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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 Rail Surveyor

  • Job added:   10 July 2020
  • Salary:   £30000 - £35000/annum vehicle, fuel card
  • Location:   Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • County:   Greater Manchester
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212180366
  • Company:   CV-Library
Lead Rail Surveyor

Salary up to £35,000 per annum plus van, fuel card and other benefits


Immediate start available

Our client are a developing rail services company with over 15 years experience in the industry and are now looking to add to their team by attracting a Lead Rail Surveyor to work from their office in York.

The main duties for the role are:

* Carry out surveys as directed by the Survey Operations Manager

* Be able to determine the most appropriate professional manner for the planning and execution of surveys

* Diligently complete land, overhead line, railway and gauging surveys

* Establish calibration and maintenance regimes for all survey equipment

* Establish survey monitoring regimes

* Carry out setting out activity in accordance with design drawings and scheme plans

* Manage a team of one or more Surveyors

* Lead and coach Surveyors in all site surveys

* Produce survey data accurately and rapidly

* Where the Lead Surveyor is a COSS/SWL. Act as ‘Person In Charge’ on behalf of PBH Surveys, liaising with the planning team to ensure compliance with the NR/L2/OHS/019 ‘Safety of people at work on or near the line’

* Responsible for supporting the planning and management of work including site and task based risks and mitigation

The client are looking for the following skills or experience, to ensure that applicants will be successful in the role:

* Be a member of RICS / ICES or working to achieve Chartered Status

* Competent in the selection of the appropriate survey equipment and the operation and instruction of the following

Total Station

Platform gauge

Laser Sweep

GNSS Operations

Heights and staggers gauge


Automatic and digital levels

Track Measuring Device

* Competent in the use of at least two or more of the following survey and complementary software packages with a good understanding in the operation of all others including –


Trimble Business Software / Leica GEO Office

AutoCAD / Microstation

* Be able to understand and translate RICS and Network Rail surveying standards into site practice

* Be competent to a level to enable the training of Surveyors in the following survey techniques – traversing, Topographical and detailed surveying, Levelling

Gauging, GPS / GNSS operation

* Hold Sentinel competencies including – PTS, COSS/SWL, Engineering Supervisor /SWL2

* To act as UAV Pilot as and when required

In return you will be offered a salary up to £35,000 per annum, a company vehicle with fuel card and flexible working conditions as well as 33 days annual leave and a generous pension scheme.


* Flexible working hours

* On-site parking

* Company car

* Free or subsidised travel

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