Project Engineer [E&P]

Last updated 17 days ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


London, GB

Department Name

Capital Delivery Southern

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Brief Description

We have a Project Engineer opportunity within E&P Project Engineer to support High Capacity Railway Systems (HCRS). Undertaking the integration of low voltage and high voltage E&P works and ETE bonding for third rail areas for projects within the HCRS portfolio/Southern Region.

HCRS provides enhancement capability for complex, integrated programmes of work, including digital systems that provide additional capacity to the network and operational systems for assisting the management of day to day operations. Current projects include Automatic Train Operation (ATO) using European Train Control systems (ETCS), Integrated Station Management Systems (ISMaS), enhanced Customer Information System (CIS), Southern Region Traffic Management (TM) and Automatic Route Setting (ARS).

The organisation also provides a systems approach to enhancements involving the changing of the railway system to support large buildings or civils programmes. High Capacity Railway Systems is also capable of delivering Signalling Renewals projects to supplement the SCD Signalling and Track capability when required.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement Network Rail systems and procedures to maintain a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities on relevant projects, compliant with all relevant legislation. Liaise with regulators and others as appropriate.
  • Engineer Projects to the standards and specification of Network Rail, allocated design and construction contracts include reference to and are compliant with appropriate Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards, formal specifications and procedures.
  • Manage all engineering activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable and meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.
  • Maintain the use of relevant techniques and procedures of quantified and qualitative risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to allocated projects and manage the environmental aspects of allocated projects in accordance with Network Rail's environmental policy.
  • Monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors.
  • Provide project management advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision. Manage the design and/or construction elements of relevant projects meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations.
  • Internal and contractor's design/construction/specialists personnel are competent.
  • Undertake reviews of design and/or construction activities. Arrange audits of contractors monitoring safety, environment and quality of design, construction, testing and commissioning and management systems is adequate.
  • Carry out the duties of designated project engineer (DPE) for specific projects.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Successful relevant experience in E&P engineering, ideally with involvement in construction and design projects across multi discipline areas.
  • Technical qualifications to HNC/HND or equivalent GNVQ level.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance.
  • An understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of work.
  • CDM, risk assessment, engineering management competency.


  • Membership of a relevant professional body with chartered status and/or educated to degree level.
  • Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects.
  • An appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works.
  • Project safety management experience

How to apply (External)

Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.

The salary for this role is circa £40,107 - £45,120 per annum, dependent on experience, plus £3,200 location allowance.

Please note the closing date for this vacancy is 23.10.20

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Please apply online