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Senior Railway Engineer

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 delivering innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 600 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Senior Railway Alignment Engineer – Senior Project Engineers


Arup in Dublin has 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 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 competent in Permanent Way and Alignment engineering of multidisciplinary Rail Projects from Concept and Feasibility Schemes through to  Detailed Design and Construction Support (including plain alignment, S&C design, enhancements, remodelling, renewals and depots)

  • Good knowledge of line side civils.

  • Proven record in interface management, documentation records, change management and delivery to programme.

  • Strong previous experience 

  • Good communication to junior and senior levels and clients.


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 EI, PWI, or ICE or similar.

  • Chartered or near chartered member of the EI, PWI, or ICE or similar would be an advantage.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Design of rail  geometry and alignment and associated 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


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 working 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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