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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/Principal Rail MEP Engineer

  • Job added:   5 September 2020
  • Salary:   £300 - £360/day
  • Location:   York, North Yorkshire
  • County:   North Yorkshire
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212392790
  • Company:   CV-Library
Recruiting for a Senior/Principal Rail MEP Engineer with a proven track record in the control and delivery of a wide range of Depot and Station building services projects to be based in York, albeit working remotely for the foreseeable future. Contract duration is initially for 3 months with opportunities for this to be extended.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Associate Technical Director, you will be responsible for developing the technical solutions for assigned projects ensuring successful delivery.

Key experience will be power supply and distribution, ideally in depot and plant style environment. Must come from rail background. Role has more bias towards electrical than mechanical.

Previous experience as NR CRE would be perfect. Will need to supply own laptop


Undertake electrical building services design on UK and international projects with a good understanding of regulatory requirements and relevant standards
Undertake technical tasks in accordance with the company's quality, safety and project management/engineering procedures and controls
Preparation of calculations, technical reports, specifications and drawings
Delivery of allocated technical assignments including LV distribution, cable management system, energy metering, lighting and control, earthing and bonding, sustainable technologies and renewable energy systems, etc
Maintain good relationships with client's key representatives, and contribute to the marketing / networking of the company to potential customers
Contribute to the overall team development and growth through strategic inputs, skill development and mentoring intermediate and graduate engineers
Manage and plan your work and deliverables while working on multiple projects to meet the expected delivery milestonesEssential Experience:

Proven electrical building services engineering design experience in design consultancy environment
Be a competent user of office IT and design software tools i.e. AMTECH, Dialux, etc and working knowledge of AutoCAD / REVIT
Experience in integration of renewable energy sources within the building LV distribution system
Good working knowledge of legislation, British Standards, European standards and international standards
Capable of planning work and deliverables while working on multiple projects simultaneously
Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment
Good report and specification writing skills, experience of making presentations to and attending meetings with clients is essential
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Be willing to be mobile, travel within the UK and abroad for project related work when required

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