Senior Rail Civil Engineer

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    Construction, Engineering

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    Competitive salary

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    5 months ago

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Arup is 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 an employee owned organisation which allows our members a unique opportunity to have a real say in our companies’ future and development.

We are currently seeking a Senior Rail Civil Engineer to work with multidisciplinary design teams delivering a portfolio varied rail projects as part of an established and expanding Rail Business.

You will be part of a diverse team responsible for the successful delivery of our design commissions for major clients including Network Rail, Contractors, Suppliers and other agencies such as Train Operators, Councils, Passenger Transport Executives and academic institutions.

We are currently seeking a Senior Rail Civil Engineer to work with multidisciplinary design teams delivering a portfolio varied rail projects as part of an established and expanding Rail Business.

The Role - What we're looking for in you

We are looking for a Senior Rail Civil Engineer with excellent technical knowledge and experience as a Contractor Responsible Engineer (CRE) as an integral part of our North West & Yorkshire Rail team that is highly motivated and with a desire to deliver meaningful work with successful outcomes for our clients through innovative solutions.

Ensuring the successful delivery of safe, technically excellent multidisciplinary rail projects and bids across our UK portfolio, you will be responsible for determining the civils design requirements from our client brief making sound decisions to produce the right design solution. Running the right first time production and checking the required civils design and calculations for multidisciplinary design teams on large or medium sized projects.

You will be contributing to the Common Safety Method (CSM) process and understanding of current Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI). 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

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience of acting as a Rail Civil Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) 

  • Experience in leading civil engineering production of feasibility, scheme and detailed design reports, layouts, schematics and calculations within multidisciplinary rail projects

  • Competent in the production, checking and approval of designs for foundations, structures and supports for signaling infrastructure, equipment buildings, lineside electrification and plant equipment, compounds, fencing, station platforms and cable routes including under track crossings

  • Competent in the checking of drawings using CAD (e.g. Bentley MicroStation) software

  • Knowledge of and working within relevant legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and guidelines (CDM and CSM) 

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Design of Level Crossing Ground Plans

  • Competent in the use of calculation software such as MicroDrainage

  • Experience in undertaking site surveys / site visits and reporting on asset condition

  • Experience of Depot layout and equipment design 

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • An appropriate Civil Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • Chartered, A member of the ICE 

Reward and Benefits

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

Core benefits including private healthcare and a range of other protection schemes are funded by Arup and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be an encouraged member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.