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Head of Track Design

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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

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.

About Us

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.

Job description

About the role

As Track Engineer you will contribute to HSR, conventional railway, Metro and LRT projects on their Track Design activities.
Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

• Contribute to initial review of feasibility studies, provide technical feedback and advice on possible technical alternatives and innovations.
• Contribute with the Track Manager to produce “Design Standard Manuals” covering Track design, criteria standards, codes of practice, specifications, methods, definitions, processes, procedures.
• Produce and control the technical deliverables for track (such as: inception report, schematic representation of Track systems, track layouts, cross sections, BOQ, others technical drawings)
• Contribute to the writing of technical notes, realise calculations or other technical design justifications;
• Analyse results and recommend to the Track Manager, ways of technical adapting requirements accordingly.
• Contribute on technical interfaces as necessary in coordination with other technical disciplines;
• Ensure proper integration and interfacing with Track across the various design disciplines/technical specifications/Deliverables.
• Contribute to specify all Track technical requirements (i.e. technical/functional and operational needs, applicable standards, laws, expected performance, …) and interact with the Track Manager for Requirement in that matter.
• Support, as necessary, the Track Manager in providing technical support in relation to the management of statutory approval of designs.




• Intermediate Engineer with at least 3 years’ experience minimum (5 years are more suitable) in major infrastructure/transportation projects metro, LRT or HS;
• Technical knowledge in track conception design under similar Projects (HSL/metro/LRT);
• Good knowledge in technical standards for “state of the art” of the Track discipline;
• Ability in a certain autonomy to realize design and calculations tasks in the matter;
• Ability to analyze technical situations and propose solutions while respecting the conception rules and standards;
• make/substantiate technical choices and recommendations



• Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering


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. We have a huge range of benefits and schemes showcasing our commitment to our employees, and Equity. 

Our benefits include:

·       Annual Leave 26 days’ rising 1 day/year (up to 28 days) plus bank holidays.
·       Bonus up to 10% bonus, depending on level
·       Private medical insurance for you and your family
·       Highly comprehensive Life Assurance for you and immediate family
·       Cycle to work Scheme
·       Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
·       Travel Loans
·       Mobile Phone Allowance of £30
·       Healthcare – Individual or family based on employee level
·       Workplace Nursery Scheme
·       Electric Car Scheme
·       Training & Development
·       Probate Helpline Care • Tax issues • Settlement of debts • Family disputes • Validity of Wills • Estate administration • Gifts and Legacies • Dealing with Creditors • Power of attorney
·       Help@Hand • 24/7 unlimited access to video consultations with a GP including prescriptions and medications. • 8 consultations/year with a mental health therapist per employee (and partner). • 8 consultations/year with a physiotherapist per employee (and partner). • 2 consultations/year with private consultants providing 2nd medical opinions following a final diagnosis. • Advice on a range of life and work matters inc. financial, legal, family concerns, nutritional advice, fitness plans plus a confidential 24/7 helpline 

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.

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Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required

6-10 years