Assistant Project Engineer (Design) - 12-month opportunities, Wigan/Manchester

Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

London North Western (LNW), the largest of Network Rail's route businesses, is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

LNW's vision for the five years to 2024 is "One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers." We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment.We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

To support E&P Project/Design Engineers in the discharge of their responsibilities.

About the role

1.Assist the Project/Design Engineer in the preparation of E&P designs and specifications. Including the completion of design specifications, drawings, calculations, standards and research.

2.Assist the Project/Design Engineer in the production of designs and the checking of 3rd party designs.

3.Assist the Project/Design Engineer in the development and maintenance of quality systems throughout the lifecycle of design projects.

4.Assist in the surveying of sites for use in the production of compliant designs.

5.Maintain a log demonstrating own development and achievements towards meeting the competency requirements to discharge the role of a Project Engineer.


    Engineering qualification in a relevant discipline (GNVQ, ONC, HNC, Degree).

      Analytical and problem solving skills.

        Good communication skills (verbal and written).

          Understanding of railway operations.


            Knowledge/Experience of Electrical/Civils Design.

            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.

            We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

            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.

            A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you'll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hire and more. Discover more at .

            We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £28,000 - £33,000.

            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.

            Closing date: 28 January 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 note that there are two 12-month fixed-term contracts available.