Senior Project Engineer [Systems] - York or Leeds
Network Rail
3d ago

Brief Description

As Senior Project Engineer Systems working on the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) you will fulfil the role of a dedicated Designated Project Engineer (DPE) on a large, complex multi-

disciplinary scheme as part of a wider major programme of works. Whilst having your own discipline specialism, you will be leading a team of Discipline Project Engineers and be accountable for co-

ordinating all cross-discipline Engineering from a number of supply partners. You will provide Safety and Technical leadership through the use of appropriate engineering standards in relation to design and construction, on all projects within the national programme and confirm they comply with legislation, Railway Group and Network Rail company standards.

You will have experience of managing medium / large scale multi-discipline schemes, be able to provide leadership, embrace a collaborative working arrangement and be comfortable challenging beyond your core discipline.

You will also have experience of managing CDM and CSM within a project environment.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement Network Rail systems and procedures to deliver a cost effective, high quality and safe approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities on relevant projects.
  • Review all relevant legislation and liaise with relevant governmental departments.

  • Monitor the competence of all Project Engineers working on projects within the functional discipline and provide functional guidance, direction and briefing.
  • Apply engineering controls and procedures to all projects and check whether all design and construction contracts include reference to appropriate Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards applicable to their discipline.
  • Apply relevant techniques and procedures of quantified and qualitative risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to all projects and check whether the environmental aspects of all projects are managed in accordance with Network Rail Environmental Policy.
  • Monitor all projects for compliance with Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards and Network Rail project control procedures.
  • Advise project and programme management inrespect of all construction activities, testing and commissioning, and site supervision.
  • Monitor whether the design and construction elements meet the requirements of legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations.

  • Assure whether contractors’ design, construction and specialist personnel are competent.
  • Undertake reviews of design and construction activities.Arrange audits of contractors to monitor whether safety and quality of design, construction testing and commissioning and management systems are adequate.
  • Undertake the duties of nominated design and construction / design construction engineer.
  • Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.
  • Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Significant experience in engineering disciplines, ideally with involvement in construction and design projects across multi discipline areas
  • Technical qualifications to at least HND level or equivalent
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution
  • Experience of major contracting
  • Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects
  • Knowledge of safety management and quality assurance
  • Understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of works
  • Accident investigation experience
  • Desirable

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Chartered status or equivalent in the particular discipline
  • Appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works
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