Principal Engineer (Rail)

Principal Engineer (Rail)

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Glasgow, Scotland
Job Type
Full Time Job
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Date Posted
1 year ago
Sophy Martin
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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Principal Engineer Civils / CRE to join Capita Infrastructure’s Rail & Public Transport team based in Glasgow working across a varied range of regional and UK investment projects.

You will be part of a small team undertaking a full range of challenging and varied work in the planning, appraisal, design and implementation of rail and public transport schemes, working for a number of clients on projects, in Wales and the rest of the UK.

To work as part of the Rail team with a broad range of expertise in the field of Transport Planning and Engineering.

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking and managing commissions including engineering feasibility and outline design of rail projects (GRIP 1-4) to support business cases, coordinating input from engineering and environmental disciplines and supporting the option selection and development process, collating multi-disciplinary reports, liaising with stakeholders and Technical approval bodies submitting completed technical reports to clients. You will act as a Contractors Responsible Engineer (Design) for Rail Civil Engineering projects.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Act as Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE)  Rail Civils Design.
  • Leading and undertake the preparation of technical reports and documentation relating to projects.
  • Check and approval of technical work by the design team.
  • Mange delivery teams working in collaboration with other disciplines in the Common Data Environment.
  • Help to develop the production of drawings, reports and specifications.
  • Scope and supervise surveys.
  • Input to and preparation of bids and proposals.
  • Providing technical guidance and mentorship to junior members of the team.
  • To manage and co-ordinate rail technical studies  including work being undertaken by a range of different disciplines in support of business cases and option development reports.

What we’re looking for:

  • Engineering degree in a relevant subject.
  • Chartered Membership of relevant professional institution (IHT, ICE etc).
  • Typically a minimum of 5 years experience in the rail sector.
  • Experience of working in the UK rail industry with good working knowledge of Network Rail Grip process / standards and approval processes.
  • Experience working in some of the below areas:
  • Station design.
  • Lineside civils works.
  • Gantry and foundation designs.
  • Rock cutting stabilizations works.
  • Designers risk assessments.
  • Bridge design, refurbishment and strengthening schemes.
  • Completing design forms (F001-003).
  • Cat 3 checking of third-party designs.
  • UTX/URX design.

About Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

At Capita Real estate and infrastructure we are creating tomorrow’s prosperous and connected places.

Across the UK, our clients rely on our trusted team of experts delivering ingenious and effective solutions for their projects. From engineering and architectural innovation to environmental sustainability and technologically enabled project delivery, we are renowned for our breadth of expertise and collaborative approach. We’re a unique team specializing in infrastructure and buildings; the physical networks which keep the country moving and the places where people and communities can prosper.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita.

You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.


What we hope you’ll do next:

At Capita Real estate and infrastructure, we are creating tomorrow’s prosperous and connected places. Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.


We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

Job ID: 4039

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