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Track Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, 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.

Understand better who we are by visiting www.systra.com.


We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Track Engineer – Permanent Way to join our high performing engineering team in York. This position within our Track 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.


The Engineer – Permanent Way will produce permanent way engineering designs, studies and reports for railway infrastructure projects to achieve the required scope and quality. Act as Lead Engineer on 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

  • Design of permanent way solutions for engineering projects in accordance with client requirements
  • 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



SYSTRA Ltd and its employees subscribe to the six key Industry Safety Rules.


  • Commitment (Safety is the first consideration in everything we do, if it isn't safe, we don't do it)
  • Leadership (Safety begins at the top - we walk the talk and set a visible example)
  • Openness (Safety is openness - information is shared and investigation conclusions are open to all parties)
  • Reporting (Safety is knowledge - we report every incident and take immediate remedial action)
  • Responsibility (Safety is everyone's responsibility - we learn from mistakes and will not tolerate negligence)
  • Measurement (Safety needs a common measure - we shall use lost time, accidents and other appropriate measures)


Taking immediate action to deal with any threat to safety


Essential Experience


  • Professional qualifications: working towards Incorporated or Chartered engineer status.
  • Proficient at permanent way engineering alignment design and track components specification.
  • Proficient at computer aided design (CAD) including Microstation, Bentley RailTrack/OpenRail and ClearRoute 2.
  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary issues associated with permanent way design.
  • Knowledge of construction principles and standards including RSSB Group Standards, Network Rail GRIP Process and Company Standards.
  • 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.


Desirable Experience

  • Knowledge of Track-Ex, standard deviation production and dozer files production.

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