Principal Engineer – Structures / Rail

This position provides an opportunity for the right candidate to obtain a wide variety of interesting experience in providing a service to our clients in Network Rail, Train Operating Companies and Railway Contractors. You will be required to manage a number of small projects on railway infrastructure from GRIP stage 3 to 8, including stations, signal boxes, depots, bridges and other operational properties.

This is a career position within a dynamic and skilled team, progression is assured for the right candidate.

Main Duties:

  • Preparation of railway technical approval submissions (Forms 001, 2 and 3 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. 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 be encouraged to work towards 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 ‘built environment’ discipline and working towards membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, or similar learned society/professional body.

However, applicants with HND/C or significant relevant experience also welcomed.

Technical Skills:

  • Conversant with Network Rail Company Standards and Railway Group Standards.
  • Working knowledge of relevant British Standards and Eurocodes.
  • Ability to use industry standard computer software Tekla Structural Designer, TEDDS, Fasttrack Building Designer, S-Frame.
  • 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 graduate engineers and technicians.
  • Act professionally in the interests of JNP Group.

Please use the following reference number when applying.

Ref No.: BH-PE-R

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