Asset Protection Engineer

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time


Glasgow, GB

Department Name

Route Business Scotland

About Network Rail

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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 UK rail network. We provide 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. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

As Asset Protection Engineer you will provide the professional engineering and technical interface with outside and third parties and manage the engineering and safety specification for the safe delivery of outside and third party activities so that cost, time and quality objectives are met and delivered within corporate guidelines and engineering risk is identified and mitigated. You will also deliver competent engineering assurance in compliance with engineering standards and legislation.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Lead compliance with Network Rail engineering driven safety requirements and provide technical advice, conditions and approvals consistent with Network Rail policies and standards on allocated schemes.Identify opportunities for shared value.Prioritise risk and provide assurance of robust engineering management for allocated outside and third party schemes.

2.Manage the mitigation of engineering and safety risk to the railway associated with proposed and real time outside and third-party activities. Provide technical advice in respect of all engineering design, safe by design, technical specification and construction activities for safe delivery, including testing and commissioning and site supervision.

3.Apply the concept of Requirements Engineering on applicable schemes, liaising with internal stakeholders and providing advice to the Project Interface lead.

4.Assess and review all outside and third-party schemes for compliance with current legislation, including Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations. Review engineering design and/or construction proposals and activities.

5.Monitor, assess and review all outside and third party schemes for compliance with Network Rail standards, procedures and requirements, route specifications, systems and procedures to deliver a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities. Manage the engineering approvals and consents required for the design and implementation of projects

6.Facilitate outside and third-party scheme change, with analysis of risks and contingency within the specific project life cycle on the basis of engineering detail, to enable project authorisation.

7.Manage relevant engineering activities

Job Skills Experience and Qualifications


    Technical qualifications to HNC/HND or equivalent GNVQ level

      Previous experience in the management of outside and third party activities and mitigation of risk

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

          Significant knowledge of technical, safety and performance standards and their application to asset protection activities

            Clear understanding of CDM, with the ability to recognise CDM duties, and associated requirements under Health & Safety legislation

              Knowledge of safety management including the concept of safe by design principles

                Understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of work

                  Knowledge of quality assurance

                    Knowledge of risk assessment, including auditing internal and external engineering competency


                      Membership of a relevant professional body working towards incorporated or chartered status

                        Knowledge of project management

                        How to apply (External)

                        Salary: ยฃ40,107 - ยฃ45,120

                        Closing date: 20/10/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

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