Network Rail UK Jobs – Design Engineer

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Job Introduction

Calling Drainage Engineers!

Looking for your next role and a new challenge?

Do you have Drainage knowledge & experience?

Do you have a working knowledge of railway standards, Eurocode and UK annex design codes, British Standard, drainage investigation in addition to construction contracts and specifications?

Do you have experience in drainage investigations; Review and Interpreting of Drainage Investigation Reports as well as producing Drainage Design?

If so, please read below as this may be the role for you!

Network Rails Design Delivery (NRDD) Geotechnical & Drainage team works across all Regions of Network Rail on a broad range of projects from early stage design development through to detailed design, site supervision & verification of construction works. The team provides support for emergency and reactive projects and work in a highly collaborative manner with clients and delivery teams.

The types of projects the team deliver include rainfall catchment analysis & drainage system design and scour assessments as well as supporting on ground investigations, various cross discipline designs and assessment related to drainage.

Main Responsibility

What will you be doing?

A typical week can be highly varied and involve office-based design activity from Desk Studies to detailed software analysis, stakeholder engagement, engagement with suppliers, site based activity including supervision of investigations, supervision of construction activities, assessment of existing earthworks and structures.

The team undertake work on single and also multi-disciplinary projects working alongside our NRDD colleagues in Track, Signalling, Civils & Structures, Buildings & Architecture and M&E teams on complex and challenging regional and national projects to deliver innovative and award winning projects and delivering efficiencies and improved risk management. The team comprises Drainage Engineers and Civil Engineers working closely with Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists. Professional development leading to Chartered status is encouraged and actively supported within the team complimented by targeted training and coaching to support staff achieve their goals.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and supportive team member with the skills to lead by example, critically evaluate the work done by others, and clearly communicate technical detail to both a technical and non-technical audience.

In this role you will need technical expertise and experience in assessing risks and solutions related to drainage design & drainage activities, with particular reference to the railway environment. Any previous experience of undertaking and managing desk studies, design, procuring & supervising drainage survey (non-intrusive and intrusive); producing and checking of drainage design Reports in accordance with the requirements of relevant standard and best practices is advantageous. You will typically have experience of catchment analysis, hydraulic design, pumping system design, legislative requirement for water/wastewater, culvert design and assessment.

It would also be great if you have working knowledge of railway standards, Eurocode and UK annex design codes, British Standard, drainage investigation in addition to construction contracts and specifications. Familiarity and an ability to interrogate drainage software for the design of civil engineering projects would also be advantageous. This is in addition to experience in managing large datasets and also utilising GIS and CAD would be beneficial.

The Ideal Candidate

  • An engineering degree or equivalent industry-recognised training qualification.
  • A demonstrable aptitude for option development.
  • Strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
  • An ability to work and communicate effectively in a team context.
  • An appreciation of all the life cycle stages of rail infrastructure.
  • CDM, Risk Assessment competency.
  • Experience in design, construction and maintenance.
  • Competent to act as/working toward the competency of Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE)
  • Experience in working and communicating with 3 rd party suppliers/contractors.

Also, it would great if you could have

  • Membership or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (e.g. ICE, CIWEM etc).
  • A working knowledge of rail engineering; relevant successful experience working in the principal discipline and an adequate understanding of all other related disciplines.
  • Basic Project Management Skills.
  • Strong Interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Broad knowledge of H&S legislation.
  • Understanding of Environmental Requirements of Drainage schemes.
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management.
  • Competent in exercising the Designer’s obligations of CDM.
  • Assist with training and mentoring of junior engineers and trainees

Who we are looking for?

We are committed to a diverse workplace enriched with representation from diverse cultures, backgrounds and skills. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where difference is embraced, and individuals can thrive. We recognise that the success of the team is dependent on a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined group of individuals, aligned to deliver successful solutions.

At Network Rail, we have a number of employee networks to reflect our diverse population and help to raise issues to the wider workforce and support their membership and support our Everybody Matters strategy, led by our central Diversity & Inclusion team. We have Diversity & Inclusion Champions who take part and lead on many activities, to drive through more initiatives to support an inclusive environment for all its people and promote a professional and positive working environment. For more information on Diversity & Inclusion at Network Rail, please follow this link

Package Description

Vacancy Type: Full-time but flexible working patterns will be considered.

Duration: Permanent.

Location: Manchester Square One

Closing date: 20 October 2023

Band & Salary: Band 4C – (£41,711 – £46,925)

At Network rail you will have a clear development path, access to training and enjoy a range of employee benefits, such as; up to 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more.

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For further information of the role please contact [email protected]

About The Company

We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions.

Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway,  serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity.  Safety is our number one priority. 

We’re undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First – becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users.

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information

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