Senior Project Engineer - Systems

Last updated 6 hours 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 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, 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 more exciting things to achieve. From the continued rejuvenating and modernising lines through electrification; to enhancing stations, platforms and depots; to transforming the Transpennine Route

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

As the Senior Project Engineer (Systems) you will lead and manage the use of appropriate engineering standards in relation to design and construction within a defined area of responsibility as the Delegated Project Engineer for a key project or projects as described in NR/L2/INI/02009 on the Transpennine Route Upgrade. In this role you will lead the integration of activities of the discipline project engineers to ensure deliverables comply with legislation, Railway Group Standards and Network Rail company standards. You will work alongside the Contractor's Engineering Managers for design and construction within a highly collaborative alliance environment to ensure works are delivered efficiently and meet the required outputs.

You should have detailed knowledge and experience of the Systems discipline as well as an appreciation of the other disciplines; track, signalling, OLE and civils within a multi-disciplinary rail infrastructure programme environment. You should be a member of a relevant professional institution at IEng or CEng level. Experience of CSM-RA and CDM Regulations and compliance with the Technical Standards for Interoperability would also be an advantage as would experience of line management and resource forecasting.

The role has been advertised as a Manchester based role however we would also welcome applicants who would prefer to be York based. Some travel between the two locations for meetings should be expected when meetings return to being held in these locations although opportunities to attend meetings remotely should also be explored.

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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: 28/09/2020. 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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                                            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.