Senior Rail Engineer

Country/Region:  IE
Field:  Engineering

Dublin, IE

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Engineer with specific rail infrastructure industry expertise, to support the exciting growth of our rail engineering presence in Ireland. Key areas of experience could be across Civil, Structural or Track engineering design (for example) but a broad exposure would be beneficial, such as involvement in station or capacity enhancement projects. The role would be based from our office in Dublin but our hybrid working model means you will have significant flexibility to balance working from home with office-based collaboration.

The key focus of the role will be to grow and develop our feasibility and preliminary design capability and market in Ireland, working with colleagues across the UK & Ireland business and reporting to our Business Director for Rail Advisory.

Main Duties:

Prepare of feasibility, preliminary and detailed design for rail schemes using industry leading design software.

Prepare options selection, feasibility, and preliminary design reports.

Support in the preparation of contract documents, tendering process and construction phase of projects

Participate in meetings with clients, contractors, and regulatory agencies as necessary

Collaborate with other designers and project managers to ensure design objectives are met and projects are delivered on time and within budget

Prepare technical documents and reports

Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation

Ensure work produced is technically accurate and delivered in accordance with the appropriate standards;

Keep up to date with advances in infrastructure design and implement new technologies and design practices as appropriate

Experience Required:

Hold a Level 8 degree in engineering. Master’s Degree (level 9) is preferred but not essential.

The successful candidate will be progressing towards a Chartered Engineer (CEng) MIEI or equivalent recognised professional qualification.

Preparation of feasibility, preliminary and detailed design for rail schemes using industry leading design software.

Preparation of options selection, feasibility, and preliminary design reports.

Experience supporting schemes through the Railway Order or Transport and Works Act Order processes

Maintaining adherence to project management guidelines throughout project delivery stages

Providing client support during the construction phase. Experience of site attendance is desirable.

Demonstrable knowledge/usage of Irish Rail/Network Rail design standards and best practice

Demonstratable experience of adhering to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 or similar


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.