2x Assistant Asset Engineer

Location:Greater London
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.

Despite this, demand is still increasing and over the next 30 years passenger demand for rail will more than double with freight demand expected to grow by 140%. We're improving the rail network, providing faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys between Britain's towns and cities. This is bringing people and businesses closer together, making Britain more competitive and a better place to do business. This provides wider benefits to the economy; rail investment stimulates private sector growth, and we are investing in our workforce and introducing new technologies.

The Engineering function determines the asset management specifications and engineering competencies required to maintain, renew, and enhance the railway network, so it is able to deliver the high performance levels that the business requires. It is tasked with making engineering decisions as cost effectively as possible to satisfy the needs of the customer and the business - its focus is delivering Network Rail's vision of engineering excellence for Britain's railway.

Brief Description

As Assistant Asset Engineer, you will support the application of the structures asset management processes in accordance with functional policy to achieve financial and output targets.

About the role

In this role you will support the application of the structures asset management processes in accordance with functional policy to achieve financial and output targets.

Key Accountabilities

1.Schedule examinations, inspections, monitoring and assessment of structures assets and the evaluation of the reports in accordance with functional policy, systems and standards.Implement mitigation measures where proposed management actions are deferred.

2.Specify and prioritise actions to address defects, comments and other issues raised in the reports, in accordance with standards and functional policy, for inclusion in work plans. Oversee the development, implementation and handover of prioritised work items to ensure the required outputs are realised.Produce route specific and asset type management regimes, and progress mitigations if items are deferred.

3.Undertake engineering analysis and risk assessments of assets or asset components to support the asset management process and scheme development, including business cases and whole life cost analysis.

4.Monitor and evaluate asset condition and capability trend data, and failure precursors to inform examination, maintenance, strengthening, risk mitigation and renewal plans to efficiently achieve corporate objectives.

5.Provide support to the specification and development of enhancement schemes and manage the interface with network capability programmes.

6.Determine mitigation actions necessary to reduce the impact of adverse weather on the performance of structures assets.

7.Maintain structures asset data and information within the company systems and processes.

8.Support initiatives to develop the buildings & civils strategic direction and input to the CP5 bid process in the route and supporting negotiations with regulatory bodies.

9.Provide engineering support and participate in investigations of incidents relating to structures.

10.Assist with the review proposals from other disciplines or external organisations that could impact on the route structures assets and/or programmes of work to identify potential synergies or conflicts.

11.Support the process for the review and approval of abnormal vehicular and rail loads.

12.Monitor the technical development of projects, ascertaining that renewal requirements are sufficient, correctly interpreted and any changes are agreed.Assist with the approval in principle of designs and support acceptance of detailed design certification.

Essential Criteria

    HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in civil or structures engineering

      Significant experience in civil or structures engineering

      Desirable Criteria

        Knowledge of structures engineering policies and standards

          An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques

            An Incorporated Engineer

            How to apply

            Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age,disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy ormaternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status,sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or otherirrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet theessential criteria.

            Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart ofeverything we do, safe behaviour istherefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personalcommitment to safety in their application.

            Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pensionschemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidyon season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

            Network Rail positively embraces flexible workingrecognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

            Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, anysalary offered will be within the followingpay range: £25,806- £32,408

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

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

            §Provideeligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

            §Completea satisfactory 3 year employment history check

            §Completea satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

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

            Closingdate:12/01/2020, lateapplications will not be accepted.Weretain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based onapplication volumes