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Department NameNetwork 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 ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.
The Network Services Directorate incorporates key national functions affecting all regions and routes including our National Operations Centre and Freight and National Passenger Operators team. Its purpose is to provide leadership and oversight for national operational performance, network-wide initiatives, programmes and strategic capability. Network Services promotes the importance of the railway operating as a national network, driving up performance and delivering improvements for passengers and freight users.
Network Services will offer specialist and unique services across the network to enable and support our regions in improving the railway for all. We will collaborate with customers to develop, design and deliver national technology programmes which aim to provide innovation and technology advancement to our network, which in turn will make us more efficient and effective.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual who will be able to be responsible for the engineering development of allocated proposals from clarification of remit to the completion of single option feasibility work and production of the detailed design ensuring that the engineering solutions to proposals are developed to best satisfy the business case.
About the role (External)
What does the day to day look like?
Day to day you will be ensuring the development remit for a proposal properly describes the engineering requirements, scope, possibilities and operational performance targets and maintain a robust challenge to sponsoring engineers and managers, in order to verify and value manage the business and technical remit and thereby optimise the business case. This will include making sure that the development activities result in schemes that are affordable and that meet programme requirements for time, cost and quality
You will also be involved with the development of engineering options for proposal taking into consideration safety, reliability, operational capacity modelling, maintainability, ease of construction, and environmental/whole life issues.Engineering excellence is to be supported by:
oEnsuring all relevant base data is available
oAssuring compliance with appropriate standards
oUsing risk ID and evaluation methods (e.g. HAZOP, QRA, LRM, and the GK/RT/14200 suite), as suitable, to evaluate and compare options
oUsing feedback from all relevant past projects across the UK rail network, lessons learned etc.
oRigorously ensuring designers are up to date via training, briefings, CPD etc.
During stages 2-5 you will be…
Acting / liaising with the Project ensuring that standards are being followed and options are aligned to them leading to you creating the copper / fibre cable design. As part of this post, physical surveys will be required to be carried out by you and will not be specific to one general location, hence travelling will be required.
Other duties can include but not limited to…
What essential skills and experiences are required?
To undertake this role, you will need to have the relevant Track Safety competencies of PTS & COSS.
We would also like, but not essential.
How to apply (External)
Closing date: 6th July 2020, late applications will not be accepted.
What can we offer you?
Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107 - £45,120
We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.
Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme - a type of defined benefit arrangement.
After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.
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 factors. 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.
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