Senior Engineering Manager


Competitive plus Car/Car Allowance

Closes 17/02/2023

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Senior Engineering Manager 

Are you an enthusiastic team player? Can you deliver exceptional results on a range of projects? Do you want to make a difference in a growing region? 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineering Manager to join our Rail Division based from our Chorley office - and there has never been a better time to join!

The Role

As a Senior Engineering Manager at Story Contracting you will report to the Regional Engineering Manager (REM), the Senior Engineering Manager (SEM) shall manage the Engineering Team and be a member of the regional senior engineering team offering technical expertise. The core areas of the role shall include:  

  1. Engineering Team Management
  2. Senior regional engineering team member
  3. Engineering Management and Assurance
  4. Discharge duties of CEM at project level
  5. Subject matter expertise
  6. Technical competency, capability, and development (CEM/CRE)

The role shall increase the engineering competency and capability of the region by working with the wider Engineering team and the Story England business, by providing technical management and assurance to the project lifecycle; supporting the project teams in delivering the business plan by providing technical expertise and mentoring within our core engineering disciplines; focusing on bringing innovation and challenge; and providing guidance and support to the project teams throughout the design, development and delivery of individual schemes. 

Deliver role in accordance with Procedure for Engineering Management (STY/ENG/001) and other associated Story Contracting procedures. 


  • Management of the Engineering Team (Renewals and Enhancements)
  • Senior regional engineering team member
  • Engineering Management and Assurance
  • Discharge duties of CEM at project level in accordance with NR/L2/RSE/02009 on behalf of Story on a scheme-specific basis throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Technical competency, capability, and development


At Story Contracting, we invest in our people. We provide award-winning training and development opportunities for all employees to help you get to where you want to be in your career.

In addition to a competitive salary, pension and company car/allowance, we show we care about our people by offering a health cash plan and wellbeing support to keep you fit and well - inside and outside of work. 

Our agile working policy allows for a mixture of office and home working, and flexible working arrangements are available so that our people are engaged to give their best. [Office only roles]

We care about our communities too and offer our employees two paid for volunteering days each year to spend as a team or individually.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Qualified to degree level, HNC/HND or equivalent in Civil Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered Engineer statusin a relevant discipline (desirable)
  • Member of industry relevant association
  • Experience of working within the rail industry with a high level of proven capability in the Story Contracting core discipline areas and an overall knowledge of multidisciplinary work areas.
  • Excellent understanding of site working environments and protocols
  • Extensive knowledge of Network Rail Standards and Governance
  • Extensive experience of working with and driving a high level of engineering principles
  • Good working knowledge of H&S regulations and legislation
  • Extensive experience of working within highly regulatory environments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Effective team player


Why Story Contracting?

Story Contracting is a privately-owned, award-winning infrastructure company who is financially secure and agile with a wide range of public, private and third sector clients who enjoy working with our talented and committed team. Our track record for delivery on time and to budget, safely and reliably, has meant repeat business from our clients, which is reflected in our motto of ‘Do It Right!’

Our values are at the heart of everything we do - the way we work and the behaviours we display. We believe that this is what makes Story Contracting and our people exceptional.

GROUNDED - Everyone is equal at Story. We are down to earth and treat each other with respect.

HARDWORKING - We all pull our weight and work hard for each other.

PROUD - We are proud of our safety, our projects, our people, our clients and the success we create together. 

FAMILY - We nurture, train, develop and keep our people safe, just like a family. We are inclusive and do the right thing for the business and its people.

TRUSTED - What we say is what we do. Our clients, our people and our communities trust us to do it right.

WINNERS - We are hungry for success and want to be the best performing contractor for our clients, our people and our communities.

Every Story Matters

We are proud to be a place where everyone can be part of the Story! 

As part of our pledge to eliminate discrimination and encourage diversity among our Story Team, our ‘Every Story’ policy ensures all employees are a part of a diverse environment and always feel included.

All applicants will receive careful consideration for employment regardless of who you are, where you come from or what you believe in.

Think you’d be a good fit?

Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the closing date. 

Apply today and start your story

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