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Milton Keynes

Rate £200 - £270

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Role: Assistant Engineer
Sector: Rail
Contract Length: 12 months
Location: Central Milton Keynes (Hybrid split detailed below)
IR35: Inside
Pay Rate: Umbrella – £270 per day
Security Clearance: DBS (can be obtained by contractor if successful)


  • Assist with the inspection and assessment of engineering assets in compliance with Railway Group and Network Rail company standards and procedures.
  • Assist in the monitoring of trends of maintenance work undertaken, asset condition, asset failure and failure precursors to allow appropriate action to be specified.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the output from inspections, examinations and assessments of asset condition to enable renewal/repair proposals to be formulated.
  • Provide technical support in delivering Network Rail’s goals with respect to activities.
  • Proactively seek and obtain knowledge, skills and experience of railway engineering through a combination of working with senior colleagues, on-the-job training, formal training courses, personal research, and attendance at relevant meetings of professional and technical bodies.
  • Prepare regular reports of progress on training and professional development for review by mentors, supervising engineers and other relevant persons.
  • Pursue the achievement of core and specific objectives required by the post holder’s approved training scheme, where applicable, in a timely and effective manner.

HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in relevant engineering discipline (civil or structural engineering)

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