Principal Railway Engineer/ Engineering Manager in England, United Kingdom

at Atkins

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Supervision and preparation of engineering consultancy work for all types of rail engineering projects;
  • Leading delivery GRIP1-5 design packages, for our main clients Network Rail and Contractors on a design and build basis;
  • Ensuring thorough understanding of the relevant standards and regulations within the UK rail sector;
  • Capable of working within a design team, both locally, nationally & internationally and potentially mentoring and supporting more junior colleagues in technical engineering design excellence;
  • Ensure successful delivery of projects by co-ordinating cross-discipline interfaces;
  • Maintaining and developing client relationships;
  • Meeting cost and time targets and having an input to these;
  • Preparation of pre-qualification responses, proposals and tenders;
  • Undertaking Technical Reviewer roles on projects;
  • Undertaking Contractor Engineering Manager (CEM) role on Network Rail Projects.


  • Proven experience of Design and Construction, with an emphasis on design;
  • Demonstrable experience delivering projects within the rail industry;
  • Acted as a CEM on Network projects;
  • Good engineering qualifications including HNC/degree highly desirable;
  • Chartered/Incorporated Status within your core discipline (civil/electrical/mechanical)
  • Sound report writing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with internal design teams and clients alike;
  • PTS Track training would be useful;
  • A proven track record on design for contractors on D&B projects would be highly desirable;

You will also possess the following personal skills/qualities:

  • Ability to cope rapidly with challenging situations and keen to solve them in a proactive manner;
  • A co-operative and helpful attitude to colleagues and clients;
  • Self-motivating, reliable, consistent and mature approach to work ;
  • Able to work independently and in teams;
  • Acceptance of responsibility for work carried out ;
  • Flexible and innovative approach to work .
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