Senior Design Engineer

About AJMS Consultants:

AJMS is a privately-owned business with a proven track record in the rail sector.  We are proud of the service that we offer, and the team we have built to provide this.  We have grown consistently over recent years and need to continue to expand to service our client’s requirements in the future.

Our core values are simple, we put our clients first and use collaboration combined with our experience, knowledge, and professionalism to provide a first class service in an enjoyable, fast paced, working environment.

Whilst working with us you would be involved with exciting infrastructure projects, including signalling schemes, electrification renewals, station works and level crossing upgrades.  We also undertake temporary works designs to facilitate construction activities for our clients.

We are looking for an ambitious Civil Engineer who is looking to progress their career and would like to become a valued member of our dynamic team.

About the role:

Reporting to the Engineering Manager and/or the CRE, the Senior Design Engineer will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the design to a Principal Engineer or CRE for sign off and approval.  You will ensure HSQE for internal and external customer satisfaction, whilst ensuring all safety, budgetary, delivery and quality requirements of the business are effectively executed within their function and provided to the CRE/Principal Engineer for approval.

The Senior Design Engineer will be proficient in the preparation of documentation such as reports, calculations, designers risk assessments and responsible for the checking of drawings and managing of CAD technicians.  You will also be responsible for the review of client scope and adherence to their requirements, as well as complying with industry standards and legislation.  You will be accountable for the design submissions to the checker in advance of submission to the CRE, ensuring the AJMS Design Technical Procedure is adhered to.

The role will also require you to specify site survey requirements, assist with survey planning and attend site.  Depending on survey type the Senior Design Engineer will also undertake site surveys, with internal training provided as required.

About our Senior Design Engineers:

You will have a relevant degree or equivalent and have between 2 and 5 years’ proven experience within the rail sector. You will have good technical knowledge with the ability to understand engineering principles and carry out calculations.  You will be working towards Chartered status with a relevant Engineering Institution.

You must be able to demonstrate good time management, strong communication and organisational skills as well as the ability to work on your own initiative.

Our offer to successful applicants:

  • Salary up to £35k (negotiable depending on existing experience);
  • 6-Monthly Bonuses;
  • 25 days’ Holiday plus Bank Holidays – increasing by 1 day with each full year of service to a maximum of 30 days;
  • Company Pension Scheme;
  • Life Assurance (post probation);
  • Private Medical Insurance (post probation);
  • Perkbox Employee Benefits Scheme;
  • Regular Training Courses; and
  • Professional Development.

If you would like further details on how you can be part of the team at AJMS Consultants, please send us a copy of your latest CV with a covering letter.

If you do not have any rail experience, but you are interested in this role, then please provide a brief 200-word summary (within your covering letter), explaining why you would like to work in the rail sector, and what existing transferrable skills you have.

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