Senior Design Manager [Civils]

Network Rail
50400.00 - 56700.00 GBP Annual
08 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Brief Description

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development and growth of a multi-disciplinary building and engineering team. The project work is varied and involves scheme designs that affect the operational railway the public urban realm and the built environment. Our current portfolio includes design and assessment of bridges, retaining walls, ancillary structures, foundations design and assessment of earthworks. We also carry out option development for major rail infrastructure projects in feasibility stages and help develop Network Rail's standard design catalogue. We work alongside geotechnical, structural, buildings and architectural designers and other Infrastructure Design Teams within Network Rail in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment.
Experience in designing and assessing under and over bridges, tunnels, viaducts, culverts, embankments and other large structures will be an important aspect of the portfolio of work we are developing and this role requires candidates who are familiar with these types of structure.
The Infrastructure Design Group - 'Building and Civils ' (IDG B&C) is Network Rail's internal design consultancy originally created in 2010 and consolidated in 2016 and is expanding rapidly.
IDG Building &Civils is a multidisciplinary team which, together with the signalling, track / permanent way, and the electrification and plant design groups, form part of the Infrastructure Design Group (IDG) within Network Rail, numbering more than 550 technical staff.

About the role (External)

Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for the engineering development of project proposals from clarification of the remit to project completion. Including developing the engineering requirements which best satisfies the business case and client needs.
1. To aid the Programme Manager and Civils Team Leader manage the resources in the Multi-disciplinary Team to deliver the agreed outcomes for civil schemes.
2. Manage the development of a remit so it proposal properly describes the engineering requirements, scope, possibilities and operational performance targets of the project. Monitor and value manage the business and technical remit and thereby optimise the business case.
3. To manage designs, reports, specifications, drawing preparation and other deliverables for geotechnical schemes.
4. Monitor so that all engineering and development activities result in schemes that are affordable and that meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost, quality and safety.
5. Manage the development of suitable engineering options for a proposal so that full consideration is given to safety, reliability, operational capacity modelling, maintainability, ease of construction, and environmental/whole life issues. Engineering excellence is to be supported by:
a. Secure all relevant base data.
b. Review compliance with appropriate standards.
c. Using risk ID and evaluation methods (e.g. HAZOP, QRA, LRM, and the GK/RT/14200 suite), as suitable, to evaluate and compare options.
d. Using feedback from all relevant past projects across the UK rail network, lessons learned etc.
e. Keep designers up to date via training, briefings, CPD etc.
6. Maintain strict change control on scope development; evaluate cost, time, performance impacts and safety in conjunction with development management.
7. Participate in the selection of a single option for further development. Prepare or monitor preparation of reports, papers etc. as necessary.
8. Manage to the development of the selected single option.
9. Manage all engineering and development activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable, and that meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.
10. Prepare the full engineering data package required for commencement of the detailed design, and participate in answering on-going clarifications/queries as needed.
11. Support the Construction Design Management (CDM) Planning Supervisor during GRIP stages 1 to 4 in all associated duties and carry out or monitor cross-discipline engineering checks of all relevant aspects of the proposal.
12. Act as or liaise with the appropriate Project Engineer during GRIP stages 0-4 monitoring so that method statements for site works and surveys are produced and accepted to the required standards.16.

• Basic Project Management Skills.
• Experience in structural examination and specification of monitoring.
• Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology degree or equivalent industry-recognised training qualification.
• Membership or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (e.g. ICE, Geolsoc etc.).
• Sound technical capability and familiarity with current industry standards and software applications.
• Ability to clearly communicate technical detail to both a technical and non-technical audience.
• Ability to work independently and have a 'can do' attitude
• Ability to prepare sketches, technical reports and specifications.
• Ability and propensity to coach and mentor enthusiastic and inquisitive junior engineering staff.
• Experience using Eurocodes and/ or British Standards.
• Experience of using software such as Robot, LUSAS, Staad, SAM, Superstress, Midas, Tedds, etc.
• Experience in earthwork examination and specification of monitoring.
• A demonstrable aptitude for option development.
• Strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
• An ability to work and communicate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team context.
• An appreciation of all the life cycle stages of rail infrastructure.
• Proficient in the application CDM Designer Duties.
• Understanding of environmental requirements of geotechnical schemes.
• Basic knowledge of Quality Management.
• Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution (ICE or IStructE).
• Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.
• Experience of undertaking the role of Contractor Responsible Engineer (CRE) Civils
• Experience in ground investigation supervision, laboratory test scheduling and reporting.
• Construction support experience.
• Design experience of basement design and tunnel/ground movement assessment
• Experience/Good understanding of finite element analysis (Optional)

How To Apply- External

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to GBP3000 (to a maximum amount of GBP2,250).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: GBP50,400 - GBP56,700
Closing date: 20-09-2017 late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.


Amount of Travel

Work At Home