Senior Engineer [Systems]

Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We're investing £48bn in the railway by 2024 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.

The Safety, Technical & Engineering (STE) Group is the Technical Authority for Network Rail providing strategy, policy and assurance as well as expert technical services to the business in asset management, engineering, maintenance, operations, safety, health and wellness, quality, sustainable development, security and information management.

Our key accountabilities are:

Innovate - Define and deliver national improvement programmes and commission research and development to achieve a better railway

Lead - Provide strategic leadership and guidance to Network Rail and external stakeholders

Assure - Assure Network Rail assets and safety performance by governing standards and frameworks and providing intelligence to support business improvement

Grow - Improve the health and vitality of all Network Rail employees, grow our capability by developing competency frameworks and aligning competencies to industry developments and using management information, audits and investigations to identify best practice and continuous improvement.

Brief Description

This is an exciting opportunity for you to apply your engineering skills as a Senior Engineer in the Scheme Design Team within Safety Technical and Engineering.The Scheme Design team provide systems engineering support to the System Operator organisation and Regions in respect of future capability and capacity enhancement schemes for the national rail network.

You will take responsibility for providing railway systems design engineering capability to support the early phases of enhancement work.You will ensure that your portfolio of projects are managed in accordance with internal governance and work management procedures and be accountable for the delivery of engineering outputs to the relevant quality within time and budget.Over time you will develop your expertise across all engineering disciplines.

About the role

Key Accountabilities

    Provide expert advice input and support associated with your portfolio of work

      Act as Delivery Manager for delivery of a specific project or portfolio of projects and deliver projects to time, cost and quality.

        Integrate and co-ordinate activities across different engineering disciplines.

          Act as the technical lead for your portfolio of projects

            Responsible for developing positive, engaging and outcome led relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

              Liaise with internal experts to support strategic decision making.

                Identify opportunities and contribute strategically to the development of business cases for technical and business process improvements / innovation.


                  Degreeorequivalentina relevantdisciplineorabletodemonstrateanequivalentlevel of experience (Level 6)

                    Membershipof a relevant technical body

                      Broadtechnical engineeringexperience

                        Projectorfinancial planningandmanagementexperience


                          Chartered status

                            Formal Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, PMIP, MSP)

                              Strong commercial awareness and financially astute

                                Knowledge of the railway industry and an understanding of railway infrastructure

                                  Experience of working in railway infrastructure management or a similar safety critical environment

                                    Management or supervisory 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 factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                                    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 (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: £51,156 - £57,551.

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

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

                                      Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                        Complete a satisfactory 3-year employment history check

                                          Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

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

                                          Closing date:29/01/2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                                          It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes however, other locations may be considered.

                                          Also, there maybe occasional travel to other offices.

                                          This vacancy is for a 6 month fixed term opportunity and may have the potential to become permanent.