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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 Surveyor - Rail - Perm

  • Job added:   20 March 2021
  • Salary:   £35000 - £40000/annum
  • Location:   Essex
  • County:   Essex
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213393488
  • Company:   CV-Library
Lead Surveyor - Rail Track

Purpose of the Role

To carry out surveys from start to finish supporting the Operations Manager - Survey & Geotechnical whilst leading Surveyors in the execution of all topographical and railway surveys.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

* Support the Project Manager - Surveying as directed in the undertaking of complex site surveys
* Be able to determine the most appropriate manner of survey in the planning and execution of surveys
* Complete and deliver 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
* Lead and coach Engineering Surveyors in all site surveys

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Person Specification

* Be Member of RICS / ICES or working towards 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
* GPS Heights and staggers gauge
* Mephisto Automatic and digital levels
* Laser Scanner
* Track Measuring Device
* Have a good understanding of LiDAR and its suitability

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:

* Terramodel / LSS / Liscad / SCC / N4CE
* Trimble Business Software / Leica GEO OfficeAutoCAD / Microstation
* Bentley Railtrack / MX Rail
* Be able to understand and translate RICS and Network Rail surveying standards into site practice
* Be competent to a level to enable the education of Surveyors in the following survey techniques:
* Traversing
* Topographical and detailed surveying
* Levelling
* Gauging
* Hallade
* GPS / GNSS operation

Hold Sentinel competencies including:
* PTS
* COSS / SWL1Hold additional competencies including -
* First aidCAT/Genny

To apply for this role, plese get in touch with Matt Purkis from Anderselite on the London office number, or Linked In

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