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Head of Track Design

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General information


Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Our mission: create and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings to further the transition to a low-carbon economy and contribute to more balanced and sustainable territorial development.
To support our growth dynamic, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities in more than 120 countries.
Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.




Position description

Job title

Head of Track Design

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

As an international player in construction engineering and mobility services, Egis offers a unique global opportunity, combining consulting, engineering and infrastructure operations. Our capacity for innovation allows us to respond to the challenges of the climate and digital world, offering solutions and recognised expertise in the transport and mobility, sustainable city, building, water, environment and energy sectors. The Egis Group has more than 50 years of experience, presence in 75 countries, and 16,000 employees around the world.

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.

Job description

As Track Manager you will support HSR, conventional railway, Metro and LRT projects on their Track Design activities.


Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:    

  • Carry out reviews of designs (all levels: initial, preliminary, general, detailed, final, etc.), provide technical and programme feedbacks and advice on challenges, possible areas of improvements as well as possible alternatives and innovations.
  • Prepare a “Design Task Guide” for Track (including Procurement Specification Formats) to define and contain the requirements for all Track design tasks/deliverables (i.e. drawings, calculations, outputs, analyses …) to be performed/prepared for each level of design (initial, preliminary, general, detailed, final, etc.) and associated verification and checking.
  • Advise the Owner/client on site condition surveys and/or any other pretender analysis to be undertaken.
  • Analyze results and recommend ways of adapting programme requirements accordingly.
  • Contribute, as necessary, to “Design Management Procedures” and, in coordination with other technical disciplines, establish rules to maintain those and get the approval on Track tasks/deliverables throughout the Project.
  • Ensure proper integration and interfacing with Track across the various design disciplines/technical specifications/Deliverables prepared for the project.
  • Specify all Track requirements (i.e. technical/functional and operational needs, applicable standards, laws, expected performance, etc…) as per above documentation and interact with project Manager/design Manager for Requirement in that matter.
  • Serve as technical expert to make engineering decisions, accept design proposals or technical solutions, make recommendations, resolve technical clashes, etc., instruct and monitor the good implementation and adherence to the project.
  • Be responsible for managing, administering and coordinating the Track design process and ensuring that it is carried out timeously in accordance with all applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Support, as necessary, the Client in providing technical support in relation to the management of statutory approval of design
  • Prepare monthly reporting to the Technical Director / Project Director
  • Coordinate with procurement, EDI, HR and commercial team and Support as per requested information or deliverables (e.g. HR for job descriptions, Sustainability for reports, CDM for risk registers, Financial for budgeting forecasts etc.)
  • Responsible for capitalization (for example, standards and regulations, activities on projects and lesson learned)
  • Ensure best practice of ‘technical sharing’ with the Rail Business Unit technical departments
  • Produce publications in technical review and congress




  • Senior Engineer with at least 15 years’ experience in major infrastructure/transportation projects.
  • Sound knowledge (technical, organizational and processes) of the Track Engineering under similar Projects (Conventional Rail / HSR desirable / Metro / LRT), especially Slab Track and S&C Design experience
  • Good knowledge in Track for “state of the art” Conventional Rail / HSR desirable / Metro / LRT.
  • Good knowledge of UK design standards, such as Network Rail, HS2 and TfL.
  • Detailed design experience, in particular in the specification of track components, including formation.
  • Ability to lead and direct project teams , coordinate with others, control time and application of contract, convey good practices and report technical non-quality to management in relation to its area of expertise
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and propose solution to interface Track with others with a good understanding of system integration.
  • Capacity and Authority to anticipate, make/substantiate choices/recommendations, manage and interact with stakeholders, client and any Programme participants in relation to its area of expertise



  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferably Chartered or working towards membership of a recognized institution such as ICE and/or PWI.
  • Highly desirable to have experience in HSR

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.

Additional Information:

Some of our clients require that all colleagues working with them undertake a DBS check. We will advise you if this is necessary.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

3-Diploma of Higher Education / Associate’s Degree / BTEC Higher National Diploma

Minimum level of experience required