Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain s railway. From the rejuvenation of Kings Cross station and the upgrade and expansion of Thameslink, to Europes largest civil engineering project - Crossrail - we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.
Building and Civils is an asset within the Infrastructure Investments function and is made up of the Estates and Civils groups.
Network Rail is one of the largest property owners in the country and a substantial landowner. The Estates group manages the portfolio for the Company. This comprises 9,000 managed properties ranging from heritage buildings to modern developments, from stations such as architecturally acclaimed London Waterloo and award-winning Manchester Piccadilly to retail complexes, telecoms sites and engineering depots.
The Civils group manages all activities associated with the maintenance and renewal of Network Rail owned structures and earthworks. It is the largest civil engineering asset base in the UK and consists of 40000 bridges, 750 tunnels, 13000 miles of embankment/cutting, The scope of the works in the Civils area include examinations, assessments, detailed designs and the implementation of projects, ranging in value from £10k to £35m. About the role (External)
This role is for a Renewals Engineer, covering Building and Civils works. It involves managing the renewals workbanks for the Route Asset Manager and supporting them with maintaining their Business Plan. They will work with the Senior Structures and Geotechnics Engineers to interrogate their un-constrained workbanks, prioritising and developing the schemes for implementation by the appropriate delivery organisations. An ability to manage designers is desirable as the role will evolve so that it can carry out some design development of the workbanks. The renewals Engineer will form a focal point for all Building and Civils activities in the Wales Route , correlating various work programmes to identify potential efficiencies.
- 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.
- Lead the development and implementation of the Renewals renewal, refurbishment and enhancement work bank to deliver Network Rails goals.
- Lead the specification and acceptance of the renewal requirements criteria for Renewals engineering works including design approval and any specific requirements for acceptance of the equipment into maintenance.
- 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.
- Lead the provision of Renewals engineering input to enhancement projects such that they are specified and accepted in accordance with company asset policies and standards.
- Identify issues of national significance and elevate to the national team. Support the development and review of national standards relating to renewals and enhancements.
- Check that accurate and comprehensive records relating to the existence, configuration and modification history of Renewals engineering assets are maintained and that they accurately reflect their current as built status.
- Participate in investigations of incidents as required.
- Lead and participate in engineering verification activities in support of the verification programme.
- Contribute to the development and maintenance of route asset management plans.
- Carry out asset condition inspections that will inform the Renewals 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 Renewals 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
Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.
At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.
The salary for this role is circa £45,000 - £50,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Please note the closing date for this vacancy is 12 September 2012
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