Role: Track/Civil Engineer
Role statement of Ensure that objectives in respect to the provision
purpose: and asset management of track and civil
engineering, integral to the Executive's Metrolink
system are identified and efficiently achieved in
terms of asset specification, protection, safety
and service delivery standards.
Reports to: Engineering Manager
The role holder will carry the formal responsibility for delivering the following
outputs and they will be achieved through effective working relationships with the
Role output Includes the requirement to:
1. Asset Management Specify track/civil engineering asset
reflects GMPTE functional requirements.
requirements with Develop maintenance strategies with the
regard to track/civil Metrolink Operator, and sign off maintenance
engineering assets, processes.
integrating with overall Implement long term strategy for delivery of
engineering activity track/civil engineering asset functionality.
Manage and co-ordinate the contracted
suppliers of services with respect to delivery
of an agreed track/civil engineering asset
2. Development of Review proposed specifications, designs and
Metrolink's track/civil delivery of track/civil engineering associated
engineering with Phase 3a of Metrolink and other
Projects. Responsible for the acceptance and
"sign off" of these documents.
3. Responsibility for the Manage and monitor performance targets for
work of others contractors, resolve any problems and
monitor working activity.
Resolve and take responsibility for technical
Build and develop relationships with third
parties, such as Network Rail.
Build and maintain key relationships with
contractors, consultants, stakeholders and
other third parties.
Introduce new proposals, negotiate, Influence
and achieve delivery of best value from these
Establish a strong and reliable working
relationship with role equivalent at
Develop Stagecoach’s Civil Engineer in
technical and management areas.
Motivate, and influence Stagecoach’s Civil
Engineering team and share skills.
Work closely with the relevant GMPTE's
Project managers to provide technical support
in the delivery of Projects.
4. Track/civil engineering Input into the development of the Asset
included within Asset Management System for Metrolink that
management system. meets the standards required for optimal
management of the Infrastructure
Monitor, evaluate and develop the
performance of the track/civil engineering
Provide specialist technical advice as
appropriate in respect to the condition of
Implement, develop, introduce new and
influence existing strategies for
maintenance or repair of track/civil
Provide technical expertise in the
development and acceptance of annual and
other Plans that are developed by the
Metrolink’s track/civil engineering
Identify emerging issues surrounding
track/civil engineering , and react
accordingly. This may include amending
action, and taking Immediateimmediate
decisions whilst acting alone with respect to
the safety of the system.
Liaise with Financial and Commercial
function in the development of business
cases for replacement of assets.
5. Metrolink's track/civil Ensure compliance with all legislation and
engineering assets other requirements relevant to track/civil
comply with legislative engineering.
and other requirements To keep up to date with all appropriate health
and safety and other legislation, and to
modify and implement appropriate work
programmes ensuring that all relevant
records are kept up to date.
6. Safety and quality Monitor track/civil engineering asset
track/civil engineering management.
asset audit trail is open Undertake audits and documented spot
to external scrutiny checks of the track/civil engineering asset
management undertaken by the Metrolink's
Consult with Safety and Quality team for
7. Track/civil engineering Establish and maintain track/civil engineering
asset disaster recovery asset disaster recovery procedures and
procedures for Metrolink plans for Metrolink.
Analyse complex series and varying sources
Assess urgent technical challenges and
implement solutions, whilst taking into
account variables to establish courses of
Able to deliver reasoned decisions when
Take a proactive approach in determining the
most appropriate solutions to disasters and
urgent technical matters.
Assess risks and best value in all actions.
Assess different courses of action; and think
creatively in order to manage risks.
8. Regular management Generate and maintain track/civil engineering
reports to Engineering asset recording systems.
Team Leader Liaise with contracted suppliers of services to
evaluate and verify information provided.
Produce detailed technical and procurement
Analyse technical information from
consultants and others to generate accurate
track/civil engineering asset investment
Identify alternative approaches to lead the
technical integration of projects within the
function of Metrolink and to report these
back to relevant stakeholders.
9. Technical Risk Manage technical risks associated with
Registers Metrolink track/civil engineering assets
Analyse track/civil engineering asset
Understand and implement "As Low as
Reasonably Practicable" (ALARP) principles
10. Established Establish and maintain an appropriate set of
performance standards KPIs linked to the PTA/E’s business and
for asset management performance plan
Benchmark KPIs against other similar
11. Technical support Prepare technical briefs on development
projects, identifying appropriate design
standards and appraising design proposals
in respect of track/civil engineering
Manage the relationship of consultants' and
contractors' proposals to ensure that they
meet GMPTE’s requirements.
React to technical issues on Metrolink,
attending relevant incidents immediately
regardless of time of day.
Provide technical support in a time specific
way, whilst balancing varying workloads.
12. Site inspections and Visit sites regardless of weather conditions to
response to need undertake site inspections and address
urgent technical matters
Other team members Engineering Manager ME1
Rolling Stock Engineer ME4
Civil Engineer ME2
Asset Manager ME6
Team Administrator M.Ad.3
Any other significant group or
team to which the role holder See key interdependencies below
Key interdependencies for Metrolink Track/Civil Engineer
To support own role (internal and external)
Contracted suppliers of services
Engineering Manager to whom this post reports
Colleagues within Engineering team
GMPTE’s Technical Advisers and Consultants as and when needed
GMPTE’s Project Management Team
To support colleagues to deliver their outputs
Colleagues leading on other technical disciplines
Service Delivery Team
Project Delivery Team
Finance and Commercial Team
Key role dimensions for Metrolink Track/Civil Engineer
Yet to be determined
Priority performance areas for next 12-15 months for Track/Civil Engineer
Manage the performance of Stagecoach in respect of the maintenance and
development of the existing Metrolink track/civil engineering
Deliver and manage the design review process in respect of Metrolink Phase
3a and the other Metrolink Projects
Development of accurate records of existing condition of track/civil
Development of reporting methods on track/civil engineering asset condition
Consolidation of future track/civil engineering asset condition targets
Preparation and implementation of action plans to managing the condition of
the track/civil engineering assets
Person specification for the role of Track/Civil Engineer
Experience in implementing and managing asset management systems.
Demonstrable knowledge and technical competence in track/civil engineering,
civil or mechanical engineering.
Established delivery record in maintenance and renewal techniques
Demonstrable knowledge of the requirements of the Office of Rail
Regulation’s (ORR’s) publication on Railway and Safety Principles for
Demonstrable knowledge of the recognised and relevant associated
Standards and Specifications.
A proven track record in the application of Construction Design Management
Demonstrable knowledge of relevant current and impending UK public
Proven record in risk management of track/civil engineering assets.
Proven experience of effective technical communication within an
Proven experience in aspects of the planning, design, construction, testing
and commissioning operation and maintenance of Light Rail Systems.
Responsible for implementing a Track/civil engineering Asset Management
Previous experience and knowledge of Network Rail System in respect of the
management of track/civil engineering
Similar position on another Light Rail System or other rail system.
Demonstrable experience of working effectively with contracted suppliers of
Demonstrable continuing professional development activity.
Demonstrable experience of sharing knowledge within or outside transport
Member or Fellow of the Permanent Way Institution or Chartered Civil
Competent in the use of software including Microsoft Office applications
Technically qualified to degree level, ideally in Mechanical or Civil Engineering
Personal Track Safety qualification to Network Rail’s standards.
Professional Qualification in a recognised Engineering Institution (e.g.
Able to walk on uneven ballast
Key attributes for Track/Civil Engineer
Outcome Includes requirements to
Understanding of the An appreciation of the regulatory framework within
regulatory which GMPTE operates and an understanding of the
environment within statutory, policy and contractual requirements applicable
which role will be to the post holder’s areas of operation. The ability to
performed suggest and implement methods of track/civil
engineering asset management
Understanding An appreciation of the financial basis of the
Budgetary department’s operations, coupled with an ability to
constraints propose realistic budgets to support operational
priorities. The ability to use financial and budgetary
information to track progress and to take appropriate
action when variances arise
Key attributes for operational staff
1) A clear understanding of the work programme and the contribution expected
of you and your colleagues.
2) A commitment to deliver the agreed work plan to the timescale and
3) An understanding of the processes in place to deliver streams of work.
4) An approach of ‘no surprises please’ – keeping your manager and others
informed of the potential for significant change to the work plan – unexpected
delays or outcomes, changes in resource requirements, an inability to gain
commitment from other key contributors.
5) A customer focused approach - an understanding of, and appropriate
response to, the expectations of the GMPTE and external customers the role
holder must work with.
6) Personal behavior that is in line with the GMPTE statement of values and
7) An ability to work effectively with colleagues whose work will be impacted by
your activities, and of those where you will be affected - managing the
8) A commitment to manage and review your work on a regular basis.
9) An ability to work without close supervision.
10) Pride in consistently delivering work to required standards and deadlines.
11) Able to make positive contribution to work teams.
12) Punctual and attentive.
13) Competent in adhering to GMPTE policies, procedures and working
14) Prepared to assist others to manage fluctuations in workload.
15) Adhere to GMPTE’s and the Metrolink operator’s Drugs and Alcohol Policy