Principal E&P Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, 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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SYSTRA are hiring! We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Principal E&P engineer to join our team in York. This position within our MEP engineering team will suit a committed and ambitious engineer who can demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills combined with commercial awareness and the ability to play their part in a dynamic high-performance team. This role can be filled on a flexible working basis.

Main Duties:

The principal E&P engineer’s main duties will to be act as E&P/MEP Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) and or Lead Engineer on E&P/MEP projects allocated to them by the team leader and to be responsible for:

  • Ensuring projects are completed to meet all client’s requirements and applicable standards.
  • Ensuring projects are completed to the agreed project programme.
  • Ensuring projects are completed to the agreed budget.
  • Plan the project works and provide forward view resource forecasting to enable the team leader to allocate suitable resource to the projects.
  • Identify changes to the projects client requirements and raise the changes with the Systra Project Management Team


The Principal E&P Engineer will be accountable for the design delivery of allocated E&P/MEP Projects.

  • This role requires considerable professional experience and expertise in order to manage complex or non-standard design solutions..
  • Have a good understanding of CSM/CDM regulations and requirements.
  • Good communication and presentation skills  for external presentations to clients.
  • Management of an E&P/MEP team of engineers on allocated projects
  • Maintaining good relationships with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company.
  • Maintaining good relationships with principal engineers from other internal discipline teams to promote good inter-discipline working relationships and a “One Team” ethos.

Desirable knowledge and skills 

  • Detailed knowledge of Electrical Design within the Railway Environment including Signalling Power, Points Heating, Junction Lighting, Station Building Services.
  • Has carried out the role of Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) on projects and is recognised as a CRE within the industry.
  • Detailed knowledge multi- disciplinary interfaces associated with E&P & MEP designs in a railway environment.
  • Knowledge of working in Network Rail IP Projectwise & BIM Standards.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Working/communicating across teams within the company to ensure delivery of projects
  • Self-motivated team player, able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Detailed knowledge of construction principles and standards.



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