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Mining Engineer

Milton Keynes

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Mining Engineer

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time
LocationMilton Keynes, GBDepartment NameSafety, Technical & EngineeringAbout Network Rail

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We're investing £48bn in the railway by 2024 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.

The Safety, Technical & Engineering (STE) Group is to be called Technical Authority (TA) as of the 22nd June 2020 and will be providing strategy, policy and assurance as well as authoritative technical services to NR and the business in asset management, engineering, maintenance, operations, safety, health and wellness, quality, balanced development, security and information management.

Our key accountabilities are:

Innovate - Define and deliver national improvement programmes and commission research and development to achieve a better railway

Lead - Provide strategic leadership and guidance to Network Rail and external stakeholders

Assure - Assure Network Rail assets and safety performance by governing standards and frameworks and providing intelligence to support business improvement

Grow - Improve the health and vitality of all Network Rail employees, grow our capability by developing competency frameworks and aligning competencies to industry developments and using management information, audits and investigations to identify best practice and continuous improvement.

Protecting Network Rail's infrastructure from the activities associated with mining and quarrying is essential to keeping the railway safe. We have a dedicated Mining Engineering set up in support of safeguard the railway from any mining and quarrying risks whether it relates to an active mine or quarry or those that may now be abandoned.

We are looking to appoint a talented Mining Engineer to compliment the team on a permanent full time contract ; someone who can take responsibility for providing risk identification and mitigation advice.

This talented individual will come with a wealth of experience in the mining, minerals or quarrying sector where risk management is a key part of your role.

Brief Description

To monitor the progress of mining and quarrying operations and prepare mining reports to enable policies to be determined for the protection Network Rail infrastructure.Assess and report on planning consultations for proposed development adjacent to railway property.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

    Assess and report on mineral and waste management planning applications for proposals adjacent to Network Rail infrastructure.

      Inspect and report on mineral and waste management sites to facilitate the safety of railway operations and compliance with town and country planning consents.

        Undertake colliery inspections and prepare mining reports to facilitate the protection of Network Rail infrastructure.

          Prepare formal notifications for the recovery of coal mining subsidence management costs.

            Provide technical specialist support to the Route and Infrastructure Projects regarding managing risks of legacy shallow mining beneath and within influencing distance of the railway.

              Undertake archive research and prepare mining stability reports.

                Undertake surveys, levellings, landfill gas and blast monitoring.

                  Maintain accurate and comprehensive mining and waste management records.

                    Act as Delivery Lead for a specific project or portfolio of projects.


                      Degree or equivalent qualification in mining, minerals or quarrying

                        Substantial experience in the mining industry


                          Chartered Minerals Surveyor or Mining Surveyor

                            Experience within the railway industry

                              Knowledge of mining engineering, mining legislation, subsidence prediction and management, and mineral valuation Knowledge of mineral planning policy and legislation, environmental protection acts, landfill, waste management and contaminated land issuesHow to apply (External)

                              Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                              Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                              Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets (to a maximum amount of £2,750).

                              Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                              Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £40,107 - £45,120.

                              As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                              Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                  Complete a satisfactory 3-year employment history check

                                    Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                                    For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

                                    Closing date:30/06/2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

                                    It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.

                                    This is a permanent opportunity.

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