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Design Engineer - Rail

  • Location: York
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 6 months ago

Having secured a number of long term Frameworks with key clients, my client is further expanding their in-house Civil & Structural Design team. They have a number of positions available at various levels for engineers who are committed to delivering the optimum design solution, building on their experience, and furthering their professional development.

Their in-house design team consists of specialist designers at various levels of competency responsible for design engineering on a variety of civils, rail and engineering projects and frameworks including CP6, asset management contracts, infrastructure projects and tendered rail / civils schemes.

Projects can typically include bridge re-construction/replacement, upgrades and refurbishments, station work (platforms etc.), access for all schemes, structures including bridges, tunnels and footbridges.

The Role:

As Senior Design Engineer you will have the responsibility for the development of technical solutions within the team’s budgetary, programme and quality requirements. Your day to day role will include:

Using initiative and confidence to put forward solutions based on sound engineering principles.

Challenging the brief, enabling innovative development of unambiguous engineering solutions from feasibility through to detailed design.

Design and Checking of engineering solutions.

Production of clear, consistent, referenced calculations, reports and sketches to current CoP and Standards.

Clear communication of design philosophy and requirements with other team members.

Being Design representative at meetings with the AmcoGiffen project team and/or external Clients and Stakeholders.

Appreciation of the team’s financial, quality and programme targets.

Promoting safe working practices in all areas.

Management of staff and projects.


To excel in this role, you will have previous experience as a Civil Design Engineer in a rail project environment, though other backgrounds will be considered.

Degree qualified Civil / Design Engineer - BSc / BEng / CEng

Civil engineering project design experience – i.e. bridges, structures, stations, platforms etc.

Ideally Chartered or at an advanced level of progression towards membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. ICE / IStructE) at either Chartered or Incorporated Level.

Candidates from a rail / civil & structural engineering design background with experience in client, contractor or consultancy organisations will be considered.

The Company:

You will be joining a reputable and firmly established, engineering contractor operating nationally in rail, civils and engineering markets. My client is renowned in the market as a specialist civil, building, mechanical and electrical renewals and maintenance business with ongoing and successful projects and frameworks across the country, you will become part of an expert outfit.

The Remuneration:

Competitive salary negotiable dependant on experience.
Company car or car allowance (if Chartered or Incorporated).
25 days holiday, plus bank holidays.
Westfield Health cash plan
Life insurance.

If your skills and experience matches the description above, please apply now for immediate attention.