Project Engineer [Signalling]

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.

The Signalling Renewals Programme team deliver signalling projects throughout the Eastern Region and are based in George Stephenson House, York.

Brief Description

A Project Engineer is required to undertake Project Engineer (Signalling) duties on allocated schemes within the Signalling Renewals Programme.

About the role

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement Network Rail systems and procedures to maintain a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to signalling 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 Projects so that they are engineered to the signal engineering standards and specifications 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 signal 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 signalling construction activities, including testing and commissioning and sit 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 signalling 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.


    Successful relevant experience in signal 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, CSM risk assessment, auditing internal and external 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

                    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 £3,666.67 (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:

                    Salary starting at £40,107 and increasing to £45,120 per annum

                    Closing date:22/01/2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

                    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.