Senior Bridge Engineer (Rail)

Randstad CPE
England, London, City of London
£35 - £45 per hour
05 Aug 2020
02 Sep 2020
Sam Davis
Bridge Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

Small design consultancy based in SE1 requires a Senior Bridge Engineer to join them, ideally on a contract basis for 6 months + . Permanent employment could also be considered. Network Rail experience and detail design experience is essential. If you have buildings experience as well this could be useful for other projects in the firm longer term as they also do a variety of other civil/structural projects including substation design for UK Power Networks.

The firm is a small, financially robust practice with major top name clients. They are a very social and friendly group at the office. They have light and airy open plan serviced office space close London Bridge, Waterloo and Blackfriars stations. The offices have excellent shared facilities with meeting rooms, kitchen, break out spaces etc.

Excellent communication skills are essential as you will be attending meetings, site and dealing with clients as well as hands on design. Projects include design of large new footbridges over railways at stations, and a highway over rail bridge. You must be experienced in both steel and concrete. There will also be some survey work involved and occasional night/weekend work, for which overtime will be paid.

The firm is on a framework for remediation works to an area of Network Rail's structural assets and bridge replacement and bridge refurbishment works.

Remediation works including, scoping, options and investigation findings reports, strengthening and repairs through F001 to F003 and GRIP 3 to 5 & support at GRIP 6; Refurbishment works; replacement works including various railway bridges.


  • Take a leading role in the implementation of health & safety and wellbeing best practice into the delivery of all works.
  • Act as a technical lead for the delivery of highway or railway end market projects. Carry out design works.
  • Lead, line manage and develop a delivery focused team of Engineers and Technicians.
  • Act as Supervising Civil Engineer for trainees working towards Chartership where required.
  • Secure and deliver works to new and existing clients.
  • Project management of schemes including: client reporting, programming, resource planning and commercial management.


  • Extensive experience with bridge inspection, assessment and design schemes.
  • Proven project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.
  • Extensive experience in rail projects in the UK.
  • Previous exposure with clients including: national and local authorities and/or Network Rail and ideally Principal Contractors.
  • Proven ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation.
  • You will have a current clean driving license and be willing to travel throughout the UK to visit sites.
  • Strong ability in various software packages ideally including LUSAS and MIDAS, with strong experience in Finite Element Analysis preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of the following: Eurocodes, British, Highways England and Network Rail Standards.
  • Strong experience in delivering bridge design through Highways England and Network Rail standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • Ideally educated to MSc / MEng level or equivalent.
  • Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE.

Sam Davis 07785 649 564

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