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About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britains railway. Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow. Brief Description
As the Asset Engineer (R&E) [Track] you will determine renewal requirements and develop allocated track engineering renewal and enhancement requirements. Produce specifications and acceptance criteria for track engineering works to achieve the required scope and quality in accordance with company engineering policies.
This role will have a particular focus on non ballasted track (e.g. longitudinal timber and slab track). About the role (External)
Key Accountabilities
1. Inspect and prioritise renewal proposals for inclusion in the track engineering workbank. Provide support to the production and prioritisation of the national business plan.
2. Develop allocated renewal and enhancement schemes to meet Network Rails goals prior to handover to delivery. Following handover, support the development and implementation of projects to confirm the renewal requirements are sufficient, correctly interpreted and any changes agreed. Check that completed schemes are appropriately assessed to determine they meet the project remit.
3. Specify acceptance criteria for track engineering works including design approval, acceptance of equipment and hand back to maintenance as appropriate. Audit acceptance processes are being discharged appropriately.
4. Work with members of the other asset management teams to review renewal and enhancement proposals to optimise engineering activity across the railway infrastructure system and identify critical technical problems.
5. Identify issues of national significance and elevate to the national team.
6. Check that accurate and comprehensive records relating to the existence, configuration and modification history of track engineering assets are maintained and that they accurately reflect their current as built status.
7. Participate in investigations of incidents relating to renewals where required.
8. Carry out Engineering verification activities in support of the national programme.
9. Carry out asset condition inspections that will inform the track asset condition database and the renewals work bank.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
Working towards membership of a relevant professional institution
Significant track engineering experience, particularly related to slab track and longitudinal timbers.
Knowledge of policy and standards relating to slab track and longitudinal timber engineering
Holds valid UK driving licence, or eligible and willing to obtain


Degree in a relevant subject
Incorporated or Chartered Engineer
An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques
Knowledge of investment processes and procedures, including relevant computer systems
Knowledge of project management techniques How To Apply- External
At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.
We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:
Band/Grade: Band 4C
Salary: 40,107-45,120

At Network Rail we support applications from a diverse range of candidates 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, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor. We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We continue to strive to build a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work we will.
We are required to follow UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for you; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to this, in accordance with the UK Government you are also required to verify your identity, your right to work in the UK and your previous three years employment history.
How to apply: Please click apply now to apply

Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

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. You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.
Closing date: 16/12/2019

Please note late applications will not be accepted.

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