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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 Rail Bridge Engineer

  • Job added:   16 February 2021
  • Salary:   £37000 - £50000/annum
  • Location:   Basingstoke
  • County:   Hampshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213188948
  • Company:   CV-Library
We are currently working with an ever-expanding Engineering consultancy who are looking at growing their Rail Bridge and/or Structures team in Basingstoke.  This is an exciting opportunity for a technical Bridge Engineer who is looking to join an expanding consultancy. You will be specifically working on Network Rail projects, most bridges but can include stations and temporary works.  

Ideally with are looking for a candidate with 5+ years’ experience working in a Rail or Highway Bridge environment, so it could be an ideal opportunity for an Engineer looking to progress into a Senior Bridge Engineering position with Chartership being supported with the said consultancy offering full support if preparing for Chartership and can provide an Institution of Civil Engineers training agreement.

This is an excellent opportunity and would suit a Bridge Engineer looking to step up into a Senior Engineering position, or a Senior Bridge Engineer looking for a new challenge. Rail experience isn’t necessarily essential and would consider candidate from a Highways Bridge background.

The job role will include but not be limited to 

Design of civil and structural schemes (bridges)
Review and checks of other schemes prepared by others
Carrying out inspections and surveys of structures and preparing reports
Undertaking feasibility / option studies
Provision of site support to contractors
Preparation of project programmes and cost estimates
Production of quotations for clients and responding to tender enquiries

As mentioned, this position is based Basingstoke, so could is commutable from surrounding areas such as Reading, Guildford amongst others.

If this position is of interest, then don’t hesitate to contact Sebastian at Critical Project Resourcing

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