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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
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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).
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Design Manager- Rail Civil Engineering

  • Job added:   12 January 2019
  • Salary:   £45000 - £60000/annum + Car & Package
  • Location:   Hertforshire, St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • County:   Hertfordshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209273122
  • Company:   CV-Library
Design Manager- Rail Civil Engineering


£45,000 - £60,000 per annum DOE

Competitive Benefits Package with salary dependent on experience

“Are you a Senior Civil Engineer with a passion for challenging projects! Does the technical stuff excite you into work in the morning? If so how does the opportunity to be mentored into a CEM position sound, with the prospect of becoming a Regional Engineering Manager for a growing Rail Infrastructure in the not too distant future! Appealing? In that case. read on”

The role

As Senior Design Manager, you will assume responsibility for all aspects of the Design Interface (and trust me there are interfaces a plenty!) Managing a team of Assistant Design Managers and Coordinator, the Engineering Manager (and other senior stakeholders) will be counting on you to run a seamless Contractor Design process and assist on the successful delivery of a variety of Network Rail projects ranging from £500,000 - £5million in value.

Attention to detail and leadership is key, as you will be verifying Consultant designs to the satisfaction of the client and various Infrastructure networks, whilst also using your technical talents to look at constructability in partnership with the Project delivery team. Whilst doing all this you will also be mentored by some of the best in the industry, helping you towards Chartership and CEM status!

Although a Civil Engineer by background, as you know with most rail projects there are a multitude of disciplines involved; Signalling, P-Way, Electrification, Steel works and Bridges

This an exciting time for this Infrastructure business with work being won a-plenty in rail, highways and power.

Required Experience

If you are a Design Manager who feels you are ready for a step up, I want to hear from you! Or if you already operate at CEM level and want to work in more of a ‘close knit’ environment, please let me know. Ideally from a Civil Engineering background you will have an appreciation of railway systems and how it all fits together! – Tier 1 contractor background will be required due to the nature of the frameworks.

The Company

Our client are a leading Tier 1 Contractor, with an established Rail Infrastructure business – growing year on year and with an order book in the UK stretching long in to the 2020’s! They strive for excellence when it comes to technical management of projects, making them one of the market leaders in the Rail Infrastructure sector. There in house capabilities of various construction disciplines has seen them awarded rail frameworks across the length and breadth of the country.

For any aspiring Contractor Design Manager, CEM, CRE – this company offer an incredible career opportunity!

Salary & Benefits

The lucky person to get this job will receive a competitive basic salary, accompanied by a Car (or allowance), Healthcare, travel expenses to site paid for and other extracurricular company perks!

How do I apply?

If this is the role for you please send an up to date CV to or alternatively if you want to discuss the role first – not a problem! (phone number removed)

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