Senior Engineer - Overhead Line

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Rail

Job Type: Permanent

Location: East Midlands

Reference: 27280-bu

Expiration date: 05 August 2017

We are working in partnership with an engineering and design consultancy that specialises in complex infrastructure, process and built environments. They deliver projects from cradle-to-grave for clients across the energy, life sciences and manufacturing, nuclear, rail and utility services sectors.


  • Reporting to the Rail Sector Director, your key function will be providing leadership at a project level, deploying and managing resource in line with programme requirements; identifying and managing supply chain partners and owning commercial control of your programmes and achieving financial targets set by the Director in charge.
  • The type of individual that we are looking to employ would need to be outgoing, proactive, show initiative and attention to detail.
  • Key Principal Engineer duties associated with this role include:
  • Leadership and checking of OLE allocation design at feasibility, scheme and detailed design stages, working closely with senior and junior designers.
  • Checking of deliverables including layout plans, cross sections, switching diagrams, bridge designs and bonding plans
  • Work in accordance with all relevant railway industry, client, railway group, and technical standards
  • Checking of accurate, clear, high quality technical reports and specification in English
  • Operate under nominal supervision for the majority of the work ensuring the production of deliverables to agreed deadlines and within budget.
  • Delivery of target project outcomes for technical quality, cost, fee, program and repeat business
  • Proactive management of own time; and attendance at design team meetings
  • Undertaking site surveys / site visits where required
  • Delivery of robust forecasts for design delivery and tender estimates
  • Day to day liaison internally with project manager and wider multi-disciplinary delivery team
  • Feed into Program Control via Primavera P6, and document control systems as required
  • Change and risk management

Person Specification:

  • Experience of working in the rail industry, ideally with contractor, consultancy, or client experience
  • Knowledge of all relevant railway industry, group and technical engineering standards
  • Knowledge and/or experience of OLE construction methods and installation techniques
  • Excellent contract and commercial awareness
  • Proficient user of industry standard tools such as AutoCAD and/or Microstation; Microsoft Office packages; working knowledge of ELLF packages for OLE projects highly desirable.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and team working skills with the ability to develop working relationships quickly and effectively.

Essential Experience:

  • Chartered in their specialist area e.g. IMechE / IET or similar
  • Degree qualified with experience or minimum HND