Senior Project Engineer - Systems

Last updated 11 days ago
Location:West Yorkshire
Job Type:Full Time


Leeds, GB

Department Name

IP Programme Engineering Manager - Northern Programmes (457140) G2

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Brief Description

As Senior Project Engineer Systems you will fulfil the role of a dedicated Designated Project Engineer on a large multi-disciplinary scheme. Previous DPE experience and experience of Network Rail's System Integration process would be advantageous.

You will manage the use of appropriate engineering standards in relation to design and construction, on projects within the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade portfolio and Leeds area, and check whether they comply with legislation, Railway Group and Network Rail company standards.You will monitor whether suitably qualified and experienced staff are employed to control engineering aspects of all projects within the functional discipline. You'll be leading a team of Project Engineers and be accountable for co-ordinating all cross-discipline Engineering from a number of supply partners.

This role will be based in Leeds with some travel required to Manchester and York.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

    Implement Network Rail systems and procedures to deliver a cost effective, high quality and safe approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities on relevant projects. Review all relevant legislation and liaise with relevant governmental departments.

      Monitor the competence of all Project Engineers working on projects within the functional discipline and provide functional guidance, direction and briefing.

        Apply engineering controls and procedures to all projects and check whether all design and construction contracts include reference to appropriate Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards applicable to their discipline.

          Apply relevant techniques and procedures of quantified and qualitative risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to all projects and check whether the environmental aspects of all projects are managed in accordance with Network Rail Environmental Policy.

            Monitor all projects for compliance with Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards and Network Rail project control procedures.

              Advise project and programme management in respect of all construction activities, testing and commissioning, and site supervision. Monitor whether the design and construction elements meet the requirements of legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations.

                Assure whether contractors' design, construction and specialist personnel are competent.

                  Undertake reviews of design and construction activities.Arrange audits of contractors to monitor whether safety and quality of design, construction testing and commissioning and management systems are adequate.

                    Undertake the duties of nominated design and construction / design construction engineer.

                      Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person

                      Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                        Significant experience in engineering disciplines, ideally with involvement in construction and design projects across multi discipline areas

                          Technical qualifications to at least HND level or equivalent

                            Membership of a relevant professional institution

                              Experience of major contracting

                                Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects

                                  Knowledge of safety management and quality assurance

                                    Understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of works

                                      Accident investigation experience


                                        Six Sigma Yellow Belt

                                          Chartered status or equivalent in the particular discipline

                                            Appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works

                                            How to apply (External)

                                            Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:

                                            Salary £51,156 increasing to £57,551 per annum

                                            Closing date: 22/09/2020. 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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