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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 Signalling

  • Job added:   29 April 2021
  • Salary:   £450/day
  • Location:   York, North Yorkshire
  • County:   North Yorkshire
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   213647639
  • Company:   CV-Library
A Project Engineer is required for works delivery team of major rail organisation. This is an initial 6 month contract, based remotely with occasional meetings in York.

The Project Engineer will be responsible for supporting construction teams with design and engineering assurance activity for signalling portfolio. You will be working to DPE level for minor signalling renewal and enhancements and RSE (Responsible Signalling Engineer (RSE) for scheduled renewals to maintenance schedule.

Successful candidate will have experience of working to DPE level for signalling projects, with excellent experience of design and engineering assurance activity. Membership of a relevant body would be desirable and IRSE competence would also be preferred. Engineer Manager (Projects) status would be required for this position, as would valid PTS/Sentinel.

This role has been determined inside IR35.

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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