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Principal Engineer Electrification and Power

LocationLondon, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, York
EmployerThe Office of Rail and Road
Posted14 September 2018

Opportunities in London (£57,342 – £69,153) and regionally (£53,479 – £65,319) across Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and York

If you’re a heavily experienced Chartered Surveyor or an authority on railway electrification and power; you could become our in-house specialist at the Office of Rail and Road. Part of our remit involves independently overseeing Britain's railways. Which means we’ll ask you to ensure our country’s network is safe, reliable, efficient – and excellent value for money. 

Joining a 20-strong team of expert engineers and asset managers, you’ll take on a comprehensive brief that covers distribution, fixed plant, contact, signalling and other lineside assets. 

Day-to-day, you’ll ensure Network Rail delivers on plans by holding site visits, assessing projects and monitoring the condition of infrastructure. However, your knowledge will also guide joint site inspections and investigations; inform public and ministerial enquiries; and could mean becoming an Expert Witness. You’ll also speak for us at national and European forums. 

A confident manager, you’ll bring the weight of an infrastructure engineering background and relevant degree (or equivalent) to the table, along with a great understanding of UK railway systems. A keen grasp of cost estimating, contract, procurement, project management and sponsorship is also essential; and it would help to have worked with fixed plant assets too. 

The position comes with all the benefits you’d expect as a member of the civil service, including an impressive pension. It’s fair reward for making a positive difference for railways users everywhere. 

Please note there’ll be a medical fitness examination.

Closing date: 27 September 2018

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