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Rail: Senior Engineer: Swindon

  • Location

    Swindon, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £400 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Daniel Brokenshire

  • Contact email:

    Daniel.Brokenshire@talascendint.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH91190_1548247153

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-22

  • Startdate:

    ASAP


SUMMARY:
Plans and conducts independent work, requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Devises new approaches to solving problems.

JOB DIMENSIONS:
A. Supervision Received
Performs most assignments independently with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance from Engineering Specialists or Supervisors on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed project plans.
B. Supervision Exercised
Provides technical direction and assigns work to subordinate engineers, designers, drafters, technicians and others who assist in performing specific assignments.
C. Contacts
Independently contacts vendor's representatives and project field personnel to gather or give information. Contacts client counterparts as directed.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work usually in one discipline in a project or staff group. Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
  • Performs work primarily using Client work procedures and tools. Some use of Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) and appropriate 2-D and 3-D computer aided design and computer aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools.
  • Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations for equipment.
  • Coordinates engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.
  • When delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.
  • Assists in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provides input for their performance evaluations.
  • Prepares letters to vendors and clients.
  • Reviews bid analyses and makes recommendation.
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
  • Performs or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design.
  • Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Reviews and checks work of subordinate engineers.
  • Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


JOB KNOWLEDGE

  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.
  • Understands the application of Engineering Department Procedures, relevant design guides. Broad knowledge of the application of engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.
  • Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D), CAE and relevant Standard Computer Applications to perform the work.
  • Understanding of engineering planning and control methods including computerized methods.
  • Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices and the economics involved.
  • Understanding of industry or regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline, including specifically standards and procedures relevant to the UK rail industry including Network Rail Company and Railway Group standards.
  • Experience of producing and/or managing temporary works designs in a railway environment.
  • Experience of working on upgrades or new construction of station facilities, preferably on a live railway.
  • Understands the interdisciplinary interfaces between own discipline and other railway disciplines.
  • Knowledge of construction methodologies and testing / commissioning activities relevant to own discipline in a railway environment.
  • Knowledge of CDM regulations and CSM practices for identification and management of hazards in a railway environment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication