Senior OLE Design Engineer

Senior OLE Design Engineer

Location York, Glasgow, Birmingham, Coventry & Derby
Job Type Permanent
Salary £50,000 - £60,000

Job Description

Our Team and what we do:

As market leaders across rail, road and logistics, our client is pursuing the goal of networking various transportation systems with one another to move people and goods efficiently - complete mobility!

Your role, and what you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Senior OLE Design Engineer will be responsible to support and deliver consistent, high-quality designs and to safely implement OLE projects. They will be responsible to support the growth of our clients OLE business in the UK. This will include the “in-house delivery” of the complete range of OLE design tasks. The Senior Design Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that the quality of designs is to the required standards and that target dates are achieved. This includes product supply, project works, product development and shall be delivered in accordance with our clients management processes

What will be my responsibilities?

Direct the preparation of technical details, distribution drawings, estimates and working drawings.

Undertake the full range of Overhead Line design tasks, including system design, basic design, layout design and allocation design.

Carry out independent checking of design documents as required.

Plan and execute detailed site surveys.

Undertake option development for projects.

Assist with the production of tenders including providing technical input.

Maintain technical and safety standards in all aspects of design work in order that successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved.

Flexible, innovative approach, willing to learn and engage in the implementation of new technologies.

Contribute to and work within a team of industry-leading engineers in an environment open to challenge and being challenged in pursuit of excellence

Maintain and develop own professional knowledge and competence.

Provide support and input to Project Manager and Project Engineers on allocated projects.

Assist in the planning and progress of works in relation to timeline and budget and ensure that the development, design, construction and testing requirements are met.

Maintain continuous communication with colleagues and customers to ensure coherent design and customer satisfaction.

Experience of On-Site construction including developing site work packs (Work Package Plans, Method Statements, Task Briefs etc).

Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project Safety Plan.

Act as Contractors’ Responsible Engineer on allocated projects as directed.

Production of As-built information to support project handback.

Support problem solving and site engineering when required.

What Skills, Qualifications and Experience do do I need for this role?


BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering

Member of the IET or other recognised Professional body.

Significant and relevant experience in design & implementation for all aspects of Overhead Line Electrification Projects, with emphasis on the preparation and checking of designs.

Experience with OLE software design / modelling tools and CAD / Bentley design systems

Knowledge of UK overhead line systems in use on Network Rail infrastructure.

Knowledge and experience with overhead line installation, specific staff competencies, and current UK initiatives.

Practical experience of the operational requirements of railway construction works.

Good Knowledge of Network Rail, British and International Standards.

Understanding of Network Rail GRIP Stages.

Understanding of the key interfaces between design, construction and commissioning.

Excellent communication skills

Good knowledge of Project Safety requirements including CDM Regulations.

A focus on design integration and Safety by Design principles.


Chartered Engineer Status


What else do you need to know?

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance, pension and other additional benefits. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

Holder of Personal Track Safety card

Commercially Aware.

Develop detailed plans for on-site works including labour and resource requirements, test and commissioning and subcontractor activities.

Previous experience of coordinating and integrating with project stakeholders including the operator and maintainer.

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