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Closing date: 27 May

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We are recruiting for a Track Engineer to join our Infrastructure team.  The post holder will be expected to provide engineering assurance, technical expertise, direction and support to our maintenance and projects teams.

KAD recognises and promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect irrespective of their age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We particularly encourage female applicants to this role as women are currently under-represented in this area of the business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Asset Maintenance and Performance – Contribute to the production and on-going development of asset maintenance strategies in line with ISO55000 and to the implementation of the strategy.
  • Projects – Oversee design of track assets and their construction on site, ensuring all installations are compliant with specifications, standards and best practice.
  • Continual Improvement – Investigate and review best industry practice in railway construction and maintenance (e.g., from British and international standards, Amey, other light rail operations and other industries) and recommend changes to existing practices.
  • Assurance – Provide professional technical support and guidance to the maintenance department and the whole business. Investigate incidents with technical aspects, in operations, maintenance and projects, produce reports and make recommendations. Support the technical audit programme, including supplier audits as required.
  • Quality – Set the standards and specifications for track assets, components, and works undertaken on the railway.
  • Standards, Specifications, Procedures and Instructions – Review engineering technical specifications and make approval recommendations.
  • Professional Standards – Promote, by example, professional attitudes to working relationships within KAD, with DLRL and other stakeholders.

Essential/Desirable Skills/Qualifications

  • A relevant engineering degree. Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer actively working to CEng.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of civil and/or track engineering, including maintenance and relevant projects.
  • Competent to check and confirm that works are carried out to quality standards, agreed designs and method statements.
  • Competent to inspect and assess condition of railway civil and track assets.
  • Competent to produce technical reports, standards, procedures, specifications, method statements, risk assessments and drawings.
  • Good communications skills at all levels and computer literate.
  • Confident, persuasive and professional approach.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and display tact, diplomacy and discretion at all times.
  • Detailed knowledge of railway civil and track engineering standards and their application.
  • Knowledge and application of railway competency management systems and the Railways and Other Guided Systems (ROGS) regulations.

Closing date: Ongoing

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The PWI community covers a wide range of members with valuable experience, some going back a many years. 

We are looking to establish a list of people with an understanding of their expertise and experience, who may be interested in lecturing on one of our training courses.

If you are interested, please send a CV and a general indication of availability to Brian Counter,

Closing date: Ongoing

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Are you ready to support the development of others, and the Institution?

The PWI has opportunities available for those looking to develop their own competence and skills, and support the development of others and the PWI:

  • Mentoring / being a Sponsor for applicants
  • Professional Registration Reviewers
  • Individual Route Assessors
  • Member of our Membership Committee, Academic Panel, or Professional Development Committee

Suitable individuals for all roles are those who:

  • Are a member of the PWI
  • Are professionally registered with the Engineering Council through any professional body
  • Undertake CPD and keep a record of this

All applicants for professional registration require a Sponsor to assist and guide them through the process. They act as a quality assurance gateway, ensuring the competence and commitment criteria is fully demonstrated. A good Sponsor will have helpful conversations to tease out the best examples from applicants, and will regularly check in with them to ensure progress is being made. Sponsors must also verify qualification certificates, confirm (to the best of their knowledge) that what an applicant has said is true and accurate, provide a statement of support against each competence A-E, and ultimately recommend the applicant as suitable for the title sought with the PWI.

As a Professional Registration Reviewer you will be asked to assess EngTech, IEng and CEng professional review applications. You will conduct reviews of written applications, assessing the technical competence and merit of the reports against the PWI Competence and Commitment Criteria. You will also conduct professional review interviews, which seek to further validate the applicant’s competence and commitment.

Individual Route Assessors review the applications of those candidates who have an academic gap to fill before they can proceed to the professional review. The focus is on academic competence: understanding and applying scientific theories, engineering principles and mathematics. You will conduct an initial review of the written application, making a recommendation as to whether the learning outcomes are demonstrated. For candidates who require an interview, you will seek to ensure the candidates’ academic knowledge meets the standards required for IEng or CEng registration.

All work is conducted remotely and at your own pace, apart from interviews which take place quarterly on set dates. You will be required to conduct at least two reviews per year to maintain your competence, but there is no obligation to accept a request to review an application. On average, we would call on you once every three months.

Full training for both these roles will be provided.

We also maintain lists of members who have expressed a willingness to serve on one of the Committees critical to this area of Institution activity. We are keen to ensure diversity through industry discipline, career background and professional title.

The Membership Committee is responsible for the consideration and decision of all registration application matters and oversees the work of the Academic Panel and the Professional Development Committee.

The Academic Panel upholds the academic standards of the professional registration process.

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for providing public confidence that all registered members of the PWI maintain their competence through continuing professional development.

Each committee meets quarterly.

Please give our Registration Manager, Elizabeth Turner a call on 01277 230031 (option 2) or drop her an email at to register your interest.

These are all volunteer roles, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed in full.

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