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Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.
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There is a great opportunity to join us in a role that is vital to our success. We are looking for multiple Assistant Asset Engineers to join our Structures Asset Management team based in Glasgow. As part of Scotlands Railway, the team are responsible for ensuring the safety and functionality of a varied asset stock across the length and breadth of the country. The asset stock includes bridges, viaducts (including iconic structures such as the Forth Bridge, Glenfinnan Viaduct & Tay Bridge), tunnels, coastal defences, retaining walls and culverts. We are recruiting for several positions within the team, with individual roles responsible for the day to day management of the structures, management of major intervention schemes or structural assessment of assets. As an Assistant Asset Engineer you will support the application of the structures asset management processes in accordance with functional policy and standards to deliver a safe and reliable railway for our customers.
Ideally, you will be a proactive, results-orientated individual with a desire to develop themselves and help in delivering a safe and efficient railway. Any previous structures experience would be helpful, as would strong communication and numerical skills alongside a flexible and enthusiastic approach to working within a busy team. In return, you will benefit from a truly rewarding role with excellent opportunities for development and progression.
About the role (External)
- Support the application of the structures asset management processes in accordance with functional policy to achieve financial and output targets.
- Schedule examinations, inspections, monitoring and assessment of structures assets and the evaluation of the reports in accordance with functional policy, systems and standards. Implement mitigation measures where proposed management actions are deferred.
- Specify and prioritise actions to address defects, comments and other issues raised in the reports, in accordance with standards and functional policy, for inclusion in work plans. Oversee the development, implementation and handover of prioritised work items to ensure the required outputs are realised. Produce route specific and asset type management regimes, and progress mitigations if items are deferred.
- Undertake engineering analysis and risk assessments of assets or asset components to support the asset management process and scheme development, including business cases and whole life cost analysis.
- Monitor and evaluate asset condition and capability trend data, and failure precursors to inform examination, maintenance, strengthening, risk mitigation and renewal plans to efficiently achieve corporate objectives.
- Provide support to the specification and development of enhancement schemes and manage the interface with network capability programmes.
- Determine mitigation actions necessary to reduce the impact of adverse weather on the performance of structures assets.
- Maintain structures asset data and information within the company systems and processes.
Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications
- HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in civil or structures engineering
- Significant experience in civil or structures engineering
- Incorporated Engineer
- Knowledge of structures engineering policies and standards
- An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques
How to apply (External)
Starting at £27,500 and rising to £30,000 per annum
Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications. Late applications will not be accepted.
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