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Senior Asset Engineer (Support)

Posted: 7 May 2021 Closes: 6 Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom GBP 51,156.00 - 57,551.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time -1184486214

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The Eastern region operates some of the busiest and most congested rail lines in the country, transporting large numbers of commuters to and from busy cities including Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, York, Norwich, Cambridge and London.
Brief Description

There is an exciting opportunity to join us in a role that is vital to our success. We are looking for a Senior Asset Engineer (Support) [Geotechnics] to join the team that manages earthwork assets and geotechnical risks across the Anglia and East Midlands routes.

In this role you provide a comprehensive geotechnical asset management and engineering support service to the Route Engineer (Geotechnics) team, working on a variety of initiatives across the spectrum of geotechnical asset management, including earthwork asset operations, inspection, maintenance, renewal, enhancement, asset information, risk management, asset management decision making, asset strategy & planning, and organisation & people plans. You will provide geotechnical asset management and engineering expertise to key stakeholders and customers, and contribute to the management of earthwork assets and geotechnical risks to meet relevant Network Rail obligations and strategic objectives.
About the role (External)

Role and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Lead initiatives, as directed by the Route Engineer (Geotechnics), to improve earthworks/ geotechnical asset management on our railway.
Provide a comprehensive asset management and engineering support service across the earthworks asset base throughout the Anglia and East Midlands routes as and when required. Monitor and strive to improve the technical competence of geotechnical asset engineers.
Monitor the reliability and performance of earthwork assets and geotechnical asset management systems across the Anglia and East Midlands routes and instigate, lead and participate in the implementation of corrective actions to improve as required.
Review and monitor progression of potential improvements to earthwork assets and geotechnical asset manangement systems; provide feedback to the originators.
Provide geotechnical asset management and engineering input to the determination of appropriate engineering maintenance regimes and activity volumes for earthwork assets in accordance with company policies, standards and specifications. Providing necessary assistance to determine compliance with suitability and robustness of maintenance regimes.
Provide technical briefings associated with geotechnical asset management and engineering to engineers in order that the purpose, as well as the content of standards, specifications, etc. is understood.
Review and make recommendations on derogation and non-compliance applications to geotechnical asset management related standards.
Provide advice and guidance to the asset engineers in the production of prioritised business focussed earthworks renewal proposals.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of route asset management plans.
Participate in investigations of incidents as required.
Contribute to the development of revised standards and policies relating to earthwork assets.
Be part of an on-call rota for out of office hours geotechnical incident response.


Are you?

  • Motivated about managing geotechnical assets and risks on Britain's railway
  • Customer driven, accountable, collaborative, and challenging
  • Safety focussed, caring, and a team player
  • Engaged, efficient, dependable, and take pride in your work

    Do you have?

  • Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent
  • Membership of relevant professional institution
  • Incorporated Engineer or equivalent
  • Substantial geotechnical engineering experience
  • A detailed understanding of the maintenance of Geotechnical (earthwork) 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 or equivalent geotechnical qualification
  • Understanding and experience of railway infrastructure maintenance
  • Experience of undertaking engineering assurance activities, including competence assessment
How to apply (External)

Salary and benefits:
  • Salary of £51,156 - £57,551 (Band 3.C) depending on skills, qualifications and experience
  • 28 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
  • My benefits - Our discounted online shopping site
  • A range of discounted offers including, childcare vouchers, healthcare offers - cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits
  • Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets
  • A choice of contributory pension schemes
  • 2 weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community
**Please note that the advert closes on the 19th May 2021 and late applications will not be considered **

Oh, and by the way...

We care deeply about welcoming people no matter where they're from, how old they are or what disability they may have. We encourage applications from every age, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, maternity or caring responsibility. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you!

We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential skills and experience detailed above.

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We will consider all flexible working applications.

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

If you like the sound of all that, we'd love it if you could submit your application online.
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