REF: PW545554
Posted On : 13 Oct 2017

P-way Design Engineer

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Position: P-way Design Engineer

Location: Guildford

Our client, a leading rail contractor is currently recruiting for the position of Pway Designer Engineer to join their team.


-Demonstrate proficient previous experience of Permanent Way (P-Way) design (both S&C and plain line) with a thorough working knowledge of Network Rail standards. An added benefit would be experience of Light Rail / Metro systems and Maintenance Depots.

-As a minimum, the successful applicant will be BTEC/HNC qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

-Working knowledge in the use of design software and drawing production such as clear route, MXRail, InRail or Bentley Rail Track plus AutoCAD or Microstation.

-Experience as a senior permanent way design engineer undertaking the role of client liaison on project technical and progress matters.

-Checking and supervising the work of a team of P-Way design engineers.

Personal Characteristics:

-Relevant experience in PWay design is essential.

-Will have extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of the design office environment and delivery of design from out-based design teams.

-Knowledge of basic Project Management techniques and procedures, experience in managing teams whether internal or client teams is desirable.

-Will be responsible for supervising work, ensuring that it is carried out to the appropriate technical standard and that it is managed to programme and budget.

-Will play a key part in the management and running of the department.


-Degree or HNC /HND in Civil Engineering with extensive permanent way design experience in the UK heavy rail market sector.

-Post graduate qualification an advantage.

-Recognised leader in specialist discipline with well-established industry networks.

-Proven ability to network and influence at peer levels.

-Able to contribute to commercial issues within the permanent way discipline.

-Preferably a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and / or a Member of the Permanent Way Institute (PWI).

-Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally.


-Technical leadership

-Leadership of design team

-Managing internal and external relationships

-Managing delivery

-Sales and marketing effectiveness

Please contact Cameron on 020 8522 8888 or send a current CV to

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Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this position and will be required to provide the appropriate original evidence. Throughout the business, CarmichaelUK promotes a culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. We place paramount importance on our inclusive recruitment philosophy and will do our very best to support those applicants who may need adjustments in order to take part in the recruitment process. Please do let us know if you require any additional assistance by calling us on 020 8522 8888 and we will be pleased to help where possible. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business. To view similar positions at various locations throughout the UK visit our website.

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