Principal Technical Engineer

  • Agile
  • Location Chesterfield
  • Location Dartford
  • Location Doncaster
  • Location London
  • Fulltime
  • Annual salary: 45.000 - 55.000 GBP
  • Published: 16.01.2023
  • published till: 16.02.2023
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Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group is a leading railway construction company offering a comprehensive range of railway infrastructure services and products for design, engineering, construction, renewal, and maintenance.
We are growing and developing our site construction teams through recruitment and comprehensive development programmes. We are looking for people who want to be part of a high performing team, with a passion for what we do, and proud to be part of our success.

Why chose Rhomberg Sersa? 
Aside having a competitive salary package including Private Medical, Life Insurance, 33 days annual leave, Buy & Sell Holidays, Cycle to work scheme, overtime and pension. We offer the opportunity to travel and support rail infrastructure projects across the globe. 

As a Principal Technical Engineer you will be part of a busy construction division that provides solutions for the tender and delivery stages of our projects. These will include acting as CRE(Construction) where required and leading a team of technical engineers for the construction of a project in the UK.  As a growing team, you will be involved in the development of the Infrastructure Delivery Division.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage all P-way compliance activities to meet Network Rail Standards
  • Conduct work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements, plans and other instructions.
  • Manage information to ensure systems, databases, and records are updated.
  • Ensure proposed construction plans are safe, cost-effective, and achievable
  • Ensure timely production of Health & Safety deliverables and communication of reports, including the submission of technical documents for the Health and Safety file.
  • Coordinate and conduct risk assessments to ensure all foreseeable risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Conduct audits as directed.
  • Ensure site reporting is completed satisfactorily.
  • Lead, supervise, and perform technical tasks, surveys, installations, stressing, tamping, setting out and quality checks.
  • Lead on continuous improvement of productivity and introduction of new ways of working.
  • Undertake CRE (construction) Track duties
  • Prepare/ review specifications and requisition for materials in collaboration with the Supervisors
  • Provide technical support and guidance to project members, to develop skills and pass on knowledge
  • Review or check specifications and undertake site visits to confirm requirements.
  • Manage CRT for all P-way activities and conduct CRT site assessments for all sites.
  • Attend engineering and technical briefings as directed and conduct forward briefings when requested by Engineering Manager.

Key skills & attributes

  • Demonstrate a range of problem-solving
  • Effective communication skills - verbal and written
  • Organised and methodical
  • Management of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality issues
  • Collaborator
  • Ability to manage and lead a diverse team of staff and contractors.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum Level 6 in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Professional membership or working towards
  • Experienced in Track renewals for both plain line and S&C
  • Track survey and setting out using conventional & 3D. (Trimble, Leica)
  • Tamping both design, ALC, MOST, and maintenance.
  • Stressing Levels 1 to 3
  • Knowledge of track design requirements, processes, and techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of key safety regulations (e.g., CDM)
  • In-depth working knowledge of NWR Track Standards
  • Track Hand back
  • Slab Track Installation
  • Track Monitoring.


Private Medical Insurance
Death in Service 2 times your basic salary
Cycle to Work
Private Pension
33  days annual leave - including Bank Holidays
Enhanced Maternity, shared parental 
Buy & Sell Holiday Scheme
Agile Working

Rhomberg Sersa is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity.  We welcome the contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, the nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


Mariahilfstrasse 29
6900 Bregenz


T +43 5574 403 0
F +43 5574 403 2020


Badenerstrasse 694
8048 Zürich


T +41 43 322 23 00
F +41 43 322 23 08

Rhomberg Sersa Rail Holding GmbH