Asset Engineer (R&E) [Signalling Level Crossings]

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


London, GB

Department Name

Eastern Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail are revitalising Britain's railway! From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in our stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Brief Description

Our Route Asset Management (RAM) team assesses our asset management specifications and engineering proficiencies required to maintain, renew, and improve the railway network. By joining our team, you'll determine renewal requirements and develop allocated signal engineering renewal and enhancement requirements. You'll produce specifications and acceptance criteria for signal engineering works to achieve the required scope and quality in accordance with company engineering policies.

About the role (External)

Your days will be varied, but you can expect to be involved with:

  • Inspect and prioritising renewal proposals for inclusion in the signal engineering workbank. Provide support to the business plan.
  • Develop allocated project schemes to meet Network Rail's goals prior to handover to delivery. Support the development and implementation of projects to confirm the changes are sufficient, accurately interpreted and any changes agreed. Check that completed schemes are appropriately assessed to settle they meet the project remit.
  • Specify achievements the works including design approval, acceptance of equipment and hand back to maintenance. Ensure audit acceptance processes are being discharged appropriately.
  • Work with members of the other asset management teams to review the proposals to optimise engineering activity across the railway infrastructure system and identify critical technical problems.
  • Identify issues of national significance and elevate to the national team.
  • Check that accurate and comprehensive records relating to the existence, configuration and modification history of signal engineering assets are maintained and that they accurately reflect their current 'as built' status.
  • Participate in investigations of incidents relating to renewals where required and carry out Engineering verification activities in support of the national programme.
  • Carry out asset condition inspections that will advise the signal asset condition database and the renewals work bank.

We're looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
  • Working towards membership of a relevant professional institution
  • Significant signal engineering experience, particularly related to renewals and improvements
  • Holds relevant professional licences and technical qualifications, or capable of achieving within reasonable timescales
  • Knowledge of policy and standards relating to signal engineering
  • Holds valid UK driving licence, or eligible and willing to acquire

Whilst it's not crucial, we'd love if you can demonstrate:

  • Degree in a relevant subject
  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineer
  • An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques
  • Knowledge of investment processes and procedures, including relevant computer systems
  • Knowledge of project management techniques

How to apply (External)

Network Rail encourages 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 relevant 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 the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail! Applicants should demonstrate their personal dedication 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 follow a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Band 4C; £40,107 - £45,120. Closing date: 02-June-2020.

Network Rail 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 this, in accordance with the UK Government we need to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.