Project Engineer [Track] - Manchester or Birmingham

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Manchester, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

North West & Central (NW&C) is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

NW&C's vision for the five years to 2024 is "One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers." We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

We are looking for hardworking people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

To manage design and construction activities for allocated projects in the Track discipline and can be based in either Manchester or Birmingham.

About the role (External)

Your days will be dynamic and will involve:

  • Implementing Network Rail systems and procedures to maintain a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to how we design, construct, commission and other technical activities on relevant projects
  • Engineering Projects to the highest standards
  • Leading all engineering activities so that they are affordable and meet programme requirements
  • Maintaining the use of relevant techniques and procedures of quantified and qualitative risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to manage the environmental aspects
  • Monitoring design and specialist consultants and contractors, mentoring and guiding them on our processes and competencies
  • Providing project management advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision.
  • Undertaking reviews of design and/or construction activities including audits of contractors monitoring safety, environment and quality of design, construction, testing and commissioning and management systems


  • Successful relevant experience in track 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


  • 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 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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

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 personal commitment to safety in their application.

A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you'll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hire and more. Discover more at

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: starting at £40,107 and increasing to £45,120.

As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

§Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

§Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

§Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information.

Closing date: 21 October 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.