Design Engineer [B&C] - x2

Location:Greater Manchester
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.

Network Rail Design Delivery (NRDD)provide a managed service for design delivery through a regionally-structured, multi-disciplinary organisation and relationships with supply chain design organisations. The NRDD bring a range of different specialisations including Signalling, E&P, B&C and Track Design that complement each other to improve the overall diverse service offering

Brief Description

Network Rail's Design Department (NRDD) is Network Rail's internal consultancy group. It brings together the four individual discipline design groups to offer an integrated multi-disciplinary design capability for projects within the rail environment. NRDD Buildings and Civils is a multidisciplinary team which, together with the signalling, track / permanent way, and the electrification and plant design groups, form part of the NRDD, numbering more than 580 technical staff.
This is a position for an Design Engineer (B&C) with a Building Surveying background to join a multidisciplinary consultancy within Network Rail. You will report to a Senior Design Engineer and work alongside other Designers on both single discipline and multi discipline schemes.
The projects that you will be working on will range from feasibility and early optioneering through to detailed design including new build, refurbishment and/or fit out of buildings, office and stations.
This role is to be based in Manchester - Square One office

About the role

Key Accountabilities

  • To assist with development of client remit (if required).
  • To undertake design services to projects including preparation and development of concept, feasibility, single option and detailed design proposals, which may include specification, drawings, design certificates etc.
  • To undertake design development activities so that they result in schemes that are cost effective, fit for purpose, and that meet programme, cost & quality requirements. Also ensuring full consideration is given to safety, maintainability, sustainability,ease of construction, environmental and whole life issues.
  • Carry out the role of Designer as defined by the Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations including preparation of Designer's Risk Assessments.
  • Ensure all designs are in accordance with the appropriate Standards (Building regulations, planning) and other statutory requirements.
  • Undertake site visits to supervise & manage subcontractors completing intrusive site investigations / surveys (not essential).
  • To proactively participate as a member of an integrated team working alongside other disciplines in the delivery of projects
  • To undertake & assist in the pricing of design services for clients' remits and put together offer of design services packs.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • A Building Surveying degree or equivalent industry-recognised training qualification.
  • Demonstrable experience in design and checking including new build, refurbishment and/or fit out projects.
  • Demonstrable experience of working to Building Regulations, with good understanding of Planning, Building Control & Listed Buildings.
  • Appreciation of the Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations.
  • Strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
  • An ability to work and communicate effectively in a team context.


  • Previous consultancy or contractor experience.
  • Either Chartered (RICS) or working towards membership (Chartership) of a professional body (RICS).
  • Preparation of specifications (NBS)
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines & commercial goals. are met;
  • Experience of using relevant design software, such as CAD, NBS.
  • Good knowledge of construction and on-site experience
  • Be highly motivated and enthusiastic with a positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of the railway infrastructure.

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 £2,500). We adhere to a structured pay framework; any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107 45,120

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.

Closing date: 17th 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