Development/ Drainage engineer

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Job Description

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Development/ Drainage Engineer to join our Rail team to work in Preston Depot, Birmingham.

Role Purpose

We are looking for someone to continue with the development of drainage and rail jobs within our current work bank and to submit development plans and job scopes to the client and to attend all relevant meetings.

What you’ll be doing

As a Development/ Drainage Engineer, your main accountabilities will be as follows:

  • Assist in the detailed planning and execution of Track and drainage Renewals and Enhancement Works as allocated by the Renewals Manager.
  • Responsible for planning and organising remits from from the yearly workbank.
  • Attend relevant meetings as required.
  • Manage the work to meet agreed finacial targets, performance KRAs and other KPI’s.
  • Manage works in compliance with all relevant Saftey Legislation and Welfare Regilations.
  • Manage works in compliance with the CRSA technical specifications, processes and procedures and Network Rail Group and Line Standards.
  • Input close calls and good practices.
  • Participate in the Alliance Saftey Briefing Programme.
  • You will be working 2 weekends out of 4.

Who we’re looking for

The following personal qualities and experience are required:

  • Demonstrable experience in permanent track and drainage also have a understanding in developing work training will be provided.
  • Excellent knowledge of Rules and Regulations, HASAW and other appropriate regulations, including Group Standards.
  • Knowledge of network rail standards and Balfour Beatty standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and man management skills
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Ability to drive.
  • PTS
  • Computer Literate.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beatty works at the heart of the UKs rail networks designing, enhancing and maintaining thousands of miles of the railways that connect communities and underpin growth.

From feasibility studies, planning and design through to implementation and asset management, we provide multi-disciplinary rail infrastructure services across the lifecycle of rail assets. Our expertise covers electrification, track, power, civils, specialist rail plant, railway systems and technologies.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:

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