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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 Technician

  • Job added:   24 February 2019
  • Salary:   £38000 - £47000/annum Excellent benefits
  • Location:   Leeds
  • County:   West Yorkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209559064
  • Company:   CV-Library
Senior Rail Technician

Location: Leeds

About the Company

The business is in a stronger position than ever in terms of growth and as a result are looking for an experienced Senior Rail Technician on a permanent basis, conversant with AutoCAD and experience in the design of Railway Structures, Earthworks and Drainage infrastructure.

This Consultant has enjoyed phenomenal success over the past few years; as a result, they have just secured new projects and a solid pipeline of work for the next few years. There is a stable support network and a great opportunity for growth within the company.

The Role:

For this role, we are looking for experience in producing drawn details of your own design work in the form of AutoCAD drawings for regulatory approval and construction in connection with Highways and Drainage design.

About the team

The Rail team provides a comprehensive design and advisory service focused on the infrastructure requirements of renewal and enhancement projects. The business works across the heavy rail and light rail industry and clients range from local authorities, national developers and contractors to public sector bodies.

About you

Individuals must be capable of leading a team in use of AutoCAD, 3D Civils, be conversant with BIM requirements and processes and understand Network rail CAD standards.

An understanding and experience of using Bentley Microstation and associated design tools in addition to AutoDesk tools would be advantageous. Experience of wider railway design draughting would also be advantageous covering Signalling, Permanent Way and Electrification systems as would experience of using ProjectWise and Eb.

This is an award-winning business which is highly recommended and ranked within Sunday times as one of the best companies to work for.

Please note, this is a permanent role with exceptional career development prospects

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