Assistant Project Engineer

Job Type:Full Time


Basingstoke, GB

Department Name

MD WD Wessex Signalling Indirect (570392) G1

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a real team effort; One which calls for the collaboration of the industry's finest professionals. We've created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture - because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

We are transforming the network with a huge range of ambitious and ground-breaking projects. We're harnessing the latest technology and innovative thinking to create and maintain the railway of the future - safe, reliable, efficient and impressive. We keep commuters and freight moving in the right direction. Forwards, and that means we help keep the economy moving, too.

Brief Description

The Engineering function determines the asset management specifications and engineering competencies required to maintain, renew, and enhance the railway network, so it is able to deliver the high performance levels that the business requires. It is tasked with making engineering decisions as cost effectively as possible to satisfy the needs of the customer and the business - its focus is delivering Network Rail's vision of engineering excellence for Britain's railway. As an Assistant Project Engineer, you will support the Engineers to ensure that the project is developed on time and to budget.

About the role (External)

An Assistant Project Engineer (Signalling) is required to support the Project Engineers in taking forward the day to day Project Engineering. The projects will encompass extensive infrastructure works.

Working as part of a dedicated team, this role will be instrumental in ensuring the project is developed, designed and constructed safely, on time and to budget.

1.Assist the Project Engineer in the preparation of specifications.

2.Assist the Project Engineer in the supervision of design development and the checking of designs.

3.Assist the Project Engineer in the monitoring of construction work to monitor compliance with design, standards, and legislation.

4.Assist the Project Engineer in the development and maintenance of quality systems throughout the lifecycle of projects.

5.Assist in the monitoring of project construction HSQE.

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

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Engineering qualification in the Signalling discipline (GNVQ, ONC, HNC, Degree).

      Analytical and problem solving skills.

        Good communication skills (verbal and written).

          Understanding of railway operations.


          Appreciation of commercial and procurement procedures.

          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.

          Safe behavior is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision.

          Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised. If your current salary is above the maximum shown you will transfer into the new role on your current base pay. For more information refer to your pay.

          Salary £34,121

          Closing date: - 4th June 2020, late applications will not be accepted.