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Track Team Leader

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28 Jan 2022

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About Arup:

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.


We are looking for a Senior Permanent Way Design Engineer with excellent technical knowledge and experience as an integral part of our North West & Yorkshire Rail team with a desire to deliver meaningful work with successful outcomes for our clients through innovative solutions.

The role of a Senior Permanent Way Engineer will be to drive and successfully deliver complex multidisciplinary rail project using sound technical knowledge and coherent advisory skills. Ensuring the successful delivery of safe, technically excellent multidisciplinary rail projects and bids across our UK portfolio will be critical to your role, and you will be responsible for:
Determining the track design requirements from our client brief making sound decisions to produce the optimum design solution.

You will be responsible for the technical Permanent Way design input on Rail projects and will lead (mentored if necessary) the Design Management of the track discipline on Projects, coordination and managing all the necessary interfaces and input that are required to deliver a railway design. You will be responsible for liaison with relevant external parties to ensure understanding of the client's needs and project requirements. Also responsible for liaising regularly with staff managers and other technical leads and team leaders. You will regularly report to your team leader, and where necessary your project manager, and ultimately the Group leader.

Duties will include:

Leading the Permanent Way Design team with a culture of delivering right first-time production, checking the required track design drawings, documentation and calculations on large or medium sized projects. Further to the leadership function, one would need to liaise with other discipline designers and Engineering leads to ensure multi-discipline designs are fully integrated. The ideal candidate will manage the identification and elimination or mitigation of risks during the design process within your own discipline, and the production of deliverables that support the Safe by Design process, producing focussed CDM designer's risk assessments; contributing to the Common Safety Method (CSM) process; Sharing knowledge, best practice and innovation across our business, providing guidance, training and feedback with other related disciplines and skills, locally and across the UK.

Regarding management of team resources and identifying opportunities and issues this will need to done a timely manner, such that programme timescales are met or exceeded. Furthermore, there is a distinct need for collaboration and mentoring and supporting for our junior engineers and technicians assisting in their technical development and their progress towards a professional qualification.

Our current portfolio of multidisciplinary projects across various GRIP Stages includes Transpennine Route Upgrade West of Leeds, Headbolt Lane New Station, Princes Risborough to Aylesbury, Midland Main Line Electrification, and Portobello Junction LDO.

Essential Skills and Knowledge
  • Experience in managing and leading teams, mentoring and developing others
  • Experience in the production and checking of Permanent Way Feasibility, Scheme and Detailed Design reports, layouts and calculations within multidisciplinary rail projects to include, but not limited to, Station throat design; S&C renewal; Plain line renewal; Infrastructure gauging and production of Gauging Reports
  • Experience in the use of industry standard software in the production of design packages to include, but not limited to, Bentley Rail Track; Clear Route 2; Track-Ex; SD calculator
  • Experience in the production and checking of drawings using Bentley Microstation whilst working within Common Data Environments, as well as working within relevant legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and guidelines (CDM and CSM)
  • Knowledge of Network Rail Company Standards, RSSB Railway Industry Standards and Technical Specifications for Interoperability

Technical Skills and Qualifications
  • An appropriate Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • Achieved or soon to achieve professional qualification

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm's financial performance.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone's circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application, this will be subject to delays owing to the festive period

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