Senior Engineer

Network Rail
Milton Keynes
£400.00 - £450.00 p day
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title - Senior Engineer

Location - Milton Keynes

Rates - £400 - £450 per day

In Scope of IR35 - (i.e. subject to tax & national insurance contributions taken at source by Capita as the primary agency)

About the role / project:

In an exclusively office based role the Senior Engineer's focus will be to aid in the updating of a Network Rail standard which serves to implement Safe System of Work (SSOW) on a 25kV A.C. Overhead Line Equipment (OHLE) system.

The role is a short term contract vacancy until April 2018, with the specific project having a tentative completion date of the end of March, 2018, ready for trials of the new process from late March onwards.

Activities and requirements include:

  • Provide expert advice input and support associated with the provision of services for our customers and suppliers.

  • Support professional leadership for a designated engineering discipline.

  • Support the setting of policy and standards, operational processes and systems. Manage the design and delivery of programmes for the development of technical capability required within Network Rail, including the competence framework and effective training materials.

  • Provide the technical input to the development of the standards, specifications, means of compliance and KPIs for Asset Management, including system risks. Support engineering analysis and risk assessment, including assessment of applications for derogations and non-compliance.

  • Support the development of strategy, technology and assets across functions and with industry partners. Liaise with product manufacturers, including external stakeholder e.g. TOC and provide input into the acceptance processes.

  • Proactively research and respond to changes in the internal and external requirements and practice which impact upon policy and standards.

  • Identify opportunities for technical and business process improvement and innovation, developing business cases and Investment Papers where required.

  • Integrate and co-ordinate activity across different engineering disciplines and contribute to the

Your experience will include:

Network Rail is looking for an experienced Senior Engineer who can provide technical engineering input, support and advice into the development of this Network Rail standard. Experience in railway, OHLE and/or in the development of safety cases and safety engineering in asset intensive environments is crucial to the role.

As such, your relevant experience will include:


  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of experience (Level 6)

  • Membership of a relevant technical body

  • Broad technical engineering experience

  • Project or financial planning and management experience


  • Management or supervisory experience

  • Chartered status

  • Formal Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, PMIP, MSP)

  • Proven ability in managing commercial, contractual and financial issues

  • Knowledge of the railway industry and a understanding of railway infrastructure

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

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 factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Network Rail is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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