Exciting opportunities in Engineering – Scotland’s Railway

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Glasgow, GB

Department Name

OS Business Partner - Scotland (109006) G5

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Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the GB rail network. Our network supports 2,500 passenger and up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building more capacity for this to grow. Our railway provides rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services.

Brief Description

Scotland's Railway is growing, and we are looking to expand our Engineering and Asset Management team over the coming months. We are recruiting for a wide range of roles, from chartered engineers to those just starting out in their engineering careers. Register your interest and be a part of transforming Scotland's Railway.

About the role (External)

Exciting opportunities in Engineering - Scotland's Railway

We are entering an extremely exciting period in the evolution of Scotland's Railway to make it the best

railway that Scotland has ever had.

The Scottish Government has set out a strategy in its Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/47906/rail-services-decarbonisation-action-plan.pdf which presents a substantial and challenging call to action for us in the railway. Along with the Putting Passengers First (PPF) strategy that devolves increased accountability and responsibility for delivering against the Plan to enable us to better serve our passengers and freight users, we will be creating a large number of engineering roles in Scotland.

Therefore, on that basis our Engineering and Asset Management team based in Scotland is growing!

Our Engineering and Asset Management function has the key focus of balancing the cost, risk and performance of our assets to deliver a safe and reliability train service for passengers and freight users throughout Scotland. The function is made up of 5 teams, each with their own focus.

We are recruiting for a wide range of roles. So whether you are a chartered engineer or are starting out in your engineering career, if you have a skill that matches the roles below then we definitely want to hear from you.

Civils

The Civils team have the extremely important role of managing the assets and engineering of a huge portfolio of civils assets including, circa 35,000 earthworks (embankments and cuttings), 3,000 underbridges, 1,400 overbridges, 360 stations as well as many buildings, tunnels, culverts, buildings, coastal defence and mining assets.

Signalling, Power & Communications (SPC)

The Signalling, Power & Communications (SPC) team sits alongside the Civils, Track & Lineside, Strategy & Planning and Assurance teams within the overarching Engineering and Asset Management function of Scotland's Railway. The SPC team have the extremely important role of managing the assets and engineering of a huge portfolio of Signalling, Power (Distribution, Plant, Overhead line) assets including circa 893km of route electrified overhead line and a broad variety of Signalling and Telecoms systems that support the operation of the railway in Scotland.

Track & Lineside

The Track & Lineside team sits alongside the Signalling, Power & Communications, Civils, Strategy & Planning and Assurance teams within the overarching Engineering and Asset Management function of Scotland's Railway. The Track & Lineside team have the extremely important role of managing the assets and engineering of a huge portfolio including, circa 2,800km of track, 5,600km of lineside asset (including walls, fences, vegetation and access points) and circa 50,000 drainage assets.

Strategy and Planning

The Strategy & Planning team have the extremely important role of developing and integrating asset strategies across all of the engineering functions of Scotland's Railway with a clear focus on Environmental Sustainability, Decarbonisation, Weather Resilience as well as aligning our asset management system to internationally recognised standards. A big focus for the team will be developing data driven asset renewal plans for the next 5-year regulatory control period as well as tracking current performance and identifying and implementing improvements our asset management system.

Asset Assurance and Risk

The Engineering & Asset Assurance and Risk team sit within the overarching Engineering and Asset Management function of Scotland's Railway. The team have the extremely important role of leading all engineering asset assurance and risk activities across Scotland's Railway providing functional leadership to all engineering systems and assurance disciplines and are accountable for compliance and assurance with the requirements of the Governance of Railway Infrastructure Projects (GRIP), relevant Standards, Legislation and Regulatory obligations. The team will assure compliance with the requirements of system safety through the asset life cycle, demonstrating final performance of the asset and system through verification and validation.

How to apply (External)

Salary: We have a structured pay range, examples are below:

Band 5 Assistant Asset Engineers starting on a range of £25,000 - £30,000

Band 4C Asset Engineers starting on a range of £40,107 - £45,120

Band 3C Senior Asset Engineers starting on a range of £51,156 - £57,551

Band 2C Regional Asset Manager starting on a range of £78,557 - 88,397


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

Click 'apply now' to apply.

Please answer all questions and upload your current CV and covering letter, this is to clearly show how your skills and experience can help grow Scotland's Railway.

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