Senior Engineer

Last updated 14 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


, GB

Department Name

Network Services

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

Technical Services, an integral part of Network Rail, provides the regions, routes, central functions and industry with specialist engineering, asset management, systems analysis and modelling and leadership of safety, occupational health as well as a well-being and environmental service provision.

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants with a proven track engineering background, with experience of systems engineering, and who has the ability to work across several functions to provide consultative advice and support for the delivery of engineering and innovation projects for our customers.

This is a superb opportunity for the right candidate to be part of a close-knit and interactive team as a Senior Engineer in the Track Team!

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

To support the portfolio of projects, you will be setting policies, operational processes and standards, and confirming the delivery and implementation of innovation projects. You will ensure the services that we provide to our customers are delivered to the agreed standards in terms of time, cost and quality. All the design and delivery aspects of the programmes will be handled by you and should be within the Network Rail competencies and competency framework.

There are development opportunities where you will provide support for strategy, asset management and technology across the functions and working with internal and external partners. The type of work you do will vary dependent on the projects you are involved in however what underpins every project is the interactions between internal partners and the external teams. Handling those complex relationships in a logical and timely manner is the key to ensure projects are meeting the criteria required.

So, if you have a natural way with people, have superb interpersonal skills and can keep calm whilst balancing several projects on the go - we would love to hear from you!

This role can be based from any of the Network Rail offices with occasional travel as required.

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 track engineering experience

          Proven ability to demonstrate systems engineering principles

            Project or financial planning and management experience

              Experience of delivering innovation or business improvement projects

              We would also like, but not essential.

                Management or supervisory experience

                  Chartered status

                    Formal Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, PMIP, MSP)

                      Proven ability in managing commercial, contractual and financial issues

                        Knowledge of the railway industry and a understanding of railway infrastructure

                        Competence in Common Safety Method (CSM)

                        How to apply (External)

                        External Vacancy Information

                        Closing date: 26th February 2021, late applications will not be accepted.

                        Interviews will be held w/c 1st March 2021.

                        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

                          28 days' annual leave + Bank holiday's, you can also buy/sell two days per year

                            Annual 75% subsidy on train/underground season tickets

                              Interest-free travel loan for season tickets for trains and car parks

                                Performance related pay schemes

                                  Free counselling

                                    Childcare vouchers

                                      Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass

                                        Flexible working

                                          Volunteer leave

                                            Opportunity to donate through charitable giving schemes

                                              Training and development


                                              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 the Railways Pension Scheme.

                                              Additional Information

                                              For more information on how we recruit, please click here

                                              Network Rail encourages 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 other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                                              Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                                              Click 'apply' and login to Employee Self Service to submit your CV.If you do not have an Oracle account, email your cv to quoting the IRC number of the vacancy.

                                              For further information please contact Nisha Sangha on