Assistant Engineer

Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Route Services

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 forward-thinking and state of the art ventures that this country has ever seen.

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations, a division of Route Services that procures safe, balanced, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway. Aiming to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Brief Description

Are you an Engineering apprentice or graduate looking for a new role within one of the UK's largest Supply Chains?

As an Assistant Engineer, you will support in the delivery of all engineering activities Nationally to Fleets of On-Track-Machines and various other rail vehicles, which ensure that assets are fit for purpose and compliant with relevant legislation and standards. You will support the delivery of fleet engineering work which will support the continuous improvements of the fleet and enhance capabilities.

Do you have:

    Strong knowledge of engineering principles?

      Excellent communication skills?

        Experience within an engineering discipline?

        You will be providing input to the production of engineering specifications for maintenance, modification, renewals and construction of assets while maintaining positive relations with customers, suppliers and between key internal departments.

        About the role (External)

        Key Accountabilities:

          Support the delivery of maintenance, repair, modification and overhaul of fleet assets to ensure they are fit-for-purpose and can safely deliver our customer requirements.

            Input to the delivery of modifications to the assets and engineering deliverables necessary to demonstrate compliance with commercial and engineering policy.

              Provide technical input to contract management, monitor KPI's and implementation of corrective actions.

                Support the identification of engineering issues, prioritisation of tasks and where necessary, escalate where they have the potential to impact on service delivery.

                  Provide input to the development and implementation of the engineering management strategy for assets, including, maintenance, overhaul, improvements, spares and value engineering.

                    Manage your own competence and development plan; including knowledge of; design, maintenance, overhaul, modification, project management and approvals of assets.

                    Job Skills, Experience & Qualifications:


                      An apprenticeship or a degree in a relevant engineering discipline

                        Knowledge of engineering principles

                          Ability to learn new skills and take on challenges

                            Motivated individual that is keen to develop their skills

                              Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


                                Experience of applying engineering principles

                                How to apply (External)

                                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 benefitsincluding 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: £28,000- £30000

                                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: 26th May 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 75 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.