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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Assistant Design Manager/ Rail Systems

  • Job added:   3 December 2020
  • Location:   Milton Keynes
  • County:   Buckinghamshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212823184
  • Company:   CV-Library
About The Role
Our Design and Engineering (D&E) team are looking for a Maintenance Accesses, Security and Fencing Coordinator to assist the Rail Systems Interface, RAMS and Interoperability Manager on key accountabilities.
You will be coordinating the Accesses Design to the High-Speed Railway Platform for the Client’s Operation, Maintenance and Rail Systems needs, whilst making sure the requirements have been fulfilled by the Designers. You will also be responsible for organising the Security of the High-Speed Railway between the Client and the Security Specialist in the Design Team, to ensure risk assessments are carried out. Coordinating the Fencing design between the Client and the Designers is also a key part of this role, as well as ancillary items if asked by your manager.
You will be expected to maintain close liaison and collaboration with the teams, attending Client, EKFB and Designers meetings and also provide strong support to the D&E team by ensuring input, requirements and control change are in place.

About The Candidate
Degree in Civil Engineering or Rail Systems
Experience of working on design and build contract in major civil engineering works – railways would be advantageous.
Knowledge of fencing and security
Good communicator and able to work with a variety of teams and stakeholders
Experience of MS Office and interfaces knowledge software, e.g. Relatics

About The Company
EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Agroman and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.
EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation. EKFB is committed to improving lives, communities and the engineering and construction industry by providing sustained employment opportunities and being a good neighbour, protecting the environment and the places we work.
If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today.
In return, we’re offering a competitive salary & benefits.
EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.
We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; this is why we welcome applications from different backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they are able to be themselves. Please contact us if there is any additional support you might require making an application.
Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.
Pre-employment checks:
It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.
NB. BPSS security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

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