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Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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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.

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We currently have an opportunity for an Engineer to act as lead designer on a variety of rail and infrastructure design projects. In this role you will manage budgets, programmes and quality assurance and lead a small team in the delivery of projects. The role can be based from either Birmingham, Bristol or our Reading office, however Systra are adopting a hybrid working arrangement going forward which allows significant flexibility to work from home several days a week.


Main Duties:

  • Prepare outline and detailed design of multi-disciplinary projects as directed.
  • Follow check and approve procedures throughout project delivery.
  • Interface with other discipline and 3rd party Engineers to ensure a multi-disciplinary design is developed
  • Report to Senior Engineer and Project Management team on progress of project
  • Undertake the duties of designer as highlighted in CDM/CSM legislation
  • Apply procedures and systems to ensure the safety of staff and others affected by the operations of SYSTRA throughout design lifecycle
  • Contribute to company-wide goals and business improvement
  • Continue your own Professional Development with support from SYSTRA


Experience Required:

  • Good knowledge and experience of civil engineering design and detailing, railway experience desired but not essential
  • A Civil Engineering degree 2:2 or above (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of civil design and construction principles and standards
  • Knowledge of Network Rail standards desired but not essential
  • Eurocode experience
  • Achieved or working towards Chartership with a professional body i.e. ICE, IStructE
  • Experience as a design engineer under supervision with responsibilities for delivery of project(s) to the required quality
  • Experience in delivering to safety standards and CDM/CSM requirements
  • Awareness of contract conditions and the importance of contracts in project delivery
  • Experience of commercial awareness including programming and delivery to budgets/timescales
  • Proficient in the use of computer analysis programs e.g. TEDDS and Supersuite.
  • Knowledge of producing drawings by using 2D/3D MicroStation
  • Knowledge of BIM Level 2.
  • Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required

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

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