Last updated 13 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


Tuxford, GB

Department Name

Network Services

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in premier stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

The Network Services Directorate (NSD) incorporates key national functions affecting all regions and routes including our National Operations Centre and Freight and National Passenger Operators team. Its purpose is to provide leadership and oversight for national operational performance, network-wide initiatives, programmes and strategic capability. Network Services promotes the importance of the railway operating as a national network, driving up performance and delivering improvements for passengers and freight users.

Technical Services., an integral part of NSD, provides the regions, routes, central functions and industry with specialist engineering, asset management, systems analysis and modelling and leadership of safety, occupational health and well-being and environmental service provision within Network Services.

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual with engineering and railway safety assurance experience who is seeking a new challenge to step into the role of an Engineer within the Technical Services, Rail Innovation Development Centres (RIDC).

This is a great opportunity for an existing Assistant Asset Engineer or a rail operative whom is looking to develop their career within rail test and development services that RIDC provides to the rail industry.

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

You will be facilitating the operation al delivery, safety and production to support the optimisation and successful delivery of customer services. There are opportunities to supervise, monitor and review improvements in coordinated project delivery to ensure minimal customer disruption.

There are development opportunities where you are able to provide support for strategy, product and cost development which includes the performance assessment of options and designs. As a technical specialist, you will be collaborating closely with customers and suppliers and providing experienced advice and support.

Part of your role will be to stablish relationships with relevant project management teams to maintain project requirements which affect the operational railway are accurately implemented, monitored and reviewed.

For the full role specifications, please see JD attached to the vacancy.

What essential skills and experiences are required?

  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification or demonstrate equivalent experience (Level 4 / 5)

  • Substantial experience in a relevant engineering area

  • Sound knowledge of relevant of railway policies and standards

  • An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques

We would also like, but not essential.

  • Degree in a relevant subject (Level 6)

  • Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer

  • Project management experience and awareness of project management techniques

  • Railway industry experience

How to apply (External)

What can we offer you?

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107- £45,120

    28 days' annual leave + Bank holiday's, you can also buy/sell two days per year

      Annual 75% subsidy on train/underground season tickets

        Interest-free travel loan for season tickets for trains and car parks

          Performance related pay schemes

            Free counselling

              Childcare vouchers

                Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass

                  Flexible working

                    Volunteer leave

                      Opportunity to donate through charitable giving schemes

                        Training and development


                        We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

                        Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme - a type of defined benefit arrangement.

                        After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.

                        Additional Information

                        For more information on how we recruit, please click here

                        Network Rail encourages 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.

                        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 to safety in their application.

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                        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 - UK Government - BPSS Checks

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