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Closing date: 2 September 2022

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We are seeking a Track Technical Support Engineer to join the Head of Engineering Compliance team. You will be an experienced Track Engineer, able to undertake audits as well as providing both coaching and technical support to our busy Track Maintenance Team. The role involves frequent travel to all Freightliner terminals, yards and depots.
Freightliner’s Track Maintenance team maintain track for both Freightliner and their Customers across 25 sites around the country, approximately 100 miles of track and over 200 sets of handpoints. The track is critical to the safe and efficient operation of Freightliner’s business and as such the role of the Track Technical Support Engineer would be vital in supporting the wider business.
Responsibilities include:
  • Undertaking track inspections and audits
  • Providing technical support, coaching and guidance to the Track Maintenance Manager and track maintenance team including supporting the introduction of new track maintenance equipment
  • Championing the introduction of the business’ Asset Management System within Track
  • Knowledge and experience within a track maintenance role
  • Excellent oral communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to take a confident and diplomatic approach with staff, colleagues and customers
  • NVQ Level 3 or higher in Permanent Way Maintenance, attained through a recognised course of study
  • Demonstrates initiative and anticipates needs of the organisation & therefore operates in a proactive manner
  • Written communication skills with the ability to produce clear and concise reports and letters
  • Numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data
  • A high level of motivation with a flexible attitude and the ability to work under pressure
  • A working knowledge of PC applications; Microsoft and outlook
The successful candidate should be a cohesive team player, committed to proving a high standard of service to the business and who attacks goals and objectives with drive, energy, and enthusiasm. A flexible approach to working is required as this role requires frequent domestic travel, which may require overnight stays away from home.
This post is subject to standard pre-employment checks including employment references, medical & D&A screening, and successful DBS background checks.

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 +44 (0) 300 373 6000 (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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