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Asset Engineering

Job Description

2/3 days in office, however this can be flexible for the correct candidate and reasonable commuting distance.

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen. We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

As an Asset Engineer, your main responsibilities would

Provide engineering expertise and advice across functions and disciplines on drainage systems such that they are inspected, recorded, maintained and renewed to meet Network Rail's goals and regulated outputs

Key Accountabilities

  1. Provide a strategic view on all cross functional route drainage activity to facilitate the alignment, optimisation and prioritisation of inspection, maintenance, and renewal activity across asset management directorates.
  2. Manage the requirements for examination and undertake evaluation and assessment of drainage assets. Manage compliance of examination and evaluation of drainage assets against requirements of standards, procedures and policies.
  3. Develop route specific drainage management and prioritised investment plans. Manage the inclusion of all investment items into appropriate programmes and track through to completion including approval of programme changes.
  4. Support the Route Asset Manager in providing the business case and sponsoring drainage engineering renewal schemes. Produce remits for investment schemes and review technical development of projects, checking that the renewal requirements are sufficient, correctly interpreted and any changes are agreed.
  5. Undertake effective handover of drainage renewals to Maintenance with appropriate specifications and manuals.
  6. Specify control measures where proposed interventions are deferred.
  7. Maintain comprehensive and accurate records of drainage systems and monitor drainage condition, trends and outputs. Recommend and specify appropriate actions required.
  8. Support and deputise for the Route Asset Manager at the route water management groups. Develop long term plans for drainage and water management, address seasonal issues and contribute to the development of national drainage standards.
  9. Deliver drainage guidance and support to other departments. Review proposed items of work with other teams, so that cross-discipline; cross-functional and external stakeholder issues and opportunities are identified and addressed.
  10. Support and participate in investigations of incidents relating to drainage.
  11. Lead the interface with national organisations, local authorities and other flood authorities, and outside parties at route level on flood plans and drainage management

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Significant experience of infrastructure drainage, with proven abilities in drainage examination, evaluation, maintenance and repair
  • A sound knowledge of drainage policies and standards
  • An understanding of safety management systems and risk assessment techniques
  • Awareness of Construction Design and Management Regulations
  • Working towards membership of a relevant professional institution


  • Degree in a relevant subject
  • Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer
  • Member of a relevant professional institution

If this Asset Engineer role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply and contact one of our PSR team now.

Network Rail are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. They welcome applications from everyone

"In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following: this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."