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Are you looking to kickstart your career in Civil Engineering / Rail?

(Civil Engineering) Structural Examiner – NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The Civils and Infrastructure Team at Ford and Stanley are proud to be working in partnership with Network Rail, to assist in the growth of their Structural Examination and Assessments Team.

You will be working within a team that plays a crucial role in keeping our railway infrastructure safe and functioning.  Individuals will have the opportunity to gain a plethora of competencies & accreditations, such as your PTS, COSS, and STE04 Examination certificate.

We are interested in hearing from career motivated experienced or non-qualified Examiners (from a rail or highways background), Civil Engineering graduates, or Construction / PTS Operatives looking to take their careers in a new direction.

The Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity to secure a place with one of the top 50 ‘best companies to work for’ and offers excellent potential career progression opportunities for motivated individuals.

As a Trainee Structural Examiner in Network Rail, they will receive dedicated, 1 to 1 training & mentorship, and once you are ready, will be signed up to an intensive training academy, provided by some of the most experienced people in the industry, through both on-site, and classroom-based learning.

Longer term, there will be wide ranging opportunities for further training and development, which will be identified through regular personal development reviews.

Network Rail is an environment where you can take your career in the direction, you want it to, whether this is gaining Project or Site Management qualifications, pursuing further education, or exploring other areas of the business.

Location: Lincoln 

Salary : £28,000 – £30,000 per annum


  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible working hours (once fully trained).
  • Highly competitive company pension (Railway Pension Scheme).
  • Overtime available at an enhanced rate.
  • 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out visual structural investigations and inspection works on a variety of structures (concrete/steel/brick), including bridges, gantries, culverts and trackside buildings.
  • Perform risk assessments and writeups.
  • Maintain a high level of health and safety awareness.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently without supervision/
  • Write reports using several methods, including handwritten reports, and a tablet-based asset management system.

Skills, experience, and qualifications

  • Essential: BSc Civil Engineering degree / Vocational Equivalent OR previous construction/structural examination experience.
  • Essential: Good verbal and written communication skills, and a background that demonstrates the capacity to learn in a classroom environment.
  • Essential: Must be willing to work occasional nights/weekends
  • Essential: Full, clean UK driving licence
  • Desirable: Hold a valid PTS/Sentinel Card

Ford & Stanley Ltd is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times 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: Lincon
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£28000 - £30000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Zac Morris

    Recruitment Consultant