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Senior Rail Engineer

Europe Region
At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways - engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world.

The firm opened its first office over 70 years ago and now employs over 14,000 people globally. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working. We believe that great design comes out of a commitment to quality, creativity, and intensive cross-disciplinary collaboration. Arup is rising to the challenges created by the ever-changing environment by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world

Railway Engineer – Senior Project Engineers 

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 and gain invaluable experience on global projects. This is a permanent role and offers long-term opportunities for career development.

Essential Skills and Knowledge: 
  • Highly competent in engineering of multidisciplinary Rail Feasibility Scheme and detailed design projects (including enhancements, remodelling, renewals, depots) 
  • Prior experience in Design & Build projects, highly competent in requirements management, change management and delivery to programme. 
  • Strong previous experience  
Desirable Skills and Knowledge:
  • Track record and a passion to lead, mentor, motivate and develop the skills of team members at all grades 
  •  Experience in undertaking site surveys / site visits and reporting on asset condition. 
  • Competent in the production of engineering management control tools and use of technical reporting processes to Senior Management. 
  • Track record in achieving deadlines 
  • Competent understanding of the safety process and the interfaces between the design and manufacturing and installation. 
  • An appropriate HND, university degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Member of the ICE, IET or APM or similar and an Incorporated Engineer.
  • Chartered or near chartered member of the ICE, IET or APM or similar would be an advantage
Responsibilities will include:
  • Design of rail infrastructure for Clients and Contractors
  • Reviewing design work of intermediate and junior engineers
  • Cost estimating and control
  • Training & professional development of junior and intermediate engineers working as part of the group


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. We offer a flexible Friday scheme.

We offer a generous reward package which includes salary, benefits and twice annual profit share.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively support diversity and inclusion in our workforce. We are also a certified CPD employer with Engineers Ireland. In 2016, we received the Business Working Responsibly Mark from Business in the Community Ireland, recognising our sustainable business practices.

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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