Penguin Recruitment

£38000 - £45000 per annum

Senior Engineer – Rail – Manchester

An excellent opportunity for a Senior Engineer to join our Client’s Infrastructure’s Rail & Public Transport team. The role is based in Manchester, working across a varied range of regional and UK investment projects.

You will be part of a small team undertaking a full range of challenging and varied work in the planning, appraisal, design and implementation of rail and public transport schemes, working for a number of clients on projects, in Wales and the rest of the UK.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Act as Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) – Rail Civils Design
  • Lead and undertake the preparation of technical reports and documentation relating to projects.
  • Check and approval of technical work by the design team.
  • Manage delivery teams working in collaboration with other disciplines in the Common Data Environment
  • Help to develop the production of drawings, reports, and specifications.
  • Scope and supervise surveys.
  • Input into and preparation of bids and proposals
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior members of the team.

What we’re looking for:

  • Engineering degree in a relevant subject.
  • Chartered Membership of relevant professional institution (IHT, ICE etc.)
  • Typically, a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the rail sector
  • Experience working in the UK rail industry, with good working knowledge of Network Rail Grip process / standards and approval processes.
  • Experience working in some of the below areas:
    • Station design
    • Lineside civils works.
    • Gantry and foundation designs
    • Rock cutting stabilisations works.
    • Design risk assessments
    • Bridge design, refurbishment and strengthening schemes.
    • Completing design forms (F001-003)
    • Cat 3 checking of third-party designs
    • UTX/URX design

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks and plenty more.

For further information, please contact Andy Hopkins – 07927 44 8053 or

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