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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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Project Engineer - Rail Delivery

  • Job added:   19 December 2020
  • Salary:   £384 - £500/day
  • Location:   City of London, London
  • County:   City and County of the City of London
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212917647
  • Company:   CV-Library
A rail focused Project Engineer with experience of working as a DPE, is required for an initial 6 month contract on delivery of activities for a major rail organisation. Based out of Central London, this role will be focused on the Wessex region rail civils projects.

Will be working on portfolio of schemes including earthworks, footbridges and railway bridges.

Successful candidate will have worked at DPE level on rail schemes, ideally with some design experience, with knowledge of GRIP processes and CDM. Formal technical qualifications in a relevant subject and CSCS would be required.

This role is for a publicly funded organisation and has been determined inside IR35 for Limited Company contractors.

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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