Senior Civil Design Engineers in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Our client currently has requirements for 2 x Senior Civil Design Engineers to join their Glasgow rail design team on a long term contract basis.

The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for the technical Civil Engineering design input on Rail projects, and will lead the Design Management of the civil disciplines on Projects, coordination and managing all the necessary interfaces and input that are required to deliver a railway design.

Other responsibilities

  • Responsible for the production, checking, and approval of detailed railway designs and calculations within an implementation project, ensuring the adequacy of the products.
  • Responsible for outline and detailed railway design input and calculations (concepts/ design principles) to multidisciplinary design teams on larger or medium sized projects.
  • Producing or checking: preliminary and detailed railway Civils layouts; technical studies and reports; generation and evaluation of technical design options; design calculations and analysis; specialised report writing and interfacing with other disciplines.
  • Concept design, feasibility design and operations.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience in the UK in the rail industry (5 years+ NR Projects) is essential. Will have a significant understanding of the UK rail network and of the inter-relationship between operational needs and the resulting infrastructure.
  • Excellent underpinning knowledge of railway, civil engineering, geotechnical and structural engineering design principles, standards, components, and fabrication methods is essential. Substantial hands-on experience of the production or checking of feasibility, outline and detailed railway designs and calculations (alignment, bridges, structures, track, civil engineering structures, drainage, formation, operations, etc.) will also be necessary.
  • Experience in the use of design software packages (MicroStation, InRail, TerraModelling, ClearRoute, etc) will be necessary. Experience of other software tools (Project Programming, Word Processor, Spreadsheets, etc.) will also be necessary.
  • Understanding of the key interactions between railway assets and systems and of railway operating practices. Good experience of railway and civil engineering construction methods and installation.
  • Able to work well as part of a team within railway and civil engineering projects and supportive to the other Railway group disciplines; and being flexible to project and Client needs. As such, will be accustomed to multitask to respond to Client requests and able to cope with interruptions as projects demand.

Qualifications:

  • Good Civil Engineering Degree (B.Eng, M.Eng or equivalent) recognised by an appropriate Professional Body, or its equivalent.
  • Any other post graduate achievements (Diploma, PhD, etc) would be an advantage.
  • A member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Chartered/Incorporated Engineer.

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