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Would you like to have a major influence in the way our railway network is maintained, and help make significant long term cost savings to Network Rail, and the taxpayer?

Would you also like to be involved in major railway projects and schemes across the UK?

The Civils & Infrastructure Division at Ford & Stanley Recruitment are proud to be working in partnership with Network Rail to source an experienced Civil/Structural Engineer to join them, in a newly developed role as a Senior Asset Engineer (Evaluations).

The Role

Network Rail are seeking a Senior Asset Engineer to join their newly developed Evaluation’s Team in Eastern Region. The reason this role has been created is to help NWR move away from purely reactive renewals, and to take a long-term, holistic view of their portfolio of around 20000 structural assets, including bridges, tunnels, and culverts.

The successful candidate’s goal will be to create a whole lifecycle plan for their portfolio of structures, managing risk, and helping prioritise and create the work bank for CP7 and beyond. Our candidate will achieve this by collaborating with, and successfully integrating, the Examinations, Maintenance, and Renewals teams.

They will be reviewing inspection reports, scheduling new assessments (if further information is required), putting forward their recommendation of actions, and ensuring this information is collated within their Asset Management Database.

The Opportunity

This role is one of the most varied roles you could undertake at Network Rail, and no two days will be the same.

You will work with a high degree of autonomy, and your decisions will play a crucial role in keeping our railways safe. Not only that, but those decisions could result in huge cost savings for both Network Rail, And the taxpayer, on a long-term basis.

This role is perfect for someone looking for a role where they can have real, measurable influence, not just within this organisation, across the UK Rail Industry as a whole.


Derby – Hybrid working (2 days per week WFH)


£55,596 – £62,546


  • Highly competitive company pension (Railway Pension Scheme).
  • 30 days annual leave + Bank Holidays.
  • 75% reduction on UK rail travel (for work and leisure) – more below
  • Reduced international rail travel.
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Contributory defined benefit pension scheme
  • Give As You Earn scheme.
  • Subsidised private medical care
  • Healthcare cash plan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme scheme
  • Access to an E-learning portal offering a wide range of free training courses.
  • 30 weeks full pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (subject to eligibility)
  • Personal Development Days
  • Employees may sell up to a maximum of five days’ leave.  Employees can buy up to a maximum of five days’ leave.

What do they need from you?


Essential: Civil Engineering degree or equivalent 

Essential: Significant client-side Asset Management experience. We can consider people from varying backgrounds, e.g., Consultancies, a TOC, Network Rail, National Highways, Utilities Providers.

Essential: Must be able to demonstrate you have been accountable for making or heavily influencing Asset Management-related decisions.

Essential: Must have experience managing and compiling large amounts of asset management data.

Essential: Incorporated or Chartered (or working towards).

Essential: Previous leadership/line management experience.

Desirable: Rail/Highways experience

Desirable: Previous experience operating as a Project Sponsor

Relevant job titles:

Asset Engineer, Civil Engineer, Asset Manager, Head of Assets, Structural Engineer, Asset Management Consultant, Project Engineer, Design Manager.

About Ford & Stanley Group: Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays by facilitating great recruitment, leadership, and occupational mental fitness. Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall always adhere to such a policy and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Derby
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£55596 - £62546

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Joe Thornton

    Senior Recruitment Consultant


    Telephone 01332 973 425