Principal Engineer - Rail Plant

  • Job Reference: TD00061646
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Fusion People
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  • Location: York
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £500 to £650 Per Day
  • Bonus/Benefits: Role is inside of IR35
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Plant & Equipment Operators
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 months

Job Description

An experienced Engineer with good knowledge of Road Rail Plant and Rail Fixed Plant is required to undertake the following

1.            To provide professional leadership and asset engineering expertise to Rail Plant Support Engineers and Area Plant Managers.

2.            Develop and lead assurance processes (L2) to review the organisational compliance to legislation, industry standards, and the requirement so of the Plant Operators Scheme licence.

3.            Review site surveillance assurance activities and make recommendations for improvements.

4.            Support the development of asset management plans for Network Rail owned rail plant.

5.            Identify competency requirements for key roles who hold responsibility for safe operation of rail plant.

6.            Undertake the briefing of technical standards relating to the operation of rail plant.   

7.            Identify resource requirements for plant engineering support activities across the route and provide remits for route-based Rail Support Engineers


The successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following

1.            Educated to Degree level or equivalent

2.            Previous experience with the engineering management of rail plant

3.            Good understanding of legislation and industry standards that apply to rail plant and rail plant operations.

4.            Good understanding of fixed depot plant

5.            Some understanding of fixed lineside plant


Mobile Plant Includes:

Road rail vehicles such as OLE access machines (MEWPS) and excavators; Rail Mounted Maintenance Machines (RMMM) such as track inspection trolleys. 

Fixed Plant Includes:

wheel lathes; lifting equipment; cranes; rail handing plant; pumping installations; moving bridges