Design Engineer (DesignEngRailCivFlex)



£28,000 - £35,000/annum

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- North West England -- Greater Manchester -- Manchester

Job Type

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Closing date
30 Apr 2021 23:59

Service line
Rail Track

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Civil Design Engineer to join our rail group. The role will be working with our nationwide rail team.  The location of office is flexible. 

The team delivers a wide variety of engineering services to a varied client base, both national and international.  The rail group provide a number of engineering services at various stages of our clients’ projects from inception through to commissioning.

Working on challenging and multiple projects simultaneously, you will have experience in undertaking preliminary and detailed design of civil engineering infrastructure for a rail contractor or Network Rail.  This may include lineside civils, ancillary civils, foundations, retaining walls, drainage and above or below ground structures.

About the team

The Rail team provides a comprehensive design and advisory service focused on meeting the engineering challenges involved in servicing the infrastructure requirements of renewal, enhancement and turnkey projects.  We work across all types of railway systems and our clients range from local developers through to international contractors working for public sector bodies.  We aim to create a working environment that provides challenge, enjoyment and a real sense of satisfaction with a view to encouraging personal and professional development in all our staff.

About you

You will have a keen interest in developing your understanding and ability in civil engineering design and a willingness to research and take on new challenges.  You will be able to work independently and use your engineering judgement to tackle day to day problems, whilst keeping project managers informed of your progress. 

You will understand the multi-disciplinary nature of projects from initial stage, through to completion and a willingness to understand more about other discipline roles on projects. 

You will understand the importance of working with different types of client in a complex industry – our clients include developers, local authorities and contractors, all of whom have different expectations and requirements from you and the projects you will work on. 

You will be expected to have the following personal attributes and skills:

  • Technical experience within the field of Civil Engineering design, covering several aspects of preliminary and detailed design of civil engineering infrastructure.
  • An aptitude using our industry standard design software packages including AutoCAD and Microstation.
  • The use of the Microsoft Office Suite of software, including Excel.
  • Experience liaising with both internal and external bodies, including but not limited to planning authorities and statutory undertakers.
  • Experience liaising with other consultants such as engineers, planners, project managers and directly with Clients.
  • The ability to undertake site surveys on track where required.
  • A desire to obtain professional engineering qualifications.
  • Commercial awareness within your field of experience.
  • Willingness to develop an outward facing capacity as a design team representative in dealings with clients on technical matters.
  • A willingness to delegate design responsibility to others and act in a mentoring role to less experienced staff.
  • Good communicator, both written and oral, with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different circumstances
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels both internally and externally.
  • A ‘self-starter’ with drive, positivity and enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed.

Why choose BWB?

It’s quite simple really. We invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities, that’s why!

It’s not just us who say that either. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • Listed in The Times top 100 Best Companies to work for
  • ACE Training Initiative of the Year 2016 (which we won for the BWB Academy)
  • ACE Best UK Business Performance for a Medium-sized Firm 2016
  • ACE Technology Champion Award 2017
  • Best Retention Strategy – December 2016 – CITA

These accolades show that we’re a dynamic, successful and growing business that helps all our employees achieve their full potential.

Take a look at www.bwbconsulting.comwhere you can see a selection of the type of projects we work on, and there are some videos too which give an insight to what it’s like to work with us.

What we can offer you

  • An excellent career with a competitive salary
  • Exciting and varied project experience
  • Flexible working arrangements suitable for a post Covid world
  • 25 days holiday plus additional holiday purchasing scheme
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity
  • Rewards scheme offering discounts on shopping, cinema tickets, theme parks & gyms
  • Long service rewards including increased holiday entitlement & pension contributions

Contact information


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