Senior Asset Engineer [Track] x 2 positions

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:West Midlands
Job Type:Full Time


Birmingham, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

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

Please note we have 2 positions available.

The purpose of this role is to lead the determination and development of allocated track engineering requirements to support renewal, refurbishment and enhancement investment interventions;to lead the production of project requirement specifications and acceptance criteria for track engineering works to achieve the required scope and quality in accordance with company asset policies.

To find out more about what a 'Day in the life of a Senior Asset Engineer, Track' looks like, follow the link below

About the role (External)

About the role

  1. Contribute to the development of route strategies and the prioritised workbank.Manage the inclusion of allocated items into appropriate programmes and monitor through to completion, including approval of programme changes.Determine and advise on the implications if work is not undertaken in the recommended time-frame including impact on appropriate asset measures and outputs.

  2. Lead the development and implementation of the track renewal, refurbishment and enhancement work bank to deliver Network Rail's goals.

  3. Lead the specification and acceptance of the renewal requirements criteria for track engineering works including design approval and any specific requirements for acceptance of the equipment into maintenance.

  4. Following handover to delivery, support the development and implementation of projects to confirm the renewals requirements are correctly interpreted, that any changes in scope are agreed, the agreed deliverables in the asset management plan are delivered and that the scheme delivers the project remit.

  5. Lead the provision of track engineering input to enhancement projects such that they are specified and accepted in accordance with company asset policies and standards.

  6. Identify issues of national significance and elevate to the national team.Support the development and review of national standards relating to renewals and enhancements.

  7. Check that accurate and comprehensive records relating to the existence, configuration and modification history of track engineering assets are maintained and that they accurately reflect their current 'as built' status.

  8. Participate in investigations of incidents as required.

  9. Lead and participate in engineering verification activities in support of the verification programme.

  10. Contribute to the development and maintenance of route asset management plans.

  11. Carry out asset condition inspections that will inform the [Discipline] asset condition database and the renewals work bank

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be/ to have:

  • Incorporated Engineer

  • Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent

  • Membership of relevant professional institution

  • Substantial Track engineering experience, particularly related to renewals and enhancements

  • Holds relevant professional licences and technical qualifications, or capable of achieving within reasonable timescales

  • An understanding of policy and technical, safety and performance standards relating to signal engineering

  • Valid UK driving licence, or eligible and willing to obtain

    We would also like but it isn't crucial to be/to have:

  • Chartered Engineer

  • An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques

  • Knowledge of investment processes and procedures, including relevant computer systems

  • Experience in the integration of complex engineering systems

  • Knowledge of project management 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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Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

Salary: Band 3C, starting at £51,156 raising to £57,551 per annum.

Closing date: 26th of January 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

Where possible we will offer a gender diverse interview panel for this vacancy.

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