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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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Lead Energy Engineer - Rail Electrification Standards

  • Job added:   20 August 2020
  • Salary:   £55000 - £62000/annum Benefits package
  • Location:   City of London, London
  • County:   City and County of the City of London
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212339704
  • Company:   CV-Library
If someone mentions AC/DC do you think of 25Kv rather than 'Back In Black'? Do you think you have a strong grip of rail electrification standards?

If so, we have a unique opportunity to join on a permanent basis a rail standards organisation, based in Central London.

Joining their Energy team, you will be responsible for developing, writing, compiling and delivering technical standards related to all aspects of rail electrification, primarily AC and DC electrification.

Acting as a subject matter expert, you will be a key part of ensuring standards are compliant with changes to European and international standards, working within industry groups specialising on electrification and wider research projects.

The successful candidate for this role will be a subject matter expert on electrification, more focused on energy rather than the construction side of electrification projects. A degree in relevant subject and ideally chartered membership of relevant engineering body would be required. Excellent communication and written skills are a must but especially a passion and enthusiasm for railway electrification and making it safer and more effective for all.

We have a fair and comprehensive selection procedure. It is our policy that there should be equal opportunity for and no discrimination against applicants on the grounds of gender, race, religion or belief, nationality, colour, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marriage and civil partnership, union or non-union membership, socio-economic background or being a part-time or fixed term worker

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