Principal Civil Technician (Rail)

This consultancy provides a full range of services through their specialist Chartered & Incorporated Consulting Engineers, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Geo-environmental Engineers, and Transport Engineers.

This position provides an opportunity for the right candidate to work on a wide variety of interesting projects in providing our services to our clients in Network Rail, Train Operating Companies and Railway Contractors.

What’s on offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Hybrid working
  • Volunteering Time Off
  • Wellbeing Initiatives – no emails outside of working hours, fresh fruit
  • Communication and Socials
  • Alongside standard benefits including:
  • 25 Days annual leave plus 8 Bank Holidays, entitlement increases with length of service
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Life Assurance – 4x Annual Salary
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work scheme, tech scheme, electric vehicle scheme.

The role:

  • To prepare engineering drawings for Rail Projects.
  • Brief and supervise Junior Technicians.
  • Check drawings prepared by others.
  • To assist other staff in managing the design team.
  • To liaise and communicate with external professionals.
  • To represent the company at meetings and in writing.
  • To attend site to carry out measured surveys to gather information to enable the production of drawings suitable for Rail submissions.
  • To comply with the requirements of the their Quality Assurance system and other policy documents.
  • Maintain currency with industry standards and advancements in Revit software and BIM methodologies.
  • To maintain their own professional development
  • Promote our rail sector services both within and external to them.
  • Preparation of railway submissions in accordance with NR/L2/CIV/003 and the relevant Network Rail Company Standards.
  • Liaise and communicate with clients and external agencies i.e. Network Rail,
  • Represent the company at meetings and in writing when required and attend site to undertake surveys and inspections.
  • Assist in the production of fee proposals where required
  • Experience in participating in IDC meetings and assisting with responding to and closing out DRN comments is desirable but not essential

What you need to succeed:

  • HNC/HND or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Construction, or related fields.
  • 4-7 years in a relevant field, with a high level of proficiency in AutoCAD (minimum 5 years) and advanced proficiency in Revit (3-5 years).
  • Conversant with Network Rail Company Standards and Railway Group Standards.
  • Strong knowledge of construction techniques, and software tools such as AutoCAD, and Revit. Knowledge of Navisworks, Manage Recap and Dynamo is advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of typical Rail Infrastructure
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to manage own workload within agreed time scale.
  • Present a professional image to all visitors, external professional, clients, and staff.
  • PTS & DCCR certification preferred. Training will be given to the right candidate if required

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Summary information

  • Location: Glasgow
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £48,000 – £55,000
  • Published: July 8, 2024