You will be part of a team in Glasgow responsible for the successful delivery of our design commissions for major clients including Network Rail, Transport Scotland, HS2 Ltd, SPT, Contractors (in a design and build context) and other agencies such as Train Operators, Councils, Passenger Transport Executives and academic institutions.
As a senior engineer and line manager member of the Rail Civil Engineering Team, the role forms a key position providing civil engineering skills and technical knowledge of railway design and operations input into single- and multidisciplinary projects. You will be responsible for and working as part of a large team comprising designers, engineers and technicians, or leading a number of Engineers and more junior technical staff with input to railway projects of various sizes. You will also be responsible for liaising regularly with staff managers and other technical leads, CREs, and team leaders.
You will be responsible for the technical Civil Engineering design input on Rail projects, and will lead (mentored if necessary) the Design Management of the civil disciplines on Projects, coordination and managing all the necessary interfaces and input that are required to deliver a railway design. You will be responsible for liaison with relevant external parties to ensure understanding of the client’s needs and project requirements. Also responsible for liaising regularly with staff managers and other technical leads and team leaders. You will regularly report to your team leader, and where necessary your project manager, and ultimately the Group leader.
Technically, on projects you will also be responsible for the production, checking, and approval of detailed railway designs and calculations within an implementation project, ensuring the adequacy of the products. You will also be responsible for outline and detailed railway design input and calculations (concepts/ design principles) to multidisciplinary design teams on larger or medium sized projects. This work content will include producing or checking: preliminary and detailed railway Civils layouts; technical studies and reports; generation and evaluation of technical design options; design calculations and analysis; specialised report writing and interfacing with other disciplines. The work may also include concept design, feasibility design and operations.
Your role will also include the responsibility for some mentoring and skill development of graduate engineers, designers and technicians under training learning on the job providing guidance, training and feedback, as well as undertaking a team leader role for the Railway Civils Team in the Glasgow Rail team
The post offers scope for personal skill development, especially in relation to increasing railway design expertise, and the development of design management experience. The focus will be on developing your design skills and relevant experience of managing railway design tasks with project experience, and so enhancing the Arup railway design capability as a whole. There is also scope for the role to take on responsibility for financial and people management. This will depend on business need. There are also opportunities for short-term placements in other offices if business needs allow and, in time, overseas.
You will be interacting with and advising other Engineers, Managers, Clients and reporting on work progress, bids and strategic delivery co-ordination across our sub region offices which include London, Manchester, Bristol, Solihull, York, Liverpool, Leeds and other UK offices. The projects undertaken also include railway civil engineering technical and management support to other Arup offices overseas.