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Senior OLE Design Engineer

37,580 P.A. ?
Amey plc

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About the role

Amey Consulting are working on various intricate and challenging Rail design projects throughout the UK, including Wales and Borders, TRU, Midland Mainline, and Crossrail. The railway sector has always been one of our core sectors and because of our success in building and maintaining the railway, Amey Consulting has become an industry leader in Rail Design consultancy services. With a growing team of 350+ staff, working across our 12 Rail design offices across the UK we are continuing to add to our already extensive and impressive list of project awards. We also support people in their need to work flexibly, to fit around any lifestyle need.

Due to increased workload we are seeking to recruit a Senior OLE Design Engineer. The successful candidate will oversee a dedicated team of designers, focusing on delivering intricate designs of the overhead structures in a rail environment.

This role will offer the opportunity for the right candidate to innovate and use the latest technology to develop themselves and the projects they work on. We are continuously working hard to collaborate with clients and sub-contracts to ensure we are successful in the objective of improving the world we live in.

What will the role involve?

* Plan surveys and lead site survey teams

* Demonstrate a sound understanding of the design process, network rail’s technical approvals process and engineering management

* Ability to undertake design work for OLE Design elements of projects and check the work of others

* Undertake CDM/CSM/risk analyses

* Check designs to ensure all contractual requirements have been satisfied to a level that complies with NR, RSSB and British standards

* Keep up to date with current NR, RSSB and British standards

* Manage the OLE for small projects

* Communicate effectively with the client and other design/construction disciplines and sub-contractors

* Provide resource estimates for OLE input to tenders

* Develop and mentor graduate and engineers towards UK Spec IEng/CEng

* Act as a CRE and deputise for the CEM if appropriate

* Have a working knowledge of BIM and be able to assist others in the use of BIM

* Assist with the close out DRN's for schemes they are responsible for

* Understand the interfaces between all railway disciplines and how these are managed.

* Be able to recognise changes to the scope, that will affect cost and programme; be aware of process for reporting the change to the project manager

* Act as delivery manager for small schemes ensuring hours spent are in line with the estimated hours and advise project team of any change in advance.

* Ability to use the design software in the discipline and mentor others

What are we looking for?

Achieved CEng / IEng status (or equivalent), plus 3 years post qualification experience in a relevant engineering area


MEng/BEng (or equivalent) degree and significant relevant experience, confirmed using the authority to work process

About Amey Consulting

At Amey Consulting you have a unique opportunity to bring truly ground-breaking work to life by working alongside market-leading consultants in a practical infrastructure environment.

You will be surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges, who also care about your job satisfaction and well-being.

You’ll be stretched but always supported to bring out the better in you and to create better places for everyone.

We believe that we are what we do.

It’s more than just wanting to do better.

At Amey we’re proud to be the better.

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