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Principal OLE Engineer

  • Job reference: 919933
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: GBP90 - GBP60000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil Engineering, Rail
  • Date posted: 18/06/2018

Principal OLE Engineer - Swindon

Job Summary

Our Transportation team currently have a vacancy in our Swindon office for an Overhead Line (OLE / OHW / OCS) Principal Engineer with experience of System Design---Basic Design---Allocation Design---Construction Design ideally working on Network Rail's infrastructure. Experience on other high speed, mainline, metro or light rail networks.

The successful candidate will be a Chartered or near Chartered mechanical or civil engineer with solid post graduate experience. You will have proven project management experience of delivering projects to clients' satisfaction at the appropriate standard, ensuring accuracy of drawings and calculations, and ensuring designs are economic and appropriate and that the relevant codes and standards are complied with. You will have strong business development and client relationship skills and the ability to develop and manage the work of others. You will also have the technical ability and knowledge and competence to guide and teach others.

We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals who have a sound technical background, who share our enthusiasm and determination, to support our expanding workload. The team provides design, assessment, inspection, construction support and management services on a wide range of rail projects. The team is involved in projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East with a variety of clients. Our services offered to our clients include feasibility studies, scheme designs and detailed designs. Our clients are from the private and public sector and include HS2, Network Rail, TFL, Nexus, TfGM, SYPTE, Centro and Croydon Tramlink, as well as various Tier 1 contractors. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international Rail infrastructure projects. The team provides design, assessment, inspection, construction support and management services on a wide range of rail projects.

Rail projects currently under production by staff in our Swindon office include:

  • S & C Alliance (Southern)
  • Euston Enabling Works for HS2
  • Montreal LRT
  • Heathrow Southern Access
  • Gospel Oak to Barking

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job/ Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standards.

  • Prepare fee proposal and agree with Director for submission to client, including resources and programme
  • Act as Project Manager (once accredited) as necessary
  • Manage the workload and technical and commercial management of a small team
  • Develop detailed methodologies, delegating preparation of tasks as appropriate
  • Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design
  • Assess staff requirements at each stage of the project Identify data and information required for project and appoint appropriate sub-consultants
  • Manage the preparation of client reports, bringing together the contributions from other specialist areas of the business
  • Deliver projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.
  • Determine the need for and attend project progress meetings
  • Manage the tender process for the appointment of contractors
  • Respond to design queries during construction phase and attend site meetings
  • Communicate project's critical issues in a timely manner to Directors and clients

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of significant Overhead Line electrical technical design
  • Experience of working with large infrastructure and minor projects within Rail
  • Understanding of Health and Safety including CDM
  • Experience of working on a variety of projects as project leader on some with experience of dealing directly with clients
  • Experience of managing small teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer (or working towards) and member of a professional institution

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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.