Senior Engineer

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Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time


Milton Keynes, 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?

You will act as Subject Matter specialist in the Wheel Rail Management Team undertaking tasks in the field of Rail friction management, Rail profile management and have a good understanding of Welding and Grinding activities.

You will be required to solve issues and provide support to the wider business, focusing on making improvements to technology and standards. You will be able to own the introduction of new products and provide technical leadership to those working within Rail Management throughout the business. In addition to this, you will also lead authority forums in Rail Management, so an understanding of Non-destructive testing is also desirable.

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

This position will put you in control of setting company policy for Rail Management Engineering activities including the introduction of new equipment, standards and processes.

You will provide professional technical leadership to the Routes and Regions Acting as the technical specialist for Rail Management Engineering. You will successfully achieve this through influencing and leading the Rail Management Forum action log to help resolve and lead the required changes through decision making and working with others.

What essential skills and experiences are required?

    Knowledge of Rail friction management

      Knowledge of Rail profile management

        Knowledge of Rail management engineering

          Knowledge of Welding and Grinding activities

            Recognised leadership capability in engineering safety management

              Experience in communicating technical information

                Extensive experience in company standards and competency

                  Experience of working with others to achieve a common goal

                    Knowledge of the railway industry and an understanding of railway infrastructure

                      Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills

                        Awareness of safety, assurance, compliance, performance and business processes.

                        Nice to have but not essential skills;

                          Understanding of the Product Introduction process

                            Understanding of Common Safety Methods

                            The full job description for this role is attached

                            How to apply (External)

                            27/1/2021, late applications will not be accepted.

                            You will have a contractual office however, will be required to travel to The Quadrant Milton Keynes often and other Network Rial offices.

                            This is a permanent opportunity.

                            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.


                            We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

                            Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme - a type of defined benefit arrangement.

                            After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of theRailways Pension Scheme.

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                            Additional Information

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                            • Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation
                            • Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check
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