Project Engineer [E&P]

Location:Glasgow City
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 elite 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 Business Scotland plans, operates and maintains the railway in Scotland day-to-day. Our business units - 'routes' - work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway.

Brief Description

As Project Engineer [Works Delivery E&P] you will lead design and construction activities for allocated projects, this could include 650v lineside feeder cables testing and replacement, DNO upgrades, Power Supply Point Switchgear, IT/Class II installations, domestic and industrial electrical wiring, BS7671 Inspection and testing, Flood telemetry installations, earthing and bonding compliance upgrades.

You will support the project team throughout project lifecycle providing solutions to technical queries and being involved in the production of methodologies and testing strategies.

This role is based in Glasgow with occasional travel to Motherwell.

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 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.Lead the design and/or construction elements of relevant projects to meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations.

7.Internal and contractor's design/construction/specialists personnel are competent.

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) and Principal Designer (PE) as required for specific projects.

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

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Successful relevant experience in engineering, 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, 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.

                    Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

                      Project safety management experience

                        Yellow book course.

                        How to apply

                        What can we offer you….?

                        At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.

                        We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:

                        Band/Grade: Band 4C

                        Salary: £40,107-£45,120

                        At Network Rail we support applications from a diverse range of candidates 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, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor. We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We continue to strive to build a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will.

                        We are required to follow UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for you; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to this, in accordance with the UK Government you are also required to verify your identity, your right to work in the UK and your previous three years employment history.

                        How to apply: Please click 'apply now' to apply

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

                        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.You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

                        Closing date: 23 January 2020

                        Please note late applications will not be accepted.

                        We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.