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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 Electrical Design Engineer

  • Job added:   30 March 2019
  • Salary:   £40000 - £60000/annum car, bens DOE
  • Location:   Doncaster
  • County:   South Yorkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209768771
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our client is a major engineering contractor delivering civils, OLE, signalling and E&P engineering services for various clients around the country. As a result of a major planned expansion for the second half of 2019, we are looking to recruit two ambitious, driven, career minded electrical design engineers to deliver designs for Network Rail projects around the country.

One engineer will come in at a senior to princpal level and another will work with them as intermediate.

Based in South Yorkshire, the successful candidates will be responsible for delivering detailed designs for a variety of trackside electrical systems. In reward for your service, you will receive fast track direct support to attain Chartered engineer status with a view to setting you up as a CRE as soon as possible.

To apply for this role you must meet the following criteria:

* Demonstrable experience in rail electrical design incorporating systems such as: points heating, depot lighting, 650v signalling power supplies, PSPs, SSPs and station building services

* Rail electrical design experience is categorically essential. Your level of experience will reflect whether you are applying for the senior or intermediate level role.

* Relevant qualification in electrical engineering, ideally to degree level

* Either already chartered or committed to becoming a Chartered Engineer, having already begun the process to become chartered

* Clear enthusiasm, drive and passion for the industry

* Excellent communication skills and client facing demeanour

* Full driving license

* Full eligibility to work in the UK

This is a permanent opportunity based in South Yorkshire offering an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to kick-start their career and press on towards Chartered status. For more information, please submit your CV to the address below or call (phone number removed)

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