Project Engineer

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 extraordinary stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Route Services is a division of Network Rail, formed to provide our routes with services and supplies that they need in order to maintain and deliver a better railway for a better Britain. We work with our customers to provide them with the safest, most cost-efficient and effective services enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. SCO aims are to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Supply Chain Operations

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we:

  • Provide Buildings and Civils Project Engineering support for a variety of clients including Works Delivery, Asset Protection, Commercial Property and Train Operating Companies.
  • Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast
  • Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.
  • Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.
  • Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

About the Building & Civils Project Engineering team...

    The B&C team are a national team of diverse engineering capabilities that provides technical and engineering support services to the Route Businesses as well as central operational functions.

    Brief Description

    To provide engineering assurance for Buildings schemes across a wide portfolio of large and small projects, including acting as interdisciplinary lead engineer (DPE).

    We are looking for someone with either building surveying or civil/structural engineering.

      As a Project Engineer focusing on Buildings schemes, you will be responsible for leading, crafting and ensuring the quality assurance of railway projects affecting stations and operational buildings across the North West and Central region.

        This will be achieved through liaising with the local delivery teams and partners, optimising cost solutions and delivering on tasks in restricted time-frames. We're looking for someone who can develop and review designs while providing support to your colleagues with compliance and assurance issues relating to the Buildings discipline and other internal partners.

          Your role will be based in our Manchester or Birmingham office where the Works Delivery Buildings and Asset Protection teams have a large CP6 workbank of station, depot and operational buildings schemes located between London and the Scottish border, and so will require occasional travel.

            In Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering we are continually looking for innovative and creative solutions for the engineering challenges that we face - are you ready to make a long term impact on Britain's railways?

            About the role

            Key Accountabilities

            1.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.

            2.Engineer Building Projects 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.

            3.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.

            4.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.

            5.Monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors.

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

            7.Assess competence of internal and contractor's design/construction/specialist personnel.

            8.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.

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

            10.Identify and share best practice across the various project teams.

            Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


              Successful relevant experience in Building/Civil engineering, ideally with involvement in construction and design projects across multi discipline areas.

                Technical qualifications to HNC/HND or equivalent GNVQ level in a Buildings related discipline.

                  Knowledge of quality assurance.

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

                      CDM, risk assessment, engineering management competency.


                        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.

                              Project safety management experience

                              How to apply

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

                              At Network Rail we encourage our staff to work flexibly as we recognise our busy lives don't always fit around our jobs. We would welcome any applications from those wishing to carry out this role in a flexible way ie part time job share, compressed hours work pattern etc.

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

                              Network Rail adheres 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: 20.01.2020

                              Late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                              Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

                              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.