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Design Assurance Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any


The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.


We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team in our Birmingham office, initially working as part of our Main Works Civils High Speed 2 project team, by recruiting an experienced Assurance Engineer.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Assurance Engineer to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.


Main Duties


Working in collaboration with our designers and contract partners, the Assurance Engineer will be involved in a variety of tasks such as:


  • Adopt a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities on relevant projects, compliant with all relevant legislation.
  • Liaise with construction teams to ensure designs are buildable and represent value for money
  • Liaise with wider design team to ensure consistency and quality of deliverables across all areas of the project.
  • Prepare and check engineering designs, calculations, and manage design production
  • When required, to undertake the roles Task Manager, Designer, Checker or Approver for all various types of civil design.
  • Conceptual outline and detailed design of engineering solutions, presentation of engineering options.
  • Delivery of work to programme, budget and specification.
  • Training and development, mentoring of junior staff. 
  • Contributing to long term technical development of the office by application of new techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Assist and support the Engineering Manager where required
  • Integrate with international technical networks in the delivery of designs.




  • Degree qualified within a relevant discipline (i.e. Civil or Structural Engineering)
  • Experience in progressive design assurance ideally new build infrastructure projects;
  • Experience in progressive design assurance with statuary bodies, temporary works;
  • Understanding the use of assumptions and quantifying risk during assurance process;
  • Ability to analyse assurance documents, capture the key parameters, input evidence and present to wider project.
  • Broad Civil Design Engineering experience gained on infrastructure projects
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Professional Institute membership with ICE or IStructE or working towards



In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.


Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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