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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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Section Engineer - Rail (COSS & Safe Work Leader Essential)

  • Job added:   5 November 2019
  • Salary:   £250 - £300/day
  • Location:   OX16 5AB
  • County:   Oxfordshire
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   211123840
  • Company:   CV-Library
My client, a tier one contractor on a major infrastructure project in Buckinghamshire, is seeking a Section Engineer with experience in rail to start as soon as possible. PTS, COSS and Safe Work Leader 1 tickets are essential for this role.

Description of Activities to be undertaken

Ensure timely delivery and sign off for CDM Control Points in advance of works

Review and approve SSOWs, Work Package Plans, Rail Possessions etc

Produces Method Statements and Risk Assessments and undertakes periodic reviews.

Supervise construction activities

Subcontractor management - all aspects

Attend weekly & monthly meetings as required by the Site Agent, reporting and assisting project controls function.

Minimum Qualifications Needed for Role

Degree in Civil Engineering or similar

Proven experience in the rail sector of civil engineering

Controller of Site Safety


Safe Work Leader 1

If this position is for you then please don't hesitate to contact me on (phone number removed) for an informal chat or drop me an email with any questions you might have to (url removed).

Alternatively if this position isn't for you but you think you know someone who might be suitable , then we offer a £500 referral fee (T's and C's apply)

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