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Principal Overhead Lines Engineer

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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

Principal Overhead Lines Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a leading global consulting, construction engineering and operating firm. We work hand-in-hand with our clients, across every aspect of transport, energy and the built environment to build a more balanced, sustainable and resilient world. The Egis Group has more than 50 years of experience and a team of 16,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world. Joining our Group means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.


In the UK we're proud to be delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. From motorways to tramways, nuclear power plants to smart cities, clients choose us to help them solve their most complex challenges - delivering climate-responsible growth that meets the needs of communities, industry and the planet.


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.

Job description

Duties & responsibilities

  • Act as technical authority for OLE design works.
  • Undertake Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE) roles for OLE design in accordance with Network Rail standards.
  • Develop effective conceptual, outline and detailed design for OLE engineering solutions
  • Keep up to date with current NR, RSSB, LRSSB and British standards relevant to OLE design
  • Implement effective, value for money and innovative design solutions to meet technical and project requirements
  • Carry out site surveys, identify risks and hazards and provide appropriate reporting
  • Progress projects through preliminary and detailed design with emphasis on client requirements and innovation.
  • Prepare and check engineering designs, calculations, and oversee drawing production
  • Prepare and check technical documents and reports and assist in the preparation of expressions of interest and tenders.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations.

Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Attributes

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field, e.g., BEng in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, e.g., an HNC/HND.
  • Chartered Engineer or approaching CEng or IEng status having completed the necessary training requirements;
  • Good experience of the co-ordination of the NR rail design process and team management.
  • Experience of statutory processes – European Standards, CDM, ORR guidance, HSE, Group Standards, Network Rail standards, light rail safety verification process.
  • Thorough understanding of interfaces between overhead line systems and other rail and non-rail assets
  • Good communication skills dealing with clients, developers, consultants, elected representatives and the public
  • Knowledge of Engineering / System Assurance requirements - desirable 
  • Working knowledge of Micro station for production of both GA's and schematics in conjunction with CAD team - desirable 
  • Knowledge of current Health and Safety Legislation and CDM Regulations  - desirable
  • Experience of system engineering concepts and safety management - desirable 



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.

26 days’ annual leave rising 1 day a year (up to 28 days a year) on top of bank holidays

  • Annual Bonus up to 10% bonus, depending on level
  • Healthcare – Individual or family based on employee level
  • Life Assurance Bereavement Support Service
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
  • Travel Loans
  • Mobile Phone Allowance of £30 per month
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Training & Development


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. 



Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we strive to build a workforce that truly reflects the communities we represent. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. If you decide to apply for an opportunity with us, 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 every one’s contribution as this builds our culture and means that if you work with us, you will be included, listened to, and respected.



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