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Design/Senior Design Engineer

  • Location: York
  • Salary: £35k - 55k per year + car, pension per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 16 days ago

Our client, a Tier 1 construction company operating within the Rail sector is currently in the process of increasing the size of its internal design team, as such, they have several opportunities for experienced civil/structural design engineers to join their teams based in York and Barnsley.

The 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 Senior Design Engineer in a rail project environment.

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.