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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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Engineer - Rail - Signalling

  • Job added:   19 December 2020
  • Salary:   £55000 - £65000/annum
  • Location:   Birmingham, West Midlands
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212925688
  • Company:   CV-Library
Job Role: Licenced Principal Designers & Verifiers Engineer - Signalling

Location: Birmingham, Doncaster or York

Salary: Negotiable (depending on experience)

Summary of the Licenced Principal Designers & Verifiers Engineer:

I am currently recruiting for a Licenced Principal Designers & Verifiers Engineer with a strong signalling and rail background to work for a major Tier 1 rail company based in Birmingham, Doncaster or York on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities for the Licenced Principal Designers & Verifiers Engineer:

The main purpose of this role is to manage and be responsible for the checking and verification of detailed signalling designs and assist with signalling projects.
Provide technical support, mentoring and advice as required in support of the business.
Ensure that all work is delivered in accordance with technical, safety and quality standards.

Requirements for the Licenced Principal Designers & Verifiers Engineer:

Degree educated in an Engineering discipline OR equivalent experience
Previous experience in Railway Signalling Systems (essential)
Knowledge of Railway Signalling practices and principles
Membership of IRSE or other relevant Engineering Institution
1.550 Signalling Principles Designer Licence (essential)
1.160 Signalling Design Verifier Licence (essential)

If you feel as though you are the right person for this Licenced Principal Designers & Verifiers Engineer role, then please apply with an up to date copy of your CV and we will be in touch with you soon.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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