton Keynes
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.

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.

The key purpose of the Infrastructure Projects (IP) Track function is the efficient delivery of track renewals and enhancements through improved specification, better utilisation of resources and the professional control and management of projects. Its focus is to renew and improve the rail infrastructure to deliver our commitments for the future through increased efficiency and value for money.

High Output Track Renewals is a national project and part of the IP (Track) portfolio. We are responsible for the management and delivery of high-quality plain line renewals on the UK's primary mainline routes, using state of the art High Output On Track Machine systems, working 7 nights per week.

Brief Description

A fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated, passionate and diligent person from a Railway Maintenance or a Rail Contractor organisation who has a Permanent Way / Track renewals background.

Working as part of the Safety & Engineering team within High Output Track Renewals you will be required to undertake assurance activities within our Delivery Depots to make sure the Engineering and Delivery teams work in accordance with the relevant specifications, standards and local processes. You will be required to support the delivery of the Asset Management Plan (AMP), undertake site walkouts to validate key deliverables, defects and components, checking and correlating Health & Safety files, liaising with the Maintainer, acting as an independent person / arbitrator, signing off on all Taking Over Certificates and fulfilling the duties of Project Engineer (Track) for Construction.

You will need to complete Engineering Verification reviews both on site and in the depots and assist in the production of new protocols for the High Output PEM EV programme.

Additional duties will involve developing new processes, coaching and mentoring depot and site staff to help continually improve the quality of work delivered and documentation produced by High Output - raising the bar for assurance and compliance.

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Are you passionate about building positive cross company relationships, working collaboratively to achieve a common goal?

If you're able to self-manage and work independently when needed, then this could be your next role!

This role requires availability to work some night & weekend shifts in accordance with the High Output Safe System of Work policy

About the role

Key Accountabilities

Join us as an Assurance Engineer, and:

    Lead the implementation of new processes and systems to achieve consistent application

      Undertake assurance activities (audit, review and end product checks) to verify compliance with the defined systems and processes.

        Undertake detailed sampling of deliverables to verify alignment wit Network Rail company standards, technical specifications and the requirements of the quality management system.

          Manage compliance with requirements for work definition, specification and design including the identification of non-compliances.

            Analyse information to identify problem areas for management action.

              Identify and report any resource or competency issues that need to be managed (by others) to improve the levels of compliance.

                Lead and support the implementation of improvement plans and other initiatives including the promotion of good practice.

                  Coach and mentor others on the application of processes and systems and the quality requirements for the end product.

                    Support the accurate and timely reporting of information that supports Key performance indicators.


                      Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                        Relevant successful experience in the construction industry, and in a relevant railway engineering discipline.

                          HNC or equivalent qualification in construction or a relevant engineering discipline.

                            Working knowledge of Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulation requirements.

                              Track Safety competence


                                Membership of a relevant professional body and/or educated to degree level.

                                We actively lead and take pride in the individual needs of all our team, we know what's important and we constantly strive to build an environment where you can feel fulfilled in the work you carry out

                                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 £2,750).

                                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: £40,107 - £45,120

                                Closing date: 24/11/2019 late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

                                Network Rail adheres to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is a government standard for pre-employment vetting. All prospective employees will undergo the required checks to meet this standard before joining the company.