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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 Civil Engineer

  • Job added:   8 February 2020
  • Salary:   £35000 - £45000/annum
  • Location:   Birmingham, West Midlands
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211667525
  • Company:   CV-Library
We are currently looking for a Senior Rail Civil Engineer in Birmingham with a strong background in Design to work for a Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy who operate from over 20 offices in the UK and are working on a number of high profile schemes in the UK and Overseas including HS2, Thameslink Expansion and Transpennine Route Upgrade amongst others. You will ideally have experience working on projects through GRIP 1-3 and previous exposure to Station Developments would be ideal.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

Preparation of technical outputs to the highest standards in accordance with the Capita's quality management system
Resolving technical issues
Help to develop the production of drawings, reports and specifications
Scope and supervise surveys
Opportunity to work under mentorship to develop and undertake CRE responsibilities on Rail projects
Becoming familiar and compliant with relevant Health, Safety and Welfare regulations and to promote Capita's SHEW culture within your team
Essential Skills and Knowledge
Experience of working in the UK rail industry with good working knowledge of Network Rail Grip process / standards and approval processes.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to communicate with a variety of audience using different mediums.
Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team comprising planners, designers, engineers and technicians, providing technical guidance to less experienced members of the team.
Able to manage your own time to meet project deadlines and budget targets.
Proven ability to write accurate, clear, high quality reports in English.
Ability to respond to Project Manager and Client requests and meet challenging deadlines.
Experience and Qualifications

Engineering degree in a relevant discipline.
Chartered or working towards chartership for the Institute of Civil Engineers or equivalent
Around 3 years' experience working in the rail sector.
PTS qualification desirable
Experience working in some of the below areas:

Lineside civils works
Platform and canopy design
Gantry and foundation designs
Rock cutting stabilisations works
Designers risk assessments
Bridge design, refurbishment and strengthening schemes
Completing design forms (F(Apply online only))
Cat 3 checking of third-party designs
UTX/URX design
Desirable Skills and Knowledge

Previously worked on projects through Network Rail Grip stages 1-3
Experience in relevant forms of design software
Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges.
Experience of Railway station developments desirable.
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