Senior Asset Engineer (Buildings Management)

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Location: Glasgow, GB
Salary: circa £38,000, dependent on experience
Job Type: Permanent
Date Posted: 22 February 2012
Recruiter: Network Rail Ltd
The salary for this role is circa £38,000, dependent on experience

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From the ongoing rejuvenation of Edinburgh Waverley station and the new Airdrie to Bathgate railway and now the new Borders railway - we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. As one of the country's largest land and property owners we maintain, manage and improve every aspect of the infrastructure. This includes 18 large key stations and 2,500 franchised ones, 6650 level crossings, 100 train care depots, 800 signal boxes, 43,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and around 20,000 miles of track. With a central office in London there are 10 routes throughout the UK managing the Network.

Department & how it relates to the role:

Asset Management B&C manages Network Rails buildings and civil engineering structures within the 10 Geographical Routes throughout the UK railway network and are responsible for managing maintenance, renewal and enhancement works on buildings, structures and earthworks within each of the routes. The role within the Scotland route reports to the Route Asset Manager (Buildings) and working with the buildings team will be responsible for the delivery and management of the Business Plans for stations, depots and lineside buildings within the Scotland route.

The role involves the management and production of Business Plans for the Operational Property Estate within the Scotland Route. In addition the ability to produce technical remits and specifications for renewals and enhancements, measure and quantify volume renewals and repairs and produce periodic reports on compliance and delivery of the Business Plan.

The post has the following key accountabilities:-

Lead the development and management of prioritised route building maintenance and renewal requirements, workbank and plans in accordance with the asset policy, technical strategy and budget. Manage and lead in the periodic reviews of business plans and report on compliance with policy and business targets.
Assist and oversee the management and production of maintenance and renewal remits and their inclusion in the workbank. Oversee the development and implementation of schemes to verify requirements are sufficient, correctly interpreted and delivered.
Lead and manage the maintenance and renewal Investment Authority Process working with the route and delivery agent to achieve outputs to agreed targets and timescales to meet control period targets and efficiencies. Manage and undertake periodic changes and updates to national and route workbank and plans in accordance with policy.
Review other Network Rail discipline and TOC renewal proposals to identify potential synergies, conflicts and efficiency opportunities for design and implementation of schemes and projects.
Manage project handover and hand back supporting the development and implementation of projects to verify the renewal requirements are sufficient, correctly interpreted and delivered and any changes agreed.
Collate any operational property issues of national significance and liaise with the national team to develop and spread consistent best practice. Support the development and review of national standards relating to renewals.

Provide engineering support and participate in investigations of incidents relating to renewals where required.
Manage and update the live Buildings Renewals Business Plan, Integrated Station Plan(s) and Route Asset Management Plans (RAMPS) to meet agreed target dates and periodic business reviews. Populate forward plans to meet business plan targets.
Monitor the financial and physical progress of operational property schemes, identify changes from the baseline and report on progress.
Job skills, experience and qualifications:-


Incorporated Engineer
HNC or degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
Membership of relevant professional institution
Broad and extensive relevant experience of Business Planning Process, Financial Management, Programme Management and Corporate Governance.
Comprehensive knowledge of policies and standards relating to Operational Property


Chartered Engineer, Building or Quantity Surveyor or equivalent
Broad understanding of Safety Management Systems, Risk Assessment Techniques and Operational Property Regulatory Requirements.

At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.

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