Project Engineer

Location:Hampshire
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 Wessex Route's Works Delivery business unit is a project management and delivery organisation with a diverse portfolio of projects covering track, signalling, electrification, geotechnical, and civil engineering disciplines.

The Works Delivery business unit has experienced large growth over the previous two years and currently has an annual turnover of circa £40m per annum. To date, Works Delivery has grown organically to meet the needs of its customers however the current size of its order book and its plans for future growth over the next seven years necessitates a more structured engineering capability.

Brief Description

Works Delivery - Track

Our track technical teams provide support to the Works Delivery Unit Track Engineering team taking projects from feasibility through detailed design to construction and project closeout.

Leading a team of technical staff, you'll take track projects from specification to construction and ultimately hand back to the client. You'll undertake surveys, assist in the production of designs, set out and install track components for works ranging from plain line and S&C refurbishments, to longitudinal timber replacements and full track renewal.

About the role

As Project Engineer (Track) your primary role will be to support the construction teams by managing a team of technical staff in the delivery of key engineering aspects of a track projects. You will plan and co-ordinate surveys, assist in the production of track designs and supporting documentation, participate in design reviews and work with the Delivery Mangers to tailor delivery plans that ensure key technical compliance is achieved. You will use your knowledge and experience to develop and mentor your team and help promote a holistic approach to the delivery of track engineering projects from a technical perspective.

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.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.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) for specific projects.

Identify and share best practice across the various project teams.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    Detailed knowledge of Network Rail design and construction standards

      Extensive experience in planning and managing the technical/engineering aspects of track renewal/enhancement projects.

        Extensive experience of carrying out conventional level and line surveys to the required standard

          Extensive experience of undertaking coordinate geometry surveys, setting up control networks and processing the data in preparation for detailed design

            Experience of setting out for track renewal works

              Experience in delivering track engineering works on site (including tamping)

                Able to demonstrate, promote and embed safe working behaviours within the team

                  Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing

                    Able to coach, influence and develop others

                    Desirable Criteria

                      Proficient in the use of Microstation CAD software and Bentley Rail Track for track geometry designs

                        Experience of undertaking gauging assessments using Clear Route

                          Knowledge of track construction methods

                            Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need

                            This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment.

                            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 £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

                            We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107 - £50,133

                            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: 23-01-2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.