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Project Engineer / Manager ( Chartered Civil Exp. with Rail)

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Feb 5, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer, Manager / Leader
Organization Type
Why Arup?

Are you passionate about building a more sustainable future? At Arup we work to find solutions for some of the world's most complex problems - providing expertise across all areas of the built environment from strategic approach and planning to design and engineering.

We are looking for a Chartered Civil Engineer wanting to move into more Project Engineer/Manager to be an integral part of our UK Rail team. With a motivation to tackle interesting problems, finding innovative and sustainable solutions and deliver meaningful work with successful client outcomes. You will work within a multidisciplinary team (in North; Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Belfast) delivering a portfolio of exciting, varied rail projects as part of an established and expanding Rail Business across the UK and North America.

‘Watch this short clip about a career within Rail and to discover how Arup are shaping a better world and how you could be a part of it!'

The Opportunity

You will be part of a team accountable for successfully delivering our design commissions for our significant clients, including Network Rail, contractors and other agencies such as Train Operators, Councils, Passenger Transport Executives and government agencies.

Current multidisciplinary projects include; Forth Rail Bridge, Station design and master planning, Transpennine Route Upgrade, Depot remodelling, Electrification and associated decarbonisation projects. Signalling renewals and numerous GRIP Stage 1-8 commissions for Network Rail and National Transport Bodies.

Ensuring the successful management and delivery of technically excellent multidisciplinary rail projects and bids across our UK Rail portfolio, you will be accountable for, and typical activities will include: Project Management of engineering and design activities and technical interfaces for the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects. Establishing the engineering solutions from client gatherings, making sound decisions, and proposing the right project approach. Creating and maintaining a broad spectrum of combined relationships, inspiring self-assurance and belief with our teams and Clients. Disclosing and seeking knowledge, best practice and innovation across our business, providing guidance, training and feedback with other related disciplines and skills, locally and across the UK. Owning the commercial success of projects

You will have the freedom to work own initiative, managing your personal development utilising our in house and external training opportunities. As we foster a strong development culture across our business, you will also mentor more junior staff. The position offers scope for personal skill development, especially concerning increasing multidisciplinary engineering design management knowledge.

Reporting to your Rail Team head and supported by our discipline Technical Heads you will work with our rail design teams throughout bid and project stages. You will also develop relationships with our wider engineering community and our client's engineering and project teams..

Is this role right for you?
  • Knowlege in Design and Project Management of multidisciplinary rail projects (in the following areas: masterplans, enhancements, remodelling, renewals, depots, stations, civils, decarbonisation, introduction of new rolling stock).
  • Background in acting as a Project Manager, proficient in skill management, change management and delivery to programme.
  • A broad appreciation of the rail industry and its importance in achieving net zero targets
  • A proven record and a passion to guide, mentor, motivate and develop the skills of team members
  • An interest or exposure of digital automation, coding and data analytics techniques
  • An appropriate academic or equivalent qualification i.e. chartership member of the ICE, or similar

Interested in applying? Please contact Matthew Ngan for further details or email at

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Rewards and Benefits

We care about you and want you to perform at your best, which is why we offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in our sector.

As a member organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme (payments are dependent on the firm's financial performance).

We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you'll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you.

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