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Track Design Engineer - Permanent Way in Birmingham or Leeds, Birmingham, United Kingdom

About the role:

My Rail Design client has exciting opportunities for Track Design Engineers based in their Leeds or Birmingham office.

The Track Design Engineer will have experience of design permanent way in Network Rail or other heavy or light rail environments and be willing to expand their knowledge on challenging and complex rail projects and actively embracing innovation.

The roles may on occasion require international travel also supporting projects in collaboration with our parent company CAF. Although the role will be technical leadership and project based, ability to price and win work, manage budgets and create a viable business unit are also required.

About the team:

The Rail team provides a comprehensive design and advisory service focused on meeting the engineering challenges involved in servicing the infrastructure requirements of renewal, enhancement and turnkey projects.

They work across all types of railway systems and their clients range from local developers through to international contractors working for public sector bodies.

They aim to create a working environment that provides challenge, enjoyment, and a real sense of satisfaction with a view to encouraging personal and professional development in all their staff.

About you:

An experienced track designer who has good knowledge of alignment design; particularly the use of software tools such as:

Bentley Rail Track, PowerRail, OpenRail etc.

General knowledge of CAD software such as Microstation or AutoCAD.

ClearRoute 2 for gauging assessments

General MS Office

Expertise in the design of switches and crossing is desirable.

Sound knowledge of track interfaces with other systems such signalling, traction power, civils etc. and the ability to communicate and integrate with the relevant designers to find holistic railway system solutions.

Experience in track design of light rail systems nationally or internationally would be advantageous.

Applicants should have attained ideally three or more years practical design experience and should have qualified at HNC/D or equivalent academic level as a minimum.

The successful candidate will ideally be professional accredited (e.g. ICE, IMechE, PWI) or working towards IEng/EngTech.

Whilst academic qualifications appropriate to the roles are important, attributes such as problem solving, communication, personal organisation and team working will help candidates stand out. Above all they seek demonstrable enthusiasm, ambition and a willingness to learn.

Reasons to join:

My client invests in their people and give them fantastic career opportunities. They have been recognised for the following:

Investors in People Platinum standard

A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for

An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join my client and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

To my client, you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

What they can offer you:

A competitive Salary – they benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually

Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement

Life Assurance 4x salary

Non-contributory Pension Scheme – they’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service

Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs

Professional Subscription – my client will make a payment for one professional subscription a year

Social Fund – They will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment

Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care

Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals

Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits

Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme

1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity

2.5 paid days for STEM activity

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