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Senior Structures Engineers

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Network Rail
27 August 2014
10 September 2014
Birmingham or Manchester
Contract Type
c. £35,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience

Further information

Full & Part-time

Britain’s railway is entering an unprecedented period of growth, with Network Rail set to invest billions in the enhancement of its network over the next five years. Currently, our LNW Route Structures Team manages all activities regarding the maintenance and renewal of 10,000 bridges, 300 tunnels, 10,000 culverts and retaining walls and 30 miles of sea defences. For the new control period however, the Route has in-sourced the examination of structures assets, thus allowing it to integrate the delivery of over 18,000 examination products a year into its asset management and maintenance processes. Accordingly, there’s a real need for more great civil engineers like you.

You’ll be joining the team that plays a crucial role in the successful delivery of structures examinations. How? By reviewing structures examination reports and undertaking tunnel and special examinations. Ensuring the safe and sustainable management of assets, thus informing long-term strategies. A great chance to contribute to the delivery of challenging Route safety, performance and efficiency targets, you’ll assess risks of defects and monitor and evaluate asset condition. You’ll also liaise with other structures teams to develop and disseminate asset knowledge and best practice. Supporting the training/development of engineers and technicians will be important too, as will maintaining structures asset data. Whether involved in the review and development of national standards, providing engineering support or participating in investigations, one thing’s for sure – you won’t be short of challenges.

An Engineer with a Degree or equivalent, preferably a Member of a relevant professional institution, such as Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) or Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE).  Substantial experience of railway civil engineering, including structures, maintenance and inspection is essential, as is a sound knowledge of structures engineering policies and standards. You’ll also need an understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques and the communication skills to confidently interact with a diverse workforce.

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Closing date: 10 September 2014.

Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and is committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We are striving to achieve the ‘two ticks’ disability symbol and to create a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

Network Rail

Britain relies on rail. We operate 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts, 17 major stations, 8,200 commercial properties and 2,500 stations leased to train operators.