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Asset Engineer [Maintenance] (Structures)

Network Rail
London Stratford Place
starting at £41,711 and increasing to £46,925 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2023

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Key Vacancy Information:

Job Title: Asset Engineer [Maintenance]

Role Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: London Stratford Place

Closing : 26th April 2023

Salary: salary starting at £41,711 and increasing to £46,925 (plus Employee Healthcare)

Annual Leave: 28 days + bank holidays

Hours: 35 per week



*Employees will be entitled to a 75% discount off leisure travel from December 2022, this includes all Advance, off peak and super off peak tickets*




About Network Rail:


Network Rail has played a key role in keeping the country moving during the coronavirus pandemic – and we will play an equally important part in rebuilding from it.


We get people where they need to be, whether they are commuting to work, visiting friends or family, or going for a night out.


We make millions of lives better every day and have a vital job in driving the economy and prosperity of the nation! Over the coming years we will be building and improving crucial rail links between the country’s biggest cities, making our services faster, more comfortable and more reliable for the people who rely on us.


We’re also changing our organisation to put the passenger at the heart of everything we do, to make our people even prouder to work for us and to be recognised as a true leader in our industry.


In joining Network Rail, you’re not only joining an organisation with a vital role to play for the country, but also a team of more than 40,000 people, and a business dedicated to being one of Britain’s best employers.




The Structures Maintenance Asset Engineer’s role is central to the day-to-day safety of the bridges, tunnels, retaining walls and culverts in the Anglia Route.  In this role you will review the information from examinations and other sources, then decide on actions to be taken with the structures.  By taking ownership of these assets there is the opportunity to gain diverse asset management skills and structures knowledge through the varied construction types and materials that are in day-to-day use.  The post is based at London One Stratford Place.


Please note: to enable site visits, holding a driving license or being eligible and willing to obtain one is highly advantageous for this role.




Key Accountabilities


1.      Schedule examinations, inspections, monitoring and assessment of structures assets and the evaluation of the reports in accordance with functional policy, systems and standards.  Implement mitigation measures where proposed management actions are deferred.


2.      Specify and prioritise actions to address defects, comments and other issues raised in the reports, in accordance with standards and functional policy, for inclusion in work plans.  Oversee the development, implementation and handover of prioritised work items to realise the required outputs.  Produce route specific and asset type management regimes, and progress mitigations if items are deferred.


3.      Undertake engineering analysis and risk assessments of assets or asset components to support the asset management process and scheme development, including business cases and whole life cost analysis.


4.      Monitor and evaluate asset condition and capability trend data, and failure precursors to inform examination, maintenance, strengthening, risk mitigation and renewal plans to efficiently achieve corporate objectives.


5.      Provide support to the specification and development of enhancement schemes and manage the interface with network capability programmes.


6.      Liaise with the central structures team to develop and disseminate consistent best practice and in the review and development of functional policy and standards.


7.      Determine mitigation actions necessary to reduce the impact of adverse weather on the performance of structures assets.


8.      Maintain structures asset data and information within the company systems and processes.


9.      Support the review and development of national standards relating to structures Asset Management.


10.   Support initiatives to develop the buildings & civils strategic direction and input to the CP5 bid process in the route and supporting negotiations with regulatory bodies.


11.   Provide engineering support and participate in investigations of incidents relating to structures.


12.   Review proposals from other disciplines or external organisations that could impact on the route structures assets and/or programmes of work to identify potential synergies or conflicts.


13.   Support the process for the review and approval of abnormal vehicular and rail loads.


14.   Control the technical development of projects, ascertaining that renewal requirements are sufficient, correctly interpreted and any changes are agreed with Route Asset Manager.  Assist with the approval in principle of designs and manage acceptance of detailed design certification.




Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications




  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. Working towards membership of a relevant professional institution. Significant Structures engineering experience, particularly related to day to day management and routine maintenance. Knowledge of policy and standards relating to Structures engineering. A sound knowledge of structures engineering policies and standards An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques





  • Degree in a relevant subject Incorporated or Chartered Engineer An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques Knowledge of investment processes and procedures, including relevant computer systems Knowledge of project management techniques



Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor.


We are a Disability Confident Leader employer! We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.


We positively embrace flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work with their family and home life.


Network Rail Benefits – To find out about what benefits we offer, click here


Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.


Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. You should be able to demonstrate your personal commitment to safety and awareness of our safety vision.


Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500). You will also be entitled to 28 days annual leave


Salary: starting at £41,711 and increasing to £46,925.


*Employees will be entitled to a 75% discount off leisure travel from December 2022, this includes all Advance, off peak and super off peak tickets*


Drugs & Alcohol test: All prospective candidates offered a conditional role will be required to undergo and pass a drugs and alcohol test. Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test. All positive drugs and alcohol test results for prospective candidates will be securely held on Sentinel database and a 5 year suspension from applying for a safety critical role, a role which requires PTS certification or a Key Safety role on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure will be enforced.




Closing date 26th April 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.


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