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Senior Civil / Structural Design Engineer

Employment Type:
Infrastructure, Rail
Civil / Structural
Grade / Seniority Level:
Designer, Engineer
North West England
Job Ref:

Senior Civil / Structural Design Engineer

Ideal candidate will have the following:

•An excellent command of written and spoken English.
•7 years’ relevant post-graduate experience of producing Civil Engineering designs.
•CEng or IEng recognition
•An Engineering degree
•A demonstrable aptitude for option development.
•Strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
•Excellent knowledge of rail engineering; relevant successful experience working in the principal discipline and an understanding of all other related disciplines.
•An ability to work and communicate effectively in a team context.
•An appreciation of all the life cycle stages of rail infrastructure.
•CDM, Auditing and risk assessment competencies.

•Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution.
•Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.
•Report writing skills.
•Project Management experience including the use of Gantt charts.
•Experience in design, installation and maintenance. Understanding of the rail industry
•PTS card

Key Accountabilities/Deliverables

•Work with CAD technicians to provide design solutions.
•Lead the development remit for a proposal so that it properly describes the engineering requirements, scope, possibilities and operational performance targets and maintain a robust challenge to sponsoring engineers and managers, in order to monitor and value manage the business and technical remit and thereby optimise the business case all engineering and development activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable, and that meet programme requirements in a safe & environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.

•Lead (or undertake where applicable) the development of suitable engineering options for a proposal considering safety, reliability, operational capacity modelling, maintainability, ease of construction, and environmental/whole life issues.

Engineering excellence is to be supported by:

•Act as CRE and CEM on schemes
•Fulfilling CDM Designer duties and being assessed as competent to undertake such a role.
•Secure all relevant base data.
•Review compliance with appropriate standards.
•Using feedback from all relevant past projects across the UK rail network, lessons learned etc.
•Monitor that designers are up to date via training, briefings etc.
•Confirm whether strict change control is maintained on scope development; evaluate cost, time and performance impacts in conjunction with development management.
•Participate in the selection of a single option for further development, preparing or monitoring preparation of reports, papers etc as necessary.
•Lead the development of the selected single option, including design drawings calculations, designers risk assessments and discussions with suppliers and contractors.
•Support the construction design management (CDM) principle designer in all associated duties and carry out or monitor cross-discipline engineering checks of all relevant aspects of the proposal.

•The office location is Heaton Mersey, and it is essential that there is the ability to visit the office as required/requested. As a minimum this shall be 3 days per week.

Duration: 12+ months
Location: Hybrid: 2 days from home + 3 days in Heaton Mersey office
Status: Inside IR35
Rate: £Negotiable

Contact Details:
Tel: 020 7491 4491
Contact: Office

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