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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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Infrastructure Rail (Permanent Way & Overhead Line) Engineer

  • Job added:   6 October 2020
  • Salary:   £29795/annum
  • Location:   WS10, Wednesbury, Sandwell
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212531177
  • Company:   CV-Library
Infrastructure Rail (Permanent Way & Overhead Line) Engineer
Location: Wednesbury, West Midlands
Salary: From £29,795.00
Full Time, Permanent

Our client is the region’s popular and growing tram network. It’s an inspiring time for them as the Combined Authority delivers a £1.3 billion investment plan set to significantly expand the tram network, bringing even greater connectivity to people, places and business.

The Role

They are currently recruiting for an Infrastructure Rail (Permanent Way & Overhead Line) Engineer to join their team based in Wednesbury. Within this role you’ll carry out work to the company’s rail services infrastructure, ensuring you work in a safe and efficient manner and compliant with relevant standards.

This will include:

* You’ll ensure inspections and maintenance tasks are completed in line with planned maintenance schedules and in a timely manner.

* Will report any work activities and faults to the Rail Service Team Leader.

* Complete all relevant paperwork and update the Asset Management Information System.

* You support with project work and the designing of installations

* Assist with the commissioning of new systems and the development and continuous improvement of the Asset Management Information System

What you’ll need:

* You’ll hold an industry recognised qualification in permanent way and track maintenance.

* An IOSH and Management qualification would be advantageous

* You’ll have extensive experience of working within the light rail or rail industry

* Strong working knowledge of rail or light rail infrastructure, permanent way and overhead line systems.

What they offer in return?

* Competitive Salary;

* 25 days holiday + bank holidays;

* Free travel on their trams and buses for you and your partner;

* Contributory Pension Scheme;

* Life Insurance

* Discounted Gym Membership.

* 24/7 365 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

* Company Uniform

Are you interested? If so they’d love to hear from you!

Closing Date: 25th October 2020
Interviews will be held on week commencing from 2nd November 2020

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