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Assistant Engineer at WSP

Assistant Engineer

WSP Manchester, Greater Manchester Full Time
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About the Role:

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

Our work is serious, and serious fun. We create homes for penguins, help you get from A to B faster and safer, create inspiring places to live and work, and shape the skylines of our cities.

We value our people and our reputation. Having a diverse and robust workforce enables us to look for answers, not problems, and we pride ourselves on offering clients clever, imaginative, future-facing solutions. If you are interested in finding ways to help society thrive, at home and further afield, an exciting career could be waiting for you here.

The Rail team is seeking an Assistant Engineer to work on a number of multidisciplinary rail projects from our Manchester office. The team continues to grow rapidly and offers excellent opportunities for the right candidate to work within the Rail sector and others within the group, and build upon recent project successes.

The WSP Rail team provides leading services in
• Infrastructure Renewal Projects.
• Major Rail Development Projects

• Station Development and Upgrade.
• Mechanical & Electrical Services.
• Signalling and Telecommunications/CCTV.

The current & future project opportunities WSP have resulted in the need to recruit high calibre professionals with the capability to support senior members to manage and deliver the design of multi-disciplinary rail projects.

We are offering an opportunity in our growing team for an individual to continue to develop themselves within the WSP team in the UK. Our strategy is simple, good people, rewarding work, terms and a team approach that are second to none.

A typical week would include:

  • Supporting others with tenders and design projects, both technically and commercially.
  • The successful candidate is preferred to have some post graduate experience on Rail projects. You will be technically minded and progressing your career through a Chartered Engineering training agreement. The ideal candidate should have an understanding of the Network Rail GRIP process and the Network Rail approvals process.

    We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • MEng or MSc in an Engineering qualification
  • Progressing towards Chartered MICE or MIStructE.
  • Project Management and Design Management experience.
  • Experience of designing and delivering rail projects.
  • Understanding of Network Rail’s GRIP process and Engineering Assurance procedures.
  • Awareness of Network Rail standard construction details, particularly for platforms and bridges.
  • Working knowledge of Network Rail’s procedures for safe working on site, including Work Package Plans and Task Briefing Sheets.
  • Ability to commission, interpret and apply site surveys such as gauging and ground investigation.
  • What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About us:

    We value our people and our reputation

    We stand for attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the best professionals in our fields of expertise, because our people are what make us great. We put the highest ethical standards at the centre of all we do. We are professional, humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues and embrace diversity.

    We care about individuals and their progress and offer the most fulfilling career development for our professionals. We promote our young recruits because we believe fresh perspectives bring great ideas and new energy.

    Find your career path at WSP.


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