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Railway Technician

Europe Region

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe.


We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world deliver innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 600 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Rail Technician


Arup in Dublin have an expanding portfolio of projects in the rail sector. We are currently recruiting engineers with experience in railway design and permanent way design. The ideal candidates will be looking to further their career, gain invaluable experience on global  and domestic projects and help develop a growing and diverse rail team predominantly based in Dublin. This is a permanent role and offers long-term opportunities for career development.


Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Highly enthusiastic Permanent Way and Alignment engineer with experience of multidisciplinary Rail Projects including Concept and Feasibility Schemes through to  Detailed Design and Construction Support (including plain alignment, S&C design, enhancements, remodelling, renewals and depots)

  • Knowledge of line side civils

  • Awareness of interface management

  • Use of documentation records, decision logs and risk registers

  • Previous alignment design experience 

  • Enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn from and contribute to the team

  • Good communication.


Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Track record in achieving deadlines

  • Competent understanding of the safety process and the interfaces between the design and manufacturing and installation

  • Bentley software experience


Responsibilities will include:

  • Design of rail geometry and alignment and associated infrastructure for Clients and Contractors

  • Reviewing design work of graduate engineers

  • Working in Bently software to produce designs and drawings


What to expect at Arup 

We offer a multicultural and informal international working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team of professionals who enjoy what they do:


  • Be part of a company with a strong corporate culture committed to its values and aims: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honorable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity

  • Short, long or educational assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world

  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients being in the midst of the digital transformation

  • Employees at Arup are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, dependent on the firm’s financial performance. Competitive performance based salary growth

  • We offer a flexible Friday scheme. We are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave.


Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.


Shape your time with us

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.


In light of the current coronavirus (COVID) we are continuously and frequently reviewing our recruitment and onboarding processes. The health and safety of our candidates, employees, and community is our top priority. We will be conducting any interviews via video conference and other digital collaboration tools during this time. As a firm, we will continuously adapt our approach in line with any government guidelines and regulations as this situation develops.


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