Senior Engineer

Last updated 9 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


, GB

Department Name

[Track, Switches & Crossings] Technical Authority

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 world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Technical Authority (TA) are a vitally important part of the freight and passenger business. We are here to consistently deliver for our front line and customers today, tomorrow and for the future

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to strengthen the Technical Authority's Maintenance team, part of the Network Technical Head [Track] organisation, with an individual who can demonstrate a broad understanding, technical knowledge and practical application of track infrastructure engineering across all parts of the asset lifecycle. This is a Senior Position within the team therefore we are looking for an individual with both the confidence and capability to become a trusted authority in their field. The successful candidate will provide first class technical support, to both internal and external customers, in the investigation, management and long-term sustainable resolution of key field risks through continuous improvement of our controls, capability and assurance frameworks.

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

You will act as an authority, on behalf of our Chief Track, Switches & Crossings Engineer, across a broad range of subjects related to track infrastructure engineering. Your expertise will be used to support the development and continuous improvement of the track subject area, competency and assurance frameworks; three key accountabilities held by our Network Technical Heads.

As part of the Technical Authority, you will become a key link with our Route and Regional colleagues, providing experienced advice, support and guidance to technical issues, accidents and incident investigations. You will also lead the response to any arising formal RAIB / ORR recommendations to ensure robust means of risk control are effectively embedded across the business.

Capability across the track engineering field is critically important to successful asset and risk management. You will therefore use your subject matter expertise to support the development of training materials designed to upskill frontline on the application of new standards, processes and supporting technology.

Acting as a technical lead, you will provide professional leadership in the delivery of different assurance activities, including those associated with Enterprise Risk, Engineering Verifications, Functional Audits, Saloon runs and supporting Regions and Routes with L1 self-assurance. You will also support wider learning and continuous improvement of the track field assurance framework through analysis of outputs to both share standard mythology and undertake risk-based planning for future assurance activities.

You will also be responsible for undertaking a technical lead role for track specific product acceptance applications and the development and / or update of key track standards. Here you will provide the technical feedback to defining safety, reliability and sustainability criteria to ensure robust acceptance and adoption of new technologies, standards and means of control within the GB rail industry.

What essential skills and experiences are required?

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of experience (Level 6)

  • Membership of a relevant technical body

  • Broad technical engineering experience

  • Project or financial planning and management experience

Please review the attached Job Description associated with this role.

How to apply (External)

2/2/2021, late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held week commencing 25th Feb and will include a technical presentation.

You will have a contractual office, however will have to travel to The Quadrant: Milton Keynes when required. Some other travel will be required to Network Rail offices in the UK upon request

This vacancy is aPermanentopportunity

What can we offer you?

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £51,156 - £57,551


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