The EM is responsible for:

  • Assuring the rail infrastructure asset requirements are configured by designers in line with the whole life system requirements.
  • Assuring technical compliance through appropriate Verification & Validation and technical approvals.
  • Challenging requirements to ensure that the project delivers functionality that delivers the whole railway solution (operationally and systematically) and meets legislative requirements and industry standards.
  • Actively managing and mitigating client system engineering and technical risks, whilst assuring that technical risk is appropriately managed within delivery partners.
  • Actively managing and accelerating engineering innovation in relation to meeting client challenges.
  • Acting as a role model for the client vision and values, by supporting the clients commitment to customer service, promoting diversity in the workplace, adopting appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues, and encouraging and supporting others to do the same.
  • Your own and others’ health and safety by adopting and working to the clients Health and Safety principles, ensuring you follow safe working procedures at all times.

Specific project and business-related roles and responsibilities for an EM are identified below:

Excellence in engineering delivery:

  • Champion a culture of getting it right first time across the programme.
  • Support the programme to drive efficient design – making use of a database of standard solutions.
  • Support the programme by ensuring a consistent approach to engineering delivery across all designers/ offices.

Engineering Approvals / Acceptance office analysis:

  • Drive continual improvement of deliverables across the programme by using client feedback to track positive and negative trends with designers.
  • Implement improvement measures and share good practice as applicable.
  • Ensure that the client and Programme Management team are kept informed on delivery progress.

About you

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following skills and competence:

Here's What You'll Need:


  • Chartered engineer, or equivalent professional experience and training in the field of engineering or the equivalent in a technical and/or scientific discipline.


  • Broad experience of specifying and delivering rail infrastructure assets on a major programme working as part of a regulated organisation with multiple complex interfaces.
  • Demonstrated past experience in design development of level crossings and/or alternative public right of way over Permanent Way
  • Previously held either CEM or CRE roles for level crossings
  • Applying the engineering lifecycle including requirements, specification, design, build and maintenance and verification and validation in relation to your specialism.
  • Railway systems specification and design, including interface definition and management and control of same on a multi-disciplinary programme.
  • Excellent experience of engaging with peers and stakeholders on your specialism.
  • Extensive experience of change management, rapidly adapting to emerging requirements, changing circumstances and high levels of uncertainty and ambiguity in a fast-changing environment.
  • Working within relevant UK rail industry legislation and standards.
  • Relevant experience in delivering rail projects for UK or Europe rail clients.

Optional but not necessary experience

  • Understanding the requirements for Network Change, including understanding to impact to driver training notices and/potentially driver training simulators
  • Understand the impact to signalling and telecoms infrastructure due to proposed change