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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 – Rail - Multi-disciplinary

  • Job added:   16 July 2020
  • Location:   Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • County:   Greater Manchester
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212201638
  • Company:   CV-Library
Job Title: Senior Design Engineer – Rail - Multi-disciplinary

Contract dates: 10/08/20

Location Manchester

Length of Contract 6 months

Project: Transpennine Route Upgrade


1. Provide support to Design Director.

2. Provide support Engineering Director (and team) as required.

3. Provide peer support and challenge to Design Package Managers and design teams within Projects.

4. Establish and champion sharing of best practice and processes between design teams working within Projects.

5. Forecast and secure appropriate design resources from within parent organisations and design supply chain partners.

6. Provide support to the Bid Team during preparation of Section Proposals (consistency / peer review / challenge).

7. Promote collaborative ethos throughout the design function in line with the Transpire Charter.


* Interface with Design Package Managers, Engineering Managers and team leaders within Projects.

* Interface with Design-Survey Coordination team and Bid team.

* Interface with Design Supply Chain Partners.


* Multi-disciplinary Design and Design Management background

* Connected within parent organisation to enable deployment of appropriate resources/tools to enable efficient design delivery

* Good with dealing with people at all levels

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