About the role

Here at Balfour Beatty, our work inspires communities and advances society. Our commitment to sustainability looks even further generations further. Join our Rail UK team as a Lead Delivery Engineer on the and you'll be part of our legacy.

What you'll be doing

As a Lead Delivery Engineer, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Creating a programme of works for weekend core works
  • Analyse designs and survey data
  • Undertake site visits as required
  • Prepare resource plan and schedules
  • Produce planning documentation
  • Creation of Tamper files (Geo & Offsets)
  • Lead the assessing of resource requirements
  • Lead programme development
  • Attend key possession planning meetings
  • Assist in detail train matrix planning
  • Attend pre-closure meetings
  • Ensuring end-to-end process deadlines are met
  • Lead input into Work Package Plans
  • Lead input into risk assessments
  • Ensuring delivery presence in key stakeholder meetings and to resolve any issues
  • Organise and deliver internal training
  • Developing competence of delivery engineers
  • Working towards LU accreditation in the track discipline
  • Engage with client to find engineering solutions
  • Carry out accurate site setting out
  • Control all on site technical activities (Stressing, Tamping, etc)
  • Liaise with other critical site staff and operatives
  • Create and maintain site records (e.g., Post possession paperwork)
  • Attending all training and briefings to ensure all activities meet current regulations and guidance
  • Undertake lead delivery engineer duties on site

Who we're looking for

You will have the following:

  • HNC/HND in civil engineering or equivalent
  • Demonstrable understanding of track design drawings
  • Demonstrable understanding of track and drainage standards, processes and procedures
  • Proficient in surveying techniques
  • Proficient in site setting out
  • Excavation methods
  • LU Track Accustomed certification, LUCAS Card
  • IT skills (MS Office)
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Proficient 2D and 3D laser controlled dozing
  • TRV / ATMS trending and analysis
  • Stressing levels 1&2
  • Tamping
  • Understanding of CDM and H&S legislation
  • Working knowledge of LU planning systems
  • Lifting appointed person certification
  • Demonstrating understanding of Project Management Frameworks (PMF)


  • 5+ years relevant experience in track construction environment or other construction discipline
  • Understanding of material sampling and testing specifications
  • Compaction testing techniques
  • Hand-back checks
  • Experience of contracting environment

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You'll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beatty works at the heart of the UKs rail networks designing, enhancing and maintaining thousands of miles of the railways that connect communities and underpin growth.

From feasibility studies, planning and design through to implementation and asset management, we provide multi-disciplinary rail infrastructure services across the lifecycle of rail assets. Our expertise covers electrification, track, power, civils, specialist rail plant, railway systems and technologies.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com

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