Project Engineer

Location:Hampshire
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Basingstoke, GB

Department Name

MD WD Wsx Signalling, Indirect (570392) G1

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 Signalling, Track, 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 £60m 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

Your expertise as a Project Engineer will enable you to facilitate the delivery of signalling projects in addition to providing engineering support to Electrification and Track across the portfolio of projects.

A strong foundation is already in place within the team and the priority for the successful candidate will be to build on the existing high level of engineering compliance and drive it forward to higher standards as the business grows

About the role (External)

Your expertise as a Project Engineer will enable you to implement Network Rail systems and procedures to maintain a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to relevant projects. Your experience will enable you to liaise with regulators and others as appropriate. A key part of this role will be to monitor specific projects managed by Infrastructure Investment so that they are engineered to the standards and specification of Network Rail. You must have an ability to manage all engineering activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable and meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

The successful candidate will monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors, providing project management advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision. You will have the ability to manage elements of relevant projects to meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management regulations. An ability to arrange an audit of contractors will be required to monitor safety, environment and quality of design, construction and testing.

A strong Engineering foundation is already in place within the Team and the priority for the successful candidate will be to build on the existing high level of Engineering Assurance and Compliance, in order to drive it forwards to even higher standards

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 contractor's systems of monitoring safety, environment and quality of design, construction testing commissioning and management systems to assure process and compliance

9. Carry out the duties of designated project engineer (DPE) for specific projects.

10. Identify and share best practice across the various project teams.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

    Successful relevant experience in signalling engineering, ideally with involvement in construction and design projects across multi discipline areas.

      Technical qualifications to HNC/HND or equivalent GNVQ level.

        Knowledge of quality assurance.

          An understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of work.

            CDM, risk assessment, engineering management competency.

            Desirable

              Membership of a relevant professional body with chartered status and/or educated to degree level.

                Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects.

                  An appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works.

                    Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

                      Project safety management experience

                        Yellow book course.

                        How to apply (External)

                        Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting. BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

                        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.

                        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 £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

                        Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                        Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Salary £40,107 - £50,133

                        Closing date: 4th June 2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes