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OLE Engineer - design

  • Job reference: 917809
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Salary: GBP35000 - GBP40000 per annum + additional benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Rail
  • Date posted: 28/02/2018

OLE Engineer

Currently recruiting for an OLE Engineer to join our well established OLE Design team; this role will be based in the Swindon.

This is a full-time permanent position offering a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits.


Undertake design, supervision and management of a wide range of overhead line electrification projects. Manage small to medium sized OLE and associated projects


Reports to Senior OLE engineer. The post is located in Swindon



  • Carry out outline design, detailed design and supervision of a wide variety of OLE projects
  • Prepare reports and similar documentation
  • Direct the preparation of drawings for outline and detailed design
  • Undertake site visits and site surveys
  • Manage small to medium single discipline projects as a Lead Engineer
  • Work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Operate within quality standards and procedures


  • Assist in the preparation of bids and tender submissions
  • Display understanding of budgets and programmes and operate within them
  • Maintain, prospect for and develop client relationships
  • Work effectively to maximise efficiency and sold time
  • Implement work programmes


  • Manage own time effectively
  • Report outcome of work promptly and effectively
  • Delegate effectively and demonstrate accountability
  • Manage personal performance within a team


  • Assist in the development of professionally based client relationships
  • Contribute to the development of professional standards
  • Display creativity and problem-solving ability in approach to projects and tasks
  • Develop knowledge and skills through CPD


  • Seek and accept appropriate levels of responsibility
  • Display a positive attitude in performance of tasks
  • Develop a presence in the organisation and the professional, business and social environments
  • Demonstrate a continuing commitment to CPD

Minimum Requirements Experience:

Design experience in OLE including specification, site working and/or construction and maintenance.

Clear understanding of OLE design issues, experienced in allocation design, understanding of the requirements of basic and system design


Technical - good understanding of the engineering issues associated with the discipline

Communication - ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using appropriate resources, especially written and oral

Self-motivation - able to display enthusiasm and remain positive

Ability to operate effectively under pressure

Team work - ability to work effectively on own initiative or as part of a team

Computer literate - good working knowledge of Microsoft Office & CAD

Self-presentation - demonstrate an appropriate professional image

Assertiveness - ability to address issues confidently

Planning and organising - ability to plan and organise activities effectively

Decision making - ability to demonstrate effective and timely decision making

Time management - ability to deliver results within specified guidelines


Technical & Professional

  • Develops body of knowledge and skills relevant to work and role requirements
  • Actively seeks self-development opportunities and contributes to the wider body of knowledge in the business
  • Applies body of knowledge and skills to role
  • Ensures contribution is in line with business direction and professional excellence

Commercial & Business

  • Understands the importance of clients to business
  • Acts to satisfy client and business expectations
  • Understands the business environment in which the company operates
  • Considers the wider financial and wider commercial implications of his/her actions

Operational & Interpersonal

  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Structures and prioritises work effectively
  • Identifies core of a problem, generates and implements practical solutions
  • Develops strong working relations inside and outside the team to achieve common goals
  • Takes personal responsibility for making things happen and achieving results
  • Understands how his/her role contributes to success; actions demonstrate this understanding.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered / Incorporated Engineer (preferred)
  • MEng, BEng or BSc in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent (preferred)
  • HND Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (minimum) or equivalent
  • Member of IET or IMechE desirable

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.