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  • UK, Kingston Upon Thames
  • to £430 per day (Within IR35)
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time

Our well-established Rail client is currently looking for a Principal Technical Officer to join their track team working on Wessex Route for a 6 month contract INSIDE IR35. The office of the client is in Wimbledon but the candidate will be required to travel to multiple sites.  


Main requirements:  

-Valid PTS  

-Rail experience  


The main duties will be to:  

-Manage design and construction activities for allocated projects  

-Make sure that appropriate engineering standards are used in relation to design and construction on allocated projects  

-Ensure compliance to the engineering requirements of the GRIP or PACE and relevant legislations  

-Manage an engineering team  


Key accountabilities include:  

• Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements, plans and other instructions.  

• Manage and check the quality of work delivered and confirm assets are compliant to standards.  

• Manage the preparation of work and resource specifications, method statements and plans.  

• Design, install, test and commission equipment.  

• Prepare specifications and requisition for materials.  

• Manage processes and systems for the calibration and certification of tools and equipment.  

• Manage information to update systems, databases and records.  


Key Experience the client is looking for are:  

• Experience for track survey, wheel timber, S&C renewal and plain line renewal.  

• Experience for tamping (both design and maintenance tamping) and stressing.  

• Knowledge and experience of track renewal or maintenance  

• Knowledge of track design requirements, processes and techniques.  

• Able and willing to work and drive vehicles as required by business need, including night shifts and weekend shifts.  


Ideally the candidate will also hold or be working towards and NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in an engineering/leadership subject.

  • Quote ref: 3852/59929

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