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Training & Development
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CRE Track (Southern & Western)

Sector Network Rail
Location Basingstoke or Highbridge (Various projects Southern and Western Routes)
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CRE / Contractors Responsible Engineer - Track



Location – Basingstoke or Highbridge

(Southern & Western regions)


An exciting opportunity for a Track Construction CRE / Contractors Responsible Engineer to join the established and growing AmcoGiffen rail business in the Southern & Western business regions.


Business Unit

Having secured a number of projects and long term Frameworks with key clients, AmcoGiffen are further expanding our technical capability within the rail industry. AmcoGiffen has a vacancy for the role of Track Construction CRE (Contractors Responsible Engineer), with regional responsibility for the technical interface of permanent way / track on our portfolio of rail civil engineering projects throughout the region.


Amco Giffen’s project and framework portfolio typically consists of Infrastructure and Capital Delivery projects, Asset Maintenance frameworks, maintenance and renewals of railway infrastructure including but not limited to; bridge re-construction/replacement, upgrades and refurbishments, station work (platforms etc.), access for all schemes, structures including overbridges and under bridges, tunnels and footbridges – many of which have significant permanent way interface requiring technical expertise and input throughout the project lifecycle.


The Role

The Track CRE will work throughout Southern and Western Routes with responsibility for the safe and efficient delivery of the track element of multi-disciplinary and civils projects. These works will vary from culvert works under our Minor Works Frameworks through to overseeing the renewal of track associated with underbridge renewal schemes. Reporting to the Regional Track CRE this role will involve the planning and subsequent implementation of track monitoring and Critical Rail Temperature management works, as well as undertaking gauging and track handback activities. During the design phase the Track CRE will oversee the production of track discipline design deliverables.


Duties and responsibilities may include but not be limited to:

  • Undertake Contractors Responsible Engineer duties under NR/L2/RSE/02009 and NR/L2/TRK/2500.
  • Lead and manage all track engineering activities for your team.
  • Manage, control, plan and implement track engineering activities.
  • Monitor and improve engineering competence of the team.
  • Plan and undertake briefings on engineering issues.
  • Assist the CEM with engineering initiatives.
  • Assist the Competence Manager with engineering competence assessments.
  • Devise the track methodology for undertaking track and associated track work at tender stage.
  • Oversee subcontract resources to ensure works are delivered in accordance with the approved design.
  • Ensure compliance with Track Monitoring and Critical Rail Temperature Management standards.
  • Constructive reviews at IDC /IDR conforming design to prime contract requirements and proposal commitments.
  • Review and approve all PWay led designs.
  • Resolve technical problems and provide advice and guidance on track issues.
  • Assess civils schemes for any interface with PWay.
  • Originate/Approve Track Monitoring Plans
  • CRT management in accordance with Network Rail standards for all schemes (NR/L3/TRK/7012)
  • Input and coordinate review of constructability, value engineering and contractor preferences throughout project life cycle.
  • Assist in creation of engineering site documentation.
  • Review all necessary site documentation.
  • Develop and Maintain Effective Working Relationships.
  • Promoting a continuous improvement culture and the use of best practice
  • Support and coordinate hand back process for project close out.
  • Carry out site audits as required.
  • Ensure technical tools and equipment are maintained and calibrated.



To excel in this role, you will have previous experience as a Track Construction CRE (Contractors Responsible Engineer) in a similar rail contractor organisation. Other essential criteria is as follows:

  • Considerable experience in the rail sector as a Track Construction CRE.
  • An in-depth understanding of P-Way (track) and civil engineering principles.
  • A clear understanding of track and civil engineering construction methods and how they should be implemented.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Network Rail’s GRIP process.


Academic Qualifications

  • Minimum BEng Degree level of education, or equivalent.
  • Must be ‘Track Inducted’.


Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Member of a relevant Professional Body - desirable. (e.g. PWI or ICE)
  • CSCS Professionally Qualified Person, or similar.


In return

  • Competitive annual salary negotiable dependant on experience
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing with service)
  • Up to 3 volunteer days
  • Company contributory Pension scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan & Westfield Rewards
  • Generous Employee referral scheme
  • Support and employee infrastructure embedded in the business as a platform for personal and professional development creating pathways for unrivalled career development and progression opportunities internally.
  • Consistent learning opportunities
  • A safe place to work
  • Employee forum’s that provide a platform for having your voice heard


Why AmcoGiffen?

You will be joining a reputable and firmly established, engineering contractor operating nationally in rail, civils and engineering markets. AmcoGiffen are renowned in the market as a specialist civil, building, mechanical and electrical renewals and maintenance business with ongoing and successful projects and frameworks across the country, you will become part of our expert outfit.


AmcoGiffen has a wealth of experience working on sensitive, live assets in highly regulated environments, we deliver exceptional peace of mind for our customers, creating and maintaining assets across a growing range of high-quality public and private sectors. These include rail, power generation, electricity distribution, flood defence, aviation, waterways and much more.


Diversity & Inclusion at AmcoGiffen

We value collective expertise, but also the spark that one person can bring. As one of us, you can be you, because your individuality is an asset to our business and the communities in which we work and represent.


We are working hard as part of the civil engineering and construction industry, to improve diversity & inclusion. Our Diversity and inclusion journey at AmcoGiffen, is constantly evolving and is designed to break down barriers and promote the principles of a diverse workforce through multiple channels. This includes delivering training, raising awareness, regular forums and sharing our engagement calendar of activities and events to encourage participation at all levels throughout our organisation.


Diversity & Inclusion is embodied throughout our SPIRIT core Business values and lies at the heart of our culture of Safety, Professionalism, Innovation, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.


AmcoGiffen is an Equal Opportunities Employer, offering challenging, worthwhile careers to everyone and is pro-actively committed to improving our understanding year on year to foster a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees as well as for the customers and communities in which we serve and operate within.


Health & Wellbeing

Operating from a people first perspective we support safety and wellbeing in the workplace as a priority. We have large number of colleagues that are trained and qualified mental health first aiders to support and listen where appropriate. We enrol all of the AmcoGiffen family onto an employee assistance programme which provides 24 hour, 7 days a week counselling and advice services.


Is AmcoGiffen your next career challenge? If so, apply now!


For more information or to arrange a private and confidential discussion about AmcoGiffen career opportunities, please contact our Recruitment Team: or


AmcoGiffen has a wealth of experience working on sensitive, live assets in highly regulated environments, we deliver exceptional peace of mind for our customers, creating and maintaining assets across a growing range of high-quality public and private sectors. These include rail, power generation, electricity distribution, flood defence, and waterways.

AmcoGiffen is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we offer challenging and worthwhile careers to everyone. It doesn’t matter to us what your age, disability, employment status, gender, health, marital status, sexual preference, membership or non-membership of a trade union, nationality, race, religion or social class are, or indeed any other personal characteristics not directly related to the relevant job. Anyone who meets the requirements of the job is eligible for employment with AmcoGiffen.

We offer excellent career prospects, a competitive salary, and outstanding training development and support opportunities. You can expect to receive a range of benefits (role dependent) including:

Contributory pension scheme

Life assurance

Westfield health scheme

Minumum 25 days' holiday

Private medical insurance

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