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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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Principal Drainage Engineer - Rail - Warrington

  • Job added:   17 January 2021
  • Location:   Warrington, Cheshire
  • County:   Cheshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213025896
  • Company:   CV-Library
We are seeking to locate a career-minded Principal Drainage Engineer who has gained proven work experience in the design of drainage solutions for Rail, Highways and other Infrastructure Projects. The role will combine project management, line management and hands-on drainage design.

The successful applicant would lead the delivery of projects to meet budget, time and quality targets, meeting or exceeding client expectations.

About Arcadis:

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most – and improving quality of life.

It’s a big challenge. And why we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises. People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships and dare to shape the future. People who seize the experiences available to transform their world – and the world around them.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

About The Team:

Our Rail team is involved in some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s most prestigious and challenging projects including HS2 and the Wessex Area CP6 Framework. The Rail teamwork with many large Contractor Clients as well as Network Rail. Current scheme types include:

• HS2 Track and Highway Drainage,
• Network Rail Track Drainage,
• Network Rail Maintenance Depots,
• Network Rail New and Refurbished Stations,
• Network Rail Earthworks Drainage,

The team undertake all aspects of drainage design including surface, foul and trade effluent systems through all stages from project need through to construction stage support. We also guide our clients as required in relation to obtaining the relevant licencing/ permits.

The Rail Drainage team based in Warrington works with Arcadis offices throughout the UK and around the world using the latest technology to provide complete drainage design solutions that include drawings, calculations and reports. We are committed to delivering high standard designs in 3D environments to ensure they are fully coordinated with other disciplines.

Requirements

We are seeking to locate a career minded Principal Drainage Engineer who has gained proven work experience in the design of drainage solutions for Rail, Highways and other Infrastructure Projects. The role will combine project management, line management and hands-on drainage design.

The successful applicant would lead the delivery of projects to meet budget, time and quality targets, meeting or exceeding client expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Team Leader you will be required to manage and deliver projects to meet budget, time and quality targets, meeting or exceeding client expectations. You will be responsible for drainage engineers, technicians and apprentices on projects and assist with the development of the teams’ skills. We use overseas design offices as well as engineers located in offices in the UK to help deliver our projects. As a result, the candidate would be expected to do some travelling to other UK offices and overseas design offices to meet the team and to maintain strong working relationships.

You will need to quickly develop a sound understanding of the wider Arcadis business and champion integration and collaboration. You will also be responsible for promoting and marketing all facets of Arcadis’ services during interfaces with clients and other sectors / disciplines, contribute towards the achievement of the divisional business plan and build networks within the industry.

Please note that Arcadis adhere to the rail industries Drug and Alcohol policies and you may be tested randomly for Drugs and Alcohol at any time during your employment.

Essential Experience:

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Substantial drainage design experience gained with rail and infrastructure projects throughout the UK.

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Strong knowledge of HS2, Network Rail, Sustainable Drainage Systems, Sewers for Adoption and DMRB standards for drainage design

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Expertise in software design methods such as Bentley MicroStation, Bentley OpenRoads, MicroDrainage, AutoCAD and Civils3D including integration with BIM models

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Technically competent in fundamental hydraulic design principles and ability to apply manual calculation methods where software methods are not available

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Understanding of flood modelling of overland flow and its application in rail projects
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Commercial management of designs

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Line management and performance management experience

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Demonstrated experience in a client facing position

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Ability to think in an innovative and entrepreneurial manner

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A strong team-working ethic is essential

Why Arcadis?

At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. And, as a ‘people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community. We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

Qualifications

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Civil Engineering degree

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