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Asset Engineer - Geotechnical

Posted: 8 Jan 2021 Closes: 20 Jan 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom GBP 40,107.00 per year;GBP 45,120.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time NWR_IRC2202633

About Network Rail

Network Rail operates and maintains the railway infrastructure 24/7 365 days a year.

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in our North Western & Central (NW&C) Region, which is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities.

North West & Central's vision for the five years to 2024 is "One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers." We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. NW&C Region consist of three routes:

  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.
  • West Coast Mainline South Route*, covering the West Coast main line south of Crewe to London Euston.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

Manage asset performance and condition. Lead the maintenance and renewal of earthworks, drainage and other associated assets. Provide geotechnical engineering expertise to the key stakeholders and customers.

To finds out more about this role please click on the link below and read The day in the life of an Asset Engineer (Geotechnical)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/day-life-matt-wood-asset-engineer-geotechnics-derama-assoc-cipd-/?trackingId=rRegTak8QEyFf3VXIwosUg%3D%3D

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

Schedule examinations, inspections, monitoring and assessment of geotechnical assets and the evaluation of the reports in accordance with functional policy, systems and standards. Implement mitigation measures where proposed management actions are deferred.
Specify and prioritise actions to address defects, comments and other issues raised in the exams, in accordance with standards and functional policy, for inclusion in work plans. Oversee the development, implementation and handover of prioritised work items to realise the required outputs. Produce route specific and asset type management regimes, and progress mitigations if items are deferred.
Undertake engineering analysis and risk assessments of assets to support the asset management process and scheme development, including business cases and whole life cost analysis.
Monitor and evaluate asset condition and capability trend data, and failure precursors to inform examination, maintenance, strengthening, risk mitigation and renewal plans to efficiently achieve corporate objectives.
Provide support to the specification and development of enhancement schemes and manage the interface with network capability programmes.
Determine mitigation actions necessary to reduce the impact of adverse weather on the performance of geotechnical assets.
Maintain geotechnical asset data and information within the company systems and processes.
Support the review and development of national standards relating to Geotechnical Asset Management.
Provide engineering support and participate in investigations of incidents relating to geotechnical assets.
Review proposals from other disciplines or external organisations that could impact on the route geotechnical assets and/or programmes of work to identify potential synergies or conflicts.
Control the technical development of projects, ascertaining that renewal requirements are sufficient, correctly interpreted and any changes are agreed with Principal Route Engineer. Assist with the approval in principle of designs and manage acceptance of detailed design certification.


Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in civil engineering
  • Substantial relevant experience in civil engineering
  • A sound knowledge of civil engineering policies and standards
  • Knowledge of geotechnical assessment
  • An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques
  • Working towards membership of a relevant professional institution

Desirable

  • Degree in a relevant subject
  • Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer
  • Member of a relevant professional institution.

How to apply (External)

Network Rail are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We welcome 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 any other irrelevant factor. Please click here for more information.

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Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

Salary: £40,107 increasing to £45120

Closing date: 20th Jan 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

Click 'apply now' to apply.

To finds out more about this role please click on the link below and read The day in the life of an Asset Engineer (Geotechnical)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/day-life-matt-wood-asset-engineer-geotechnics-derama-assoc-cipd-/?trackingId=rRegTak8QEyFf3VXIwosUg%3D%3D

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We accept applications from everyone. . Click here for more information.

Want to find out about what benefits we offer? click here

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

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