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Permanent Way Engineer

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater Manchester

Job Type: Full time


Job Description:

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

Our rail team are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, imaginative and committed person to join our growing, world-class rail business as a Permanent Way Engineer who would like to develop their career further in a supportive and multi-disciplined environment.

In return we offer you the opportunity to develop your career and shape exciting projects, such as HS2, Northern Powerhouse, Network Rail's Design Services Framework and supporting schemes in Australia.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident and experienced Permanent Way Engineer to join Mott MacDonald's Track team. You will help us grow and develop the team to ensure that we:

  • Optimise our opportunity to secure and deliver track design works for multiple Projects
  • Have competent Engineers available to successfully represent Mott MacDonald on schemes
  • Provide technical mentoring and guidance to the Apprentices and Graduates for our teams in the UK
Your primary responsibility will be offering track design specific support to the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects throughout their lifecycle.

The role is varied and will involve:
  • Undertaking Design Engineering activities, providing technical support to existing Projects
  • Providing technical support and guidance to bidding teams to secure future works
  • Contributing to the successful performance of the existing track teams around the UK
  • Assisting teams in our European offices to deliver projects in the UK and globally as required
  • Providing technical guidance for graduates and/or apprentices
Whilst the role will be technically focussed, you should be able to demonstrate good understanding of commercial and programme implications for ensuring delivery of Projects on time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.
Candidate Specification:

Academic, professional qualifications and experience:

  • Working towards chartered engineer or equivalent, with an appropriate degree (e.g. BEng in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ideally have membership of a relevant institution (e.g. PWI, IET, IMECHE, IEHF or INCOSE).
  • Demonstrated experience working for an engineering consultancy within the rail sector, ideally within the UK
Essential competencies / skills:
  • Focus on Safety and Safe by Design
  • Highly proficient at Track Alignment Design
  • Proficient with Bentley Rail Track (or OpenRail) and Microstation packages
  • Demonstrate a rounded track design experience covering a wide range of interfaces, e.g. formation design, interface with structures, stressing design, drainage design etc
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of Railway Group Standards and UK Company Specific Standards, e.g Network Rail/LUL including Project assurance requirements
  • Able to scope and manage gauging survey and analysis from ClearRoute (or D / Gauge Rift)
  • Understanding of responsibilities of CDM, CSM-RA and associated risk management systems
Aspirational Competencies/Skills
  • Sentinel Card Holder (PTS AC/DC)
  • Hold or have held, stressing levels 1, 2 & 3
  • Hold or have held other track specific competencies, e.g. Speed Raising
  • Competence in Track-ex, Vampire modelling or other whole life costing assessment tools
  • Have worked on one or more non-UK Project
  • Understand Construction and Maintenance interfaces and requirements

If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.