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Civil Engineer

Fission Recruitment
Reading, Berkshire
£40000 - £55000/annum
Closing date
Apr 6, 2023

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Your future employer is looking for Civil Design Engineers (varied experiences) to expand their Rail Division. Please see the information below about the role. Any questions get in touch

Office locations: Reading, York, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Doncaster

Work arrangements: Remote Hybrid Working

Salary: up to £55,000

Major Projects: HS2, TRU, Wales & Borders

Brief overview of the role and projects:

To design, detail and produce technical drawings for successful approval of rail civil infrastructure constructions. Key Projects:

* Signalling Civils enabling works including level crossings

* Power enabling works

* OLE Foundations

* Temporary Works

* Bridge Designs and other structures


* Undertaking general measurement surveys of sites as required and proposing likely works to the wider construction team for discussion and agreement.

* Inputting into multidisciplinary tenders, both pricing of design elements and into written technical submissions.

* Conducting outline design and detailing of rail civil infrastructure providing accurate and appropriate imagery. Produce details, specifications and calculations for retaining walls, pad foundations, piled foundations, steelwork elements, RC concrete slabs and masonry walls.

* Working in accordance with agreed programmes

* Liaising with AutoCAD technicians in the production of drawings.

* Submission of quality design documents in accordance with NR/L2/CIV/003, collating the key components as appropriate for inclusion.

* Producing accurate designers risk assessments, and design decision logs using a wide variety of forms.

* Providing weekly reports outlining work plans, forecasts and key achievements.

* Recording and tracking documents via the centralised document control system and monitoring adherence to a quality assurance at all times.

* Maintaining full understanding of commercial aspects of the project and ensuring appropriate cost control measures.


* A degree in civil or structural engineering.

* A structural engineer experienced in the design and detail of substructure and superstructure solutions in a railway environment.

* An ability to work as part of an integral part of the design team and undertake instructions from the Civils Design Manager.

* Articulate with excellent communication skills: able to explain reasoning to a wider audience and adjust approach where needed to take a wider perspective.

* Commitment to continuous improvement and learning.

* Good attention to detail with a professional outlook.

* Working towards a professional membership.


* Chartered membership of the Institute of Civil or Structural Engineers.

* Keen to develop career and role to cost, programme and people management.

* Prior experience of working in a construction environment.

Critical Success Factors:

Is regarded as:

* An enthusiastic and professional engineer.

* A measured and flexible team member able to confidently justify findings and decisions and adjust approach where needed.

* Results focussed whilst able to maintain a wider perspective.

* Self-supporting with good organisational skills

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