Engineer [Structures] - Birmingham Baskerville House x 2

Last updated 20 hours ago
Location:West Midlands
Job Type:Full Time


Birmingham, GB

Department Name

AM Principal Engineer (Technical) - Structures (542230) G1

About Network Rail

Network Rail operates and maintains the railway infrastructure 24/7 365 days a year.

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail. We're passionate about great service and commit to our service equation vision by "putting passengers first". Performance, safety and getting the fundamental basics right, is something we strive for as well as asking ourselves - what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do?

With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key

You will be part of the NW&C Region which consist of three routes:

  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.

  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.

  • West Coast South Route, covering the south of Crewe to London Euston.

  • There is also a Regional Team which supports Regional Major Programmes & Professional services.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment.We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

As an Asset Engineer (AE) in the NW&C Assessments Team, you will be a key part of the team responsible for the successful delivery of the civils assessment framework agreement (CAFA) project.This project involves approximately 800 annual bridge assessments, ranging from a simple Level 0, through to detailed level 2 assessments requiring finite element modelling experience. With an emphasis on achieving capacity in accordance with Route Availability requirements, combined with Network Rail infrastructure dating back to the 1800's and consisting of a wide range of construction types and materials, this represents a unique and exciting challenge for the successful candidate.

Please note, there are 2 positions in Birmingham available

About the role (External)

Key accountabilities

  1. Provide structural engineering expertise in assessments. Support the Delivery of the CAFA project in accordance with functional policy to achieve financial and output targets.

  2. Reviewing of assessment reports (Form AA & BA's) and advise on the implementation of mitigation measures to achieve compliance and manage risk.

  3. Assist the current Senior Engineer in the management of sub-standard structures with the development of interim mitigations and permanent intervention measures.

  4. Develop relationships with external consultants and ensure the quality of submitted assessments through adherence to process and standards.

  5. Liaise with the route-based engineering teams to discuss the outcomes of the structural assessments and agree suitable management and mitigation plans.

  6. Provide technical support for other Network Rail project teams and the wider structures and buildings asset management teams within NW&C.

  7. Liaise with the central structures team to develop and disseminate consistent best practice and in the review and development of functional policy and standards.

  8. Maintain structures asset data and information within the company systems and processes. Identify trends arising from assessment evaluation for asset capability, risk assessments and failure precursors.

  9. Support the review and development of national standards relating to structures Asset Management.

  10. Provide engineering support and participate in investigations of incidents relating to structures.

  11. Review proposals from other disciplines or external organisations that could impact on the route structures assets and/or programmes of work to identify potential synergies or conflicts.

  12. Support the process for the review and approval of abnormal vehicular and rail loads.


  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in Civil or Structural Engineering

  • Substantial relevant experience in structures or civil engineering

  • A sound knowledge of structures engineering policies and standards

  • Knowledge of Structures Assessment

  • An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques

  • Working towards membership of a relevant professional institution


  • Degree in a relevant subject

  • Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer

  • Member of a relevant professional institution.

  • Knowledge and experience in the assessment of Highway and Railway bridges

  • Knowledge of material types, Concrete, Masonry, Steel, Post & Pre tensioned concrete

  • Knowledge of structures engineering policies and standards.

  • Experience with Network Rail policy and standards, whilst useful, is not essential.

  • An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques

How to apply (External)

Network Rail are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We welcome 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 any other irrelevant factor. Please click here for more information.

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Salary: £40,107 - £45,120 per annum

Closing date: 21st January 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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