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Principal PWay Engineer CRE (Interim)

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, GB

Type of Contract:  Fixed Term Contract
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.

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We have an immediate opportunity for an Interim Principal Engineer – Permanent Way to join our engineering team in York for 6 months initially.


The Interim Principal Engineer – Permanent Way will lead the production of permanent way engineering designs, studies and reports for railway infrastructure projects to achieve the required scope and quality. Act as Track CRE as directed on specific projects. Lead projects, to ensure project budgets and programmes are achieved. Provide technical guidance to other members of the Track Team and take and active role in ensuring safe design practices are adhered to.


Main Duties


  • Lead the design of permanent way solutions for engineering projects in accordance with client requirements
  • Act as checker and Track CRE on specific projects as directed by the Team Leader
  • Lead projects and provide task guidance and monitoring of performance
  • Provide project progress reports and updates to the Track Team Leader and Project Management Team.
  • Achieve the scope agreed with the Design Manager/Project Co-ordinator regarding the effective delivery of projects to current engineering and safety standards.
  • Achieve personal and project targets including utilisation, delivering projects to budget and programme.
  • Assist in the development of staff to ensure the skills are available within the Track Team to meet business objectives.
  • Good relationships are maintained with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company



Essential Experience:


  • Professional qualifications: Incorporated or Chartered engineer, membership of a professional body
  • Proficient at permanent way engineering alignment design and track components specification.
  • Detailed knowledge of multi-disciplinary issues associated with permanent way design.
  • Detailed knowledge of construction principles and standards including RSSB Group Standards, Network Rail GRIP Process and Company Standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of track engineering contract conditions and safety standards including CDM and CSM-RA.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Track-Ex and standard deviation production.


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

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