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Overhead Line Equipment Design, Senior and Principal Engineers

Hays Building
Manchester, Greater Manchester / Crewe, Cheshire / Birmingham, West Midlands
£35000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + additional benefits
Closing date
14 Dec 2022

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Overhead Line Equipment Design, Senior and Principal Engineers jobs, salary up to £70k

Overhead Line Equipment Design, Senior and Principal Engineers

Our client is one of the world's leading rail engineers. Its rail business is the largest in its field in Europe. Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) is an integral part of the UK railway system providing traction power to electric trains on all major main lines. The OLE design team is one of the longest-established teams in the UK, with roots dating back to British Rail.

We undertake projects from feasibility through to detailed design and construction management. Our engineers are skilled in the design of OLE projects, including the production of Layout Plans, Cross sections, Switching cross sections, Section Diagrams and Bonding plans. Our designs encompass all elements of the OLE System from the structural steelwork through to the wiring fittings themselves and electrical feeding arrangements.

We have vacancies for designers at all levels (Design, Senior and Principal). you will work in one of our busy design teams producing and checking design drawings, technical reports and calculation sheets, and presenting designs to the Client. There may also be a requirement for site survey activities using specialist OLE survey equipment.


  • HND or equivalent in a related engineering subject or working towards.

Essential -

  • Demonstrable understanding of UK OLE systems and previous extensive experience in Designing and Checking Allocation Designs to Form B level.
  • Good understanding of the Rail Industry in the UK and the Contractor Client relationship.
  • In-Depth knowledge of relevant International, National, Railway Group and Network Rail Standards.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Proficient in use of Microstation CAD software.
  • Good organisational skills..

Why work for us?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

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