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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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Senior Design Engineer - Network Rail Schemes

  • Job added:   14 February 2020
  • Salary:   £40000 - £50000/annum
  • Location:   York
  • County:   North Yorkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211692840
  • Company:   CV-Library
Senior Design Engineer
York
£40,000 - £50,000

We are looking for an experienced Design Engineer to join a medium-sized consultancy in York. This is a senior role and will be responsible for managing graduate and assistant engineers.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced engineer that is looking to take on more responsibility and mentor others, whilst continuing to be hands-on.

The ideal candidate will have:

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design of Civil Engineering structures.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in assessment and design, ideally of railway bridges and station structures
Experience in rail with associated understanding of bridges, earthworks, drainage and highways interfaces.
Experience of working on multi-disciplinary projects including interactions with E&P, Signalling, Telecoms, P’Way, and OLE.
Confident at designing in steel, concrete, composites, masonry and timber.
Working knowledge of relevant Structural Assessment and Design software packages.
Knowledge of Engineering drawing practices.
Working knowledge of relevant British Standards, Eurocodes, and Regulatory Body Standards.
Awareness of ISO 9001 / 14001 / 44001, PAS 1192 and OHSAS 18001 Standards.
Understanding of SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment & Quality) requirements.
Understands the importance of achieving customer satisfaction by driving and maintaining the highest level of standards and working collaboratively.
Good organisational, communication, reporting and presentation skills.
Committed to professional development of self and others.
Benefits:

Competitive salary negotiable dependant on experience.
Company car or car allowance (if Chartered or Incorporated).
25 days holiday, plus bank holidays.
And all the usual stuff

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