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Asset Engineer

Posted: 10 Jun 2021 Closes: 10 Jul 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom GBP 40,107.00 - 45,120.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time NWR_IRC2212252

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You will be part of the NW&C Region which consist of three routes:
  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.
  • West Coast South Route, covering the south of Crewe to London Euston.
(There is also a Regional Team which supports Regional Major Programmes & Professional services).

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Brief Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the West Coast Mainline South Structure's team. This role will involve the day to day management of a wide range of Structures across one of the UK's busiest Routes from London Euston to Crewe. This role will cover management of Tunnel assets in addition to covering the rest of the Structure's portfolio, including Bridges, Retaining Walls and Culverts.

As an Asset Engineer, you'll be responsible for the review and evaluation of assets against national policies to ensure they remain fit for purpose and safe. You will be assessing the risk that the assets pose and identifying suitable mitigation measures that are required to reduce that risk. You will be working as part of a wider team and you will be able to utilise the expertise of this team to ensure appropriate actions are implemented onsite. You'll be well organised, motivated and confident to make, and justify, engineering decisions. You will also play a key role in ensuring that our Asset portfolio is compliant with Network Rail standards.

You'll demonstrate safety through your behaviours, challenging situations observed, identifying trends to address, and supporting the Senior Asset Engineers and Principal Route Engineer in implementing continued safety improvements.
About the role (External)

What will you be doing?


  • Schedule examinations, inspections, monitoring and assessment of structures 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 reports, 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 or asset components 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.
  • Liaise with the central structures team to develop and disseminate consistent best practice and in the review and development of functional policy and standards.
  • Determine mitigation actions necessary to reduce the impact of adverse weather on the performance of structures assets.
  • Maintain structures asset data and information within the company systems and processes.
  • Support the review and development of national standards relating to structures Asset Management.
  • Support initiatives to develop the buildings & civils strategic direction and input to the CP7 bid process in the route and supporting negotiations with regulatory bodies.
  • Provide engineering support and participate in investigations of incidents relating to structures.
  • Review proposals from other disciplines or external organisations that could impact on the route structures assets and/or programmes of work to identify potential synergies or conflicts.
  • Support the process for the review and approval of abnormal vehicular and rail loads.
  • 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.

In order to be successful in this role, we would like you to have/to be:

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

We would also like but it isn't crucial to have/to be:

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

How to apply (External)

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Salary: £40,107 - £45,120

Closing date: 23rd June 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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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

We will endeavour to offer a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.
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