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Associate Director - Civil Engineering

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Associate Director - Civil Engineering

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 19,500 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.


In the UK, we are delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. We work in the transport and energy sectors, providing consultancy, engineering and operations services for clients such as major airports, governments, regulators, cities and rail and road operators.


With over 50 years of experience in the rail industry, we’ve delivered complex and challenging multidisciplinary projects all over the world. Our expertise extends to depots, operations, maintenance analytics and asset management across all aspects of rail, including transport, technical and sustainability assessments and systems infrastructure.


Egis Transport Solutions, a business unit of the Egis Group, brings together all of the necessary expertise for guided urban transport and heavy rail: systems, automation, rolling stock, safety, equipment, civil engineering, environment, etc.


With a growing pipeline of project-related works, EGIS is seeking an experienced candidate for the Associate Director of Civil Engineering based in London. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the UK Transportation sector.


Job description

Duties & responsibilities:

Within your discipline you will be accountable for:

  • Management of your discipline on projects
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant lifesaving rules
  • Proactively review design documentation to ensure construction risks are mitigated at the design stage
  • Review and sign off the relevant safety documentation as required (CPP/WPP/TB)
  • Review, evaluate and implement rail industry standards to ensure compliance of the engineering deliverables to the standards (quality)
  • Brief the engineering team as necessary on standard updates

Maintain and develop competency of the engineering team within your discipline, including:

  • Competency assessment
  • Professional reviews
  • Training plan
  • Guidance and mentoring to junior engineers/team members
  • Support the senior team in growing the technical capability of the discipline/business
  • Promote sustainable design and development
  • Promotion and encouragement of innovation
  • Capitalization of the acquired know-how to share it across projects

You will also work on:

  • Biding opportunities across the UK and International Rail business: to support the growth of revenue and capability of ETS Engineering Directorate

Projects for multiple commissions across the UK and International Rail business

When working on bids and projects, you will act as:

  • Bid Lead (CDPO)/ Project Director for some specific assignments, or,
  • Technical Lead / CEM for HS2, Network Rail, or Third Party rail, projects with overall accountability for all engineering activities and outputs on the projects (reporting to a Project Director). And provide on these bids and projects, senior engineering management with extensive lifecycle-wide knowledge of railway systems, including project delivery, systems assurance, safety engineering (CSM, interoperability, CDM), infrastructure and rail vehicle engineering.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Take a lead role in managing the design team in your discipline and managing all technical aspects related to interdisciplinary coordination
  • Implement efficient processes to manage system safety (including CDM, CSM-RA and interoperability), Verification and Validation (V&V) and system assurance
  • For some commissions, lead the whole technical production (cross-discipline) of the project, i.e. act as Task Responsible/ Technical fee and being the unique interlocutor of the Project Director,
  • Be responsible for progressing all design and development activities and ensure the design activities / deliverables (e.g. reports, calculations, drawings etc.) are delivered on time and budget
  • Be responsible for the consistency of the deliverables across all projects
  • Plan and co-ordinate the activities of the design team (CAD, engineers, expert resources)
  • Ensure the production of specifications across disciplines

  • Contribute towards the standardisation of specifications and develop appropriate design criteria wherever not present

  • Support the delivery teams


Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Attributes



  • 10-15 years of experience in Engineering / Technical functions, with at least 5 years’ experience as a CEM / CRE / System Integrator / Design Manager

  • Excellent knowledge of railway infrastructure, systems, and operating requirements

  • Excellent management skills with the ability to support, mentor and animate a team of engineers and technicians,

  • Significant experience of developing and implementing strategies for projects and programmes

  • Excellent understanding of rail engineering, including Network Rail and associated rail standards, and related regulations (CDM, CSM, RIR)

  • Proven capability in managing design for a rail, especially in multi-disciplinary environments

  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers

  • Excellent engineering, analytical and problem-solving abilities





  • BSc or similar in Bachelor Degree (BEng, BSc) in a Numerate, Scientific or Engineering subject

  • Chartered Engineer status from a recognised institution

  • Relevant experience in the design, specification and procurement of infrastructure, tram/metro design preferably

  • Wide knowledge of the rail environment appreciated. Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team

  • Knowledge of quality assurance


What’s in it for you:


By joining Egis, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

27 days’ annual leave (rising to 29) as well as bank holidays

  • Annual Bonus
  • Healthcare – Individual or family, based on employee level
  • Life Assurance Bereavement Support Service
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
  • Mobile Phone Allowance
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Training & Development

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We at EGIS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. EGIS appreciates all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at EGIS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for EGIS, you will be included, listened to, and respected.


We are committed to our planet

In each project we design, engineer and operate we care deeply about the legacy we’re leaving behind. As part of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your skills and expertise to shape a better future for our communities in the UK, and all around the globe.


Our commitment is translated in the work carried out by our Egis Foundation, which funds concrete actions to address the climate crisis and is focused on educational and social initiatives that will help in the responsible and sustainable shift towards a sustainable world.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required

Over 10 years