Position: Colas Rail Technical Programme - Assistant Development Engineer (Signalling & Electrification)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Reporting to: Signalling Development & Design Interface Manager
Start date: ASAP
Colas Rail is currently recruiting high calibre graduates to join our Graduate Programme.
Colas Rail is responsible for delivering major projects and maintenance frameworks for Network Rail. The brand is well established, with a great reputation within the rail industry, and the business is growing at an impressive rate. Joining Colas Rail is a real opportunity to establish yourself within one of the UK’s most heavily invested sectors, with a company that is going places.
We have a standing tradition of developing talent and giving our graduates the opportunity to take their career in their own hands.
We are also looking for technical graduates to join our team of engineers as part of the Technical Graduate Programme. As a technical graduate, you will be enrolled in a 2-year graduate programme, but without the rotations, and with a distinct focus on the engineering side of our business. You will be working closely with our experienced engineers and senior management on improving the UK rail system in divisions such as Rail Infrastructure, Rail Services or Rail Urban. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills and to work towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.
To work within a small signalling team to plan and develop signalling works associated with Track Renewals in accordance with Network and Company Standards, processes and procedures and meet the company and client’s quality expectations. To ensure the integration of E&P and Signalling work into the plans and liaise regularly with the development/client services teams to ensure schemes are suitably developed through the early GRIP stages. To be a contact within the team for signalling and E&P (Points Heating and Signalling Power) matters. Working alongside the Development and Design Interface Manager to ensure a thorough handover of schemes from the development stage to the delivery teams for construction and commissioning. Planning and developing a positive environment for the safe, compliant and timely delivery of cost effective schemes.
To support the management of a programme of design support works, including correlation, power assessments, cable surveys and cable route/UTX surveys as required supporting the design team in the timely delivery of approved design.
We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who can work both independently and in a team. For all our Graduate Programmes we are looking for at least a 2:1 from a reputable University, and the ability to stand out, by internships, university successes or extracurricular activities. We are also looking for graduates who have behaviours that tie in with our behavioural framework which is our approach to how we deliver the work at Colas Rail:
Winner of the 2015 UK Rail Industry Awards in the Graduate Scheme category.