Senior Project Engineer – Electrification – Newport. Contract or Perm

By working as a Senior Project Engineer (SPE), you’ll help to solve complex engineering challenges and put in place design and delivery solutions to create a world class rail infrastructure for the twenty-first century.

Key Accountabilities

– Undertake the duties of Senior Project Engineer for the Great Western Route Modernisation (GWRM) project and attain a minimum competency level 3 in these NR Authority to Work competencies: BS7671 non-signalling power supplies; signalling power supplies; points heating; plant; lighting (non building services); 6.6kV and 11kV distribution.
– The role requires Implementation of Network rail systems and procedures to ensure a cost effective, high quality and safe approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities.
– Ensure the application of engineering controls and procedures to all projects and to ensure that all design and construction contracts include the reference to appropriate Railway Group and Network Rail Company standards applicable to their discipline.
– Ensure the use of relevant techniques and procedures of Quantified and Qualitative Risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to all projects and to ensure that the environmental aspects of all projects are managed in accordance with Network Rail Environmental Policy.
– Monitor all projects for compliance with Railway group and Network Rail Company standards, Network Rail project control procedures, formal specifications.
– Advise project / Programme Management in respect of all construction activities, testing and commissioning and including site supervision and ensure that the design and construction elements meet the requirements of legislation, including CDM Regulations.
– Provide technical leadership to the projects in respect of signalling power and low voltage E&P installations.
– Be prepared to mentor other project engineers under the Authority to Work process.
– Assurance of the competence of contractors design, construction, specialist staff.
– Undertake reviews of design and construction activities. Arrange audits of contractors to ensure that safety and quality of design, construction testing and commissioning and management systems is adequate.
– Support incident investigations when remitted to by the P&E Designated Competent Person.
– Monitor designs and specialist consultants and contractors.
– Identify and share best practice across the various project teams.

Do you have…?


– Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
– Successful relevant experience in signalling power supplies and lineside low voltage installations, with involvement in construction and design across multi-disciplinary projects.
– Understanding of remote condition monitoring for E&P assets
– Experience of reconfigurable signalling power supplies
– Knowledge of engineering management for project, safety management and quality assurance
– CDM, risk assessment, auditing internal and external competency.
– Experience of delivering GRIP Stages 4-8 on major projects


– Experience of HV Distribution
– Appreciation of AC electrification
– BS7671 training for design, installation, inspection and testing of electrical installations
– Membership of a relevant professional body with or working towards chartered status
– An appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works
– Six Sigma Yellow Belt
– Project safety management experience
– An appreciation of the product approval process.

Please contact Matt Roberts on 01275 390 600 /