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Senior Project Engineer [Process & Assurance]

Posted: 10 Jan 2021 Closes: 9 Feb 2021
United Kingdom GBP 51,156.00 - 57,551.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time -563257786

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.

The Network Services Directorate incorporates key national functions affecting all regions and routes including our National Operations Centre and Freight and National Passenger Operators team. Its purpose is to provide leadership and oversight for national operational performance, network-wide initiatives, programmes and strategic capability. Network Services promotes the importance of the railway operating as a national network, driving up performance and delivering improvements for passengers and freight users.

Network Services will offer specialist and unique services across the network to enable and support our regions in improving the railway for all. We will collaborate with customers to develop, design and deliver national technology programmes which aim to provide innovation and technology advancement to our network, which in turn will make us more efficient and effective.
Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a motivated and experienced individual who will be able to lead the Signalling Supplier Audit Programme alongside supporting the interactions with the supply chain in order to deliver quality and performance improvement. If you have experience in either signalling or assurance, we can provide training and support as required.

Alongside this, you will develop and implement processes / procedures to deliver effective and efficient management of engineering system and assurance activities. This will include being the technical author of protocols to cover existing processes and emerging areas of risk. You will lead the promulgation of shared learning through the project delivery teams.

This role is part of a National Function, and as such location is flexible. We welcome applicants based in any Network Rail geographic location.

So if you have had experience of project delivery in an engineering environment or have an assurance background, we would love to hear from you!
About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

Day to day you will be engaging with our signalling supply chain, Technical Authority, Route Services and Capital Delivery teams to deliver benefits in integration, efficiency, lessons learnt, best practice and supplier assurance techniques and process. This will be as well as implementing systems and procedures that deliver a cost effective, high quality and safe approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities.

You will also be involved with incident investigations when required, lead the learning points associated with best practice and lessons learnt. This will be alongside supporting with the identification, prioritisation and resolution of key signalling engineering risks and issues to enable timely and efficient mitigations/ solutions through to closure.

In addition to the above, you will also monitor and develop plans for independent asset assurance regimes for capital delivery projects, assessing the impact of devolution of control to routes and developing plans to identify the correct levels of proportionate assurance.

What essential skills and experiences are required?
  • Experience of Project Delivery, ideally in an Engineering environment.
  • Educated to degree/HND level in an Engineering discipline.
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution.
  • Experience of major contracting.
  • Knowledge of safety management and quality assurance.
  • Understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of works
We would also like, but not essential.
  • Chartered Engineer.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Internal Audit Qualification.
For more information on the role please see the Job description attached below.
How to apply (External)

Vacancy Information

Closing date: 22th January 2021, late applications will not be accepted.

What can we offer you?

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £51,156 to £57,551.

• 28 days' annual leave + Bank holiday's, you can also buy/sell two days per year

• Annual 75% subsidy on train/underground season tickets

• Interest-free travel loan for season tickets for trains and car parks

• Performance related pay schemes

• Free counselling

• Childcare vouchers

• Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass

• Flexible working

• Volunteer leave

• Opportunity to donate through charitable giving schemes

• Training and development


We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme - a type of defined benefit arrangement.

After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.

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Additional Information

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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 factors. 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.

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