Senior Asset Engineer (Support) [Lineside]

Network Rail
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.

Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day. Our business units - 'routes' - work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway.

Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates 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, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor. We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We are two ticks accredited and we continue to strive to create a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

Brief Description

Provide a comprehensive Lineside asset management and engineering support service to the RAM and route team. This role is for the South East Route, based in London and covering both Kent and Sussex. You will be reporting to the Route Asset Manager for Geotech, Drainage and Off-Track covering (but not limited to) the management of vegetation, fencing and access points renewals, as well as a number of route specific workforce safety initiatives.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1. Provide {discipline} systems engineering input to the determination of appropriate engineering maintenance regimes and activity volumes for lineside assets in accordance with company policies, standards and specifications. Providing necessary assistance to determine compliance with suitability and robustness of maintenance regimes.
2. Provide a comprehensive systems engineering support service across the lineside asset base throughout the route and across delivery units as and when required. Monitor and strive to improve the technical competence of engineers associated with lineside systems engineering in the delivery units.
3. Provide technical briefings associated with lineside systems engineering to engineers in delivery units in order that the purpose, as well as the content of standards, specification, etc. is understood.
4. Review and make recommendations on derogation and non-compliance applications to lineside systems engineering related standards.
5. Review and monitor progression of potential improvements to lineside systems from delivery units; provide feedback to the originators.
6. Carry out asset condition inspections that will inform the lineside asset condition database and the renewals work bank. Lead initiatives, as directed, to improve.
7. Provide advice and guidance to the delivery unit and other asset engineers in the production of prioritised business focussed lineside systems renewal proposals.
8. Participate in, and lead as directed, lineside engineering activities in support assurance processes including the maintenance audit programmes and engineering verification.
9. Monitor the reliability and performance of lineside systems related assets across the route and instigate, lead and participate in the implementation of corrective actions to improve as required.
10. Contribute to the development and maintenance of route asset management plans.
11. Participate in investigations of incidents as required.
12. Contribute to the development of revised standards and policies relating to lineside assets.
13. Assist in the review and acceptance process for engineering project designs as and when required
Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Incorporated Engineer
• Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent
• Membership of relevant professional institution
• Substantial lineside engineering experience
• A detailed understanding of the maintenance of lineside assets
• A sound knowledge of the relevant technical, safety and performance standards
• Holds relevant professional licences and technical qualifications, or capable of achieving within reasonable timescales
• Holds valid UK driving licence, or eligible and willing to obtain

• Chartered engineer
• Understanding and experience of railway infrastructure maintenance
• Experience of undertaking engineering assurance activities, including competence assessment

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 adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: GBP50,400-GBP56,700

Closing date: 20 th September, 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