Senior Asset Engineer (R&E) [E&P]

Last updated 18 days ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time


Glasgow, GB

Department Name

Scotland Region...DM

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Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

What better time to join our organisation as a senior engineer in the electrification and plant team, to help shape the rolling programme of decarbonisation and the asset management intervention strategy.

You will lead on the asset requirements and acceptance criteria on renewal and enhancement projects.

You will ideally have experience of the electrification and plant assets, especially Overhead Line Equipment to support the decarbonisation programme. You will work collaboratively within the region and the national teams to ensure asset safety, performance and efficiency indicators are achieved.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

  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 electrification and plant renewal, refurbishment and enhancement work bank to deliver Network Rail's goals.

  3. Lead the specification and acceptance of the renewal requirements criteria for electrification and plant 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 electrification and plant 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 electrification and plant 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 electrification and plant asset condition database and the renewals work bank

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Incorporated Engineer

  • Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent

  • Membership of relevant professional institution

  • Substantial electrification and plant 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

  • Holds valid UK driving licence, or eligible and willing to obtain


  • 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)

Salary:Starting at £51,156 and rising to £57,551 per annum

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Closing date: 02-03-2021

Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications.Late applications will not be accepted.

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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.You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

This is a fixed term opportunity ending on 31-03-2022 and has the potential to become permanent.

We are a Disability Confident Leader employer!

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To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

Due to current restrictions for COVID-19 it is likely that our process in dealing with your application will be delayed, however please note that we are continuing to conduct our interviews on-line.

For successful candidates we accept there may be delays with start dates to ensure that we can safely on-board each new employee.

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