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Associate Engineer – Rail

First Published: June 22, 2023

Main Duties:

  • Local management of people, projects and clients reporting through your discipline and office.
  • Promote our rail sector services both within and external to JNP Group.
  • Preparation of railway technical approval submissions in accordance with NR/L2/CIV/003 and in accordance with Network Rail Company Standards.
  • Preparation of civil and structural engineering designs using manual calculations and industry standard software.
  • Liaise and communicate with clients and external agencies i.e. Network Rail, Environment Agency, Regional Highway Authorities and Sewerage authorities etc.
  • Represent JNP Group at meetings and in writing when required and attend site to undertake surveys and inspections.
  • Control the programmed performance of projects.
  • Overseeing the preparation of drawings by technicians.
  • Preparation of structural reports on buildings and other structures.

Training & Development:

  • You will ideally have a Professional Qualification commensurate with your Academic Qualifications.
  • You will be expected to attend in-house and external training courses, seminars, institution events, and generally comply with the ‘Continuing Professional Development’ requirements of:
    • JNP Group’s QA System – ‘Training Procedures and Guidance Notes’.
    • The training requirements of the professional body to which you are (or become) affiliated.
  • You will be encouraged to advance within the project team and company hierarchy within JNP Group. Advancement will depend on your ability to demonstrate your capabilities and commitment to a career with JNP.

Education & Learning Experience:

Relevant experience and degree in an appropriate discipline and working towards membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, or similar learned society/professional body.

Experience of managing a design team and successful track record of delivering projects.

Technical Skills:

  • Conversant with Network Rail Company Standards and Railway Group Standards.
  • Working knowledge of relevant British Standards and Eurocodes.
  • Depending on discipline; The ability to use industry standard computer software such as Tekla Structural Designer, TEDDS, Fasttrack Building Designer, Master Series, S-Frame, GeoSlide.
  • PTS & DCCR certification preferred. Training will be given to the right candidate if required.


  • Willingness to work occasional weekend and night shifts for the purpose of surveys and inspections.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage own projects and resources within agreed time scales.
  • Ability to manage the workload of your team including graduate engineers and technicians.
  • Have a commercial understanding of fee management.
  • Act professionally in the interests of JNP Group.

Job Reference No.


This position provides an opportunity for the right candidate to work on a wide variety of interesting projects in providing our services to our clients in Network Rail, Train Operating Companies and Railway Contractors. You will be required to manage; people, projects and clients within the Rail Sector. Your specific discipline can be any of our core disciplines from; Structures, Civils or Geotechnical.

This is a career position within a UK wide dynamic and skilled team, progression is assured for the right candidate to develop our existing people and clients and also grow local teams to deliver for our clients.