Senior Rail Technician - Contractor


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About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Contractor - Senior Technician to be based in our Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham or London office.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Technician on a permanent basis, who we will expect to be conversant with AutoCAD and experience in the design of Railway Structures, Earthworks and Drainage infrastructure to a level appropriate for the role. The right candidate should be capable of producing drawn details of their own design work in the form of AutoCAD drawings for regulatory approval and construction in connection with Highways and Drainage design. An aptitude to effectively delegate responsibility to others and act in a mentoring role to less experienced staff is also sought.

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 and enhancement projects. We work across the heavy rail and light rail and our clients range from local and national developers and contractors to 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

Candidates must be capable of leading a team in use of AutoCAD, 3D Civils, be conversant with BIM requirements and processes and understand Network rail CAD standards.

An understanding and experience of using Bentley Microstation and associated design tools in addition to AutoDesk tools would be advantageous. Experience of wider railway design draughting would also be advantageous covering Signalling, Permanent Way and Electrification systems as would experience of using ProjectWise and Eb.

Whilst academic qualifications appropriate to the roles are important, attributes such as problem solving, communication, personal organisation and team working will help candidates stand out. Above all we seek demonstrable enthusiasm, ambition and a willingness to learn.

Applicants should have attained four or more years practical design experience and should have qualified at HNC/D or equivalent academic level as a minimum.


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
  • Ranked #65 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • Ranked #22 in the Building Magazine's Top 50 Engineers
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy
  • ACE Technology Champions 2017
  • ACE Training Initiative of the Year 2016
  • ACE Best UK Business Performance for a Medium-sized Firm 2016

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 where 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
  • 25 days holiday plus additional holiday purchasing scheme
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 5 paid days for STEM activity
  • Cashback medical cover
  • Rewards scheme offering discounts on shopping, cinema tickets, theme parks & gyms
  • Long service rewards including increased holiday entitlement & pension contributions

Investors in People - Gold Disability confident committed 

BWB Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Disability Confident Committed”) symbol.

We are committed to equal opportunities and will therefore consider employment applications on the basis of merit regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

To learn more about working for us and what we offer take a look at our careers pages

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