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Rail - Senior Design Engineer (Track) - Waterloo

  • Location

    South East London, London

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rosie Wilkinson

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


There is a requirement for a Senior Design Engineer (Track) to join a major infrastructure project in Waterloo, London on a contract-basis (inside IR35).

Role Brief:

  • Manage the development remit for a proposal so that it properly describes the engineering requirements, scope, possibilities and operational performance targets and maintain a robust challenge to sponsoring engineers and managers, in order to monitor and value manage the business and technical remit and thereby optimise the business case.
  • Manage all engineering and development activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable, and that meet programme requirements in a safe & environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.
  • Manage (or undertake where applicable) the development of suitable engineering options for a proposal giving full consideration to safety, reliability, operational capacity modelling, maintainability, ease of construction, and environmental/whole life issues. Engineering excellence is to be supported by: Secure all relevant base data; Review compliance with appropriate standards; Use risk ID and evaluation methods (e.g. HAZOP, QRA, LRM, and the GK/RT/14200 suite), as suitable, to evaluate and compare options; Using feedback from all relevant past projects across the UK rail network, lessons learned etc.
  • Confirm whether strict change control is maintained on scope development; evaluate cost, time and performance impacts in conjunction with development management.
  • Support the construction design management (CDM) planning supervisor in all associated duties and carry out or monitor cross-discipline engineering checks of all relevant aspects of the proposal.
  • Manage the engineering interfaces of allocated proposals with concurrent work in other disciplines, or within other programmes.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Track design experience minimum five years is essential
  • CRE - Track Design
  • Recent experience using Bentley Rail Track & Clearroute 2
  • An engineering degree or equivalent industry-recognised training qualification.
  • A demonstrable aptitude for option development.
  • A working knowledge of rail engineering; relevant successful experience working in the principal discipline and an adequate understanding of all other related disciplines.
  • An appreciation of all the life cycle stages of rail infrastructure.
  • CDM, Auditing and risk assessment competencies.

Desirable Experience:

  • CEM
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution.
  • Experience in design, installation and maintenance.
  • Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.
  • Yellow book course.