Project Engineer - Systems

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Manchester, GB

Department Name

IP Programme Engineering Manager - Northern Programmes (457140) G2

About Network Rail

The Great North Rail Project is the most ambitious programme of railway improvements in the North and (into Scotland) since Victorian times and Network Rail is at the heart of this transformation.Our customers will benefit from faster, more frequent and safer journeys, as well as new direct services across the North and beyond.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the Northern Programmes team, on a multi-billion-pound package of improvements, which will transform the routes and deliver infrastructure that creates a faster, safer and more reliable railway across the North of England.

From the creation of the Ordsall Chord to upgrading the North West's routes through electrification we've accomplished great things so far but we've still got so much exciting things to achieve. From the continued rejuvenating and modernising lines through route electrification, enhancing stations, platforms and depots; all transforming the North of England rail infrastructure.

So, come be part of a team who strive to deliver complex projects safely, on time and cost effectively which will improve the railway for the North.We will support you to learn and develop in your career and give you the recognition you would expect from the Industry Leader.

Brief Description

The Project Engineer (PE) - Systems is the central role within a project team which provides guidance and linking engineering activities whilst ensuring the requirements are efficiently delivered. You will be working within an experienced project team developing and delivering multidiscipline railway projects.

As a PE Systems will be ensuring that appropriate engineering processes and procedures are applied when undertaking both design and construction activities, ensuring compliance to the requirements of the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), relevant legislation, and Group and company standards. Additionally, you are expected to have an awareness of other railway disciplines including core engineering such as signalling, track and civil engineering but also being commercially aware and understand basic project management principles.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

    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.

      Monitor specific projects managed by Infrastructure Investment so that they are engineered 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.

        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.

          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.

            Monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors.

              Provide project management advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision. Manage so that the design and/or construction elements of relevant projects meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations.

                Monitor so that the contractor's design/construction/specialists personnel are competent.

                  Undertake reviews of design and/or construction activities.Arrange audits of contractors monitoring safety, environment and quality of design, construction, testing and commissioning and management systems is adequate.

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

                      Identify and share best practice across the various project teams.


                        Successful relevant experience in engineering disciplines, 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, auditing internal and external competency.

                                  CITB CSCS scheme.


                                    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 a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:

                                              Salary £40,107 increasing to £45,120 per annum

                                              Closing date: 13/07/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

                                              We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

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                                              We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.Click here for more information

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                                              Due to current restrictions for COVID-19 it is likely that our process in dealing with your application will be delayed, however please note that we are continuing to conduct our interviews on-line.

                                              For successful candidates we accept there may be delays with start dates to ensure that we can safely on-board each new employee.

                                              We will contact you to let you know whether your application has been affected and inform you of any further changes within the recruitment process.