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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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Principle Rail Structures Engineer

  • Job added:   25 September 2020
  • Salary:   £45000 - £55000/annum + pension and other company benefi
  • Location:   London
  • County:   London
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212481727
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our client is a leading UK construction and property consultancy, they are currently seeking to further strengthen their rail and infrastructure team in London. Specifically they are looking to appoint an experienced Engineer to working on a range of challenging rail schemes. This relates to the planning, appraisal, design and implementation of rail schemes across the UK.

The primary responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:

- Undertaking and managing commissions including engineering feasibility and outline design of rail projects (GRIP 1-4)

- Act as a Contractors Responsible Engineer (Design) for Rail Civil Engineering projects.

- Implement projects effectively and commercially to meet the requirements of the brief.

- Providing technical guidance and mentorship to junior members of the team.

Role requirements

- Engineering degree in a relevant subject.

- Chartered Membership of relevant professional institution (IHT, ICE etc)

- Typically a minimum of 5 years experience in the rail sector.

- Experience of working in the UK rail industry with good working knowledge of Network Rail Grip process / standards and approval processes

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