Assistant Asset Engineer / Building Surveyor

Job Description

Are you looking to launch your career within Building Surveying/Asset Management with one of the UK's most recognisable household names - Network Rail? 

The Civils and Infrastructure division at Ford and Stanley is proud to be working in partnership with Network Rail
who are seeking an Assistant Asset Engineer / Building Surveyor to join their Asset Management division across their Eastern region. 

As an Assistant Asset Engineer / Building Surveyor, you will be supporting engineers across a diverse operational buildings (asset) portfolio, where you will be working closely with the Assets team on the maintenance, repairs, and renewal services in regard to stations across these routes.


As part of your progression, you will be put on a development plan where you can expect to quickly work your way up to where you can conduct high level examinations including STE5 level examinations (STE5 is a qualification that enables you to conduct examinations on the condition of buildings). Ultimately giving you the opportunity to conduct your own examinations across key routes/structures with the STE5 qualification.

Being one of the most varied roles within Network Rail, you will be able to diversify your experience, exposing you to a range of progression opportunities. These opportunities include progression to Senior Asset Engineer, Route Engineer, or potentially pivot into the Project Engineering, Project Management, Surveying etc.

This role offers you the opportunity to travel to key assets (stations) and get a hands on feel of how these buildings are managed, from an asset management perspective. As mentioned, you will also be working closely with experienced Asset Engineers who will be showing you the ropes, in regard to asset management, and as such you'll be able to obtain invaluable experience that will help you develop your own expertise and career. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the Asset Management division in accordance with functional policy to achieve financial and output targets.
  • Schedule examinations, inspections, monitoring and assessment of key assets (buildings, stations and more). 
  • Analyse reports, and address defects/faults that are raised within the reports.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and handover of prioritised work items to enable required outputs to be realised.  
  • Undertake engineering analysis and risk assessments of key assets
  • Oversee and assess the asset (station and building) condition. 
  • Provide support to the specification and development of enhancement schemes and manage the interface with network capability programmes. 
  • Determine mitigation actions necessary to reduce the impact of adverse weather on the performance of the assets.
  • Monitor the technical development of projects, ensuring that renewal requirements are sufficient, correctly interpreted and any changes are agreed.  Assist with the approval in principle of designs and support acceptance of detailed design certification
  • Assist with the review proposals from other disciplines or external organisations that could impact on the region / route assets and/or programmes of work to identify potential synergies or conflicts.
  • Maintain asset data and information within the company systems and processes.
  • Provide engineering support and participate in investigations of incidents.

Ideal Candidate: 

  • Essential: Degree or qualified in Building (Surveying/Services) or Civil Engineering/Construction
  • Essential: 2-3 years of post-grad experience within a similar environment – building surveying/civil engineering/asset management/consultancy.
  • Essential: Ambitious and driven to progress within Building Services/Surveying.
  • Essential: Full UK license or currently in process of obtaining their license.  
  • Desirable: Experience with Asset Management or Membership of an Asset Management Body.


  • East Midlands - Derby 

What's in it for you? 


  • Up to £27,000 per annum


  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible working hours (once fully trained).
  • Highly competitive company pension (Railway Pension Scheme).
  • Overtime available at an enhanced rate.
  • 30 days annual leave + Bank Holidays.
  • 75% reduction on UK rail travel (for work and leisure) - more below
  • Reduced international rail travel
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Contributory defined benefit pension scheme
  • Give As You Earn scheme
  • Subsidised private medical care
  • Healthcare cash plan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme scheme
  • Access to an E-learning portal offering a wide range of free training courses.
  • 30 weeks full pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (subject to eligibility)
  • Personal Development Days
  • Employees may sell up to a maximum of five days’ leave.  Employees can buy up to a maximum of five days’ leave.

About Ford & Stanley Group: Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays by facilitating great recruitment, leadership, and occupational mental fitness. Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall always adhere to such a policy and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.