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UK rail services have increased over the past decade and taken on over 15,000 employees working across all aspects of rail engineering, there is currently a shortage of suitable candidates in rail infrastructure engineering. If you are good at solving problems and managing projects, and would like to play a key role in meeting peoples transport needs, our clients would be interested in meeting you.

Railway engineering encompasses every element of high level planning to detailed design, it requires expertise in signalling and permanent way track design and innovation in rail engineering is required to reduce efficient ecosystems. Its single purpose is to provide transport for passengers and freight that is safe, effective and affordable. The main components of design are tracks, bridges, earthworks, drainage and environment.


The business challenges are maintenance, renewal and improving the rail design, for high performing trains that are heavier and use more power, which results in different stresses being placed on the railway lines and therefore the way trains and track interact effects both engineering systems. Our rail division specialises in permanent and contract recruitment of design engineers on rail infrastructure and structures and underground railway projects.


Job Duties in Railway Engineering
As a railway way engineer you will be expected to have a B-Eng/M-Eng in civil engineering or civil & structural engineering with an MSc in a structural related subject (reinforced concrete detailing or similar).

As part of your day to day duties you will undertake site visits and surveys, produce and check design drawings and documentation, produce design specifications and put together reports. You will have experience in the design of rail structures and bridges. You will also be expected to design structural steel and reinforced concrete detailing, assist with conceptual design analysis assessments and strengthen all types rail structures to current codes and standards.

Other parts of the role include working on large projects across the UK and overseas, planning and management of projects, supervision of graduates and CAD technicians, being the key point of contact for clients, putting together reports, attending meetings on a regular basis and working with the team to ensure that technical queries are resolved.

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