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Principal Technician – Rail

First Published: May 29, 2024

Main Duties:

  • To prepare engineering drawings for Rail Projects.
  • Brief and supervise Junior Technicians.
  • Check drawings prepared by others.
  • To assist other staff in managing the design team.
  • To liaise and communicate with external professionals.
  • To represent JNP Group at meetings and in writing.
  • To attend site to carry out measured surveys to gather information to enable the production of drawings suitable for Rail submissions.
  • To comply with the requirements of the JNP Quality Assurance system and other policy documents.
  • Maintain currency with industry standards and advancements in Revit software and BIM methodologies.
  • To maintain their own professional development
  • Promote our rail sector services both within and external to JNP Group.
  • Preparation of railway submissions in accordance with NR/L2/CIV/003 and the relevant Network Rail Company Standards.
  • Liaise and communicate with clients and external agencies i.e. Network Rail,
  • Represent JNP Group at meetings and in writing when required and attend site to undertake surveys and inspections.
  • Assist in the production of fee proposals where required
  • Experience in participating in IDC meetings and assisting with responding to and closing out DRN comments is desirable but not essential

Training & Development:

  • You will be encouraged and given opportunities to work towards a Professional Qualification commensurate with your Academic Qualifications, including EngTech registration through the Institution of Civil Engineers or the Institution of Structural Engineers.
  • 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.
  • – Opportunities for career advancement within JNP Group are available, dependent on demonstrated skill and commitment to professional growth.

 Education & Learning Experience:

  • HNC/HND or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Construction, or related fields.
  • 4-7 years in a relevant field, with a high level of proficiency in AutoCAD (minimum 5 years) and advanced proficiency in Revit (3-5 years).

Technical Skills:

  • Conversant with Network Rail Company Standards and Railway Group Standards.
  • Strong knowledge of construction techniques, and software tools such as AutoCAD, and Revit. Knowledge of Navisworks, Manage Recap and Dynamo is advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of typical Rail Infrastructure
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to manage own workload within agreed time scale.
  • Present a professional image to all visitors, external professional, clients, and staff.
  • 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.
  • Have a commercial understanding of fee management.
  • Act professionally in the interests of JNP Group.-
  • Flexibility to adapt to diverse project requirements and willingness to support various JNP locations in the UK.
  • Potential for occasional travel and field work as per project needs.

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 is to be Structures or General Civils.

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.