Railway Executives has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Design Engineer to join our Rail team to work in Canary Wharf or Redhill Surrey.

Role Purpose:

Undertake the design of complex structural renewal and maintenance projects from inception to design completion, including undertaking structures assessments, managing the delivery of site investigations / surveying and planning, and checking the work of others;
Prepare and review technical reports and draft specifications for remedial and improvement works;
Prepare calculations, drawings, technical specifications, and technical reports to support the design, assessment, survey or investigation carried out as determined by the nature of the tasks given;
Manage site investigations, surveys and undertake desk top studies;
Prepare technical reports on the condition / capacity of existing structures;
Undertake detailed design and prepare supporting documentation including drawings, technical work scopes, and risk assessments;
Undertake structure inspection, assessment and preparation of reports;
Identify technical resources required to deliver aspects of a Project, supervise implementation of the work and undertake appropriate checking.

What you’ll be doing

As a Senior Design Engineer your duties will involve:

Sufficient packages delivered to programme and budget;
Packages comply with good design practice, relevant technical, professional and group standards;
Accurate packages with minimum of rework;
Effective and organised team;
Accurate and complete records;
Successful audits;
To mentor staff and review Technical Competency;
Direct technical staff engaged in design and assessment works, carry out checks of calculations and technical reports prepared by others and undertake such work personally;
Manage the delivery of technical projects, or parts thereof, allocated providing monthly update of progress for client report;
Accept full financial, site investigation, survey, design, assessment and programming responsibilities for the implementation of projects allocated;
Oversee the development of all design and construction contracts to ensure compliance with required standards as well as current safety legislation.

Who we’re looking for

Knowledge & Skills:


Must have a recognised degree in Civil or Structural Engineering;
Candidates should be professionally registered with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer and working towards Membership of the I.C.E.;
HNC only acceptable when coupled with a minimum of 5 years of experience in design and / or construction with the emphasis on railway structure design and maintenance;
Appreciation of construction methods and materials;
Must have a good working knowledge of Group Standards / Health and Safety legislation, including CDM regulations, and how it impacts on the industry;
Knowledge of engineering drawing practices;
Should be competent in CAD and familiar with Structure Analysis package (STAADpro or similar).


Experience in railway based civil engineering and structures;
Undertaking PTS, IWA, COSS, confined spaces, aerial platform, OHLE training (as required).



Experienced in the detailed facets of engineering for their particular discipline;
Has delivered solutions to engineering problems in the design and build environment;
Has experience in leading medium sized teams. Experienced at operating to procedures and design office practices.


Experience in the asset management of railway civil engineering structures.

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