Rail Project Engineer CRE (Rail/Civils)

Location Birmingham
Job-type Permanent
Salary £50000 - 60000 per year Car allowance / Car + Benefits
Contact Lee Burrows
Call 07583 008 777
Reference 12093990LB

Rail Project Engineer CRE (Rail/Civils)

£50,000-£60,000k + Benefits + Car or car allowance


The investment by the UK government into the rail network continues to increase and opportunities with our client come with that investment. If you are a rail construction or civil engineering CRE looking for a new and exciting opportunity in a thriving organisation with a healthy pipeline of projects and work, that is constantly winning national tenders, then this may be for you!

The role:

You will be reporting to the Engineering Manager, playing a pivotal role in ensuring capability and competencies within engineering team for the midland’s region can be increased.

You will be providing technical assurance and support as the CRE on the project cycle, working from early ‘Grip stages’ through to completion.

You will be appointed to deliver the business plan by supporting the project teams within core disciplines of their engineering team. The main challenge will be on focussing on bringing innovation to the design process and support the planning and construction of the different schemes.

Expectations will be to complete the duties of CRE (Contractors Responsible Engineer) in line with NR/L2/INI02009 on specific schemes throughout the life of the project.

You will be working alongside the project team and supporting them as required during the design cycle. You will work closely the CEM and Project Manager and have direct input into the design process which is crucial to the success of this role. You will be expected to challenge and dispute where you see fit to arrive at the correct solution for each design.

You will need to advise on temporary works projects when appointed and assist with the design and management of the project team.

Works Package Planning process is expected to be provided and signed off to high standards and in compliance with efficiency.

You will carry out critical reviews, audits, site inspections to monitor safety and quality. All findings will be logged and reported.

Quality Inspection Test Plans (QITP), permit to dig Permit to load, lesson learnt etc. are fundamental to this role and must be carried out to the highest of standards.

You must be extremely competent and take a “Right first-time” approach. You will be assisting with programming and technical planning ensuring best value is at the forefront of any works completed.

Carry out engineering health checks periodically to test planning, adequacy, and delivery.

You will be expected to provide support and engage with the pre- construction team in the appointment of the design consultancy. Evaluate the client remints and / or CR-T documentation to gather design deliverables and identify multi-disciplinary interfaces. This will assist with the production of design scope documents and assist with assessment of CTR schedules.

The company:

One of the UK’s largest Tier 1 contractors in the Rail Industry is experiencing a period of huge growth after being awarded several key contracts in the Midlands. They also have an excellent pipeline of future projects, and as such they are growing their team. This means there is a superb opportunity to join a national business at an extremely exciting time.

They also invest heavily in the future of the business, whether it is on professional qualifications (for example Chartership), state of the art complex machinery. Their objective is to ensure they have the best people and machinery to ensure contracts and deadlines are met to the highest possible standards.


Basic salary is subject to experience and is accompanied with generous holiday entitlement. They will also upkeep funding for any relevant required tickets and qualification and a path that can lead to chartered status and become extremely lucrative.

There will be opportunity for future and further career development for the correct candidate as the client is committed to ongoing learning and improvement of their staff to assist with maintaining high standards and winning future bids.

You will receive a car or car allowance in the region of £5,000, and a healthy pension contribution from the employer.

A working week will be 40-45 hours a week as standard.

About you:
A CRE who can provide technical buildability support is required to overcome challenges and who is innovative will thrive in this environment. You will need previous rail infrastructure experience as a CRE. A minimum of HND / HNC or Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is required.

You will also require a full and clean UK driving license.

Next Steps

Interviews are scheduled for this month in line for a January or February start (depending on notice period). With this deadline in mind, you need to act fast not to miss this opportunity. This is a great chance to join a growing team, with contracts and projects secured for the long-term future offering job security. Apply using the apply button or send your CV to lee.burrows@ganymedesolutions.co.uk  for your chance to make a great career advance!

Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation