Top Jobs On HS2 | Project Management to Environmental Responsibility

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

High speed two is the UK’s largest and most progressive infrastructure project, offering thousands of opportunities for skilled workers. More than just a railway, the lifecycle of the project opens up new skills, new networks and new ways of working for many people who procure top jobs on HS2. Indeed, the project is setting a new standard for railways, with teams made up of highly skilled and motivated individuals from diverse backgrounds. For more information on how companies are future proofing the rail industry read our latest HS2 whitepaper.

With construction and development already in motion, be part of the UK’s catalyst for growth and check out the top jobs on HS2 that you can apply for right now.

Project Manager

Average salary – £48-68k These figures are intended as a guideline only.

Why is it a top job? As a Project Manager you will work to shape, influence and develop the vision of high impact sectors and projects, focusing on innovation and supporting the delivery of an iconic infrastructure programme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing scope, schedule, budget, cost, quality and Health and Safety targets
  • Negotiate, procure and authorise all relevant project contracts
  • Report project progress
  • Oversee risk management

About you:

  • Proven project management track record in delivery in the heavy civils sector
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisation skills and a proven ability to work under pressure and meet multiple deadlines.

Area Engineer

Average salary: £35-65k These figures are intended as a guideline only.

An HS2 Area Engineer works as part of a team to design and build the railway. The job is varied. Mainly it involves making decisions about the technical designs of the structures that will be part of the railway. Engineers also meet local communities to explain the design of the project to answer questions and address concerns.

Key responsibilities

  • Review and co-ordinate technical designs
  • Meeting local communities to address concerns
  • Meeting legal experts to prepare information for government

About you

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to make judgements based on technical information
  • Ability to translate technical information to communities

Environmental Manager

Average salary: £40-55k These figures are intended as a guideline only.

Environmental Managers look at how infrastructure affects the environment. On HS2, they will lead in formulating, implementing and managing a strategy for long-term sustainability.

Key responsibilities

  • Influence route design and planning
  • Managing compliance with environmental regulations
  • Communication with the public and community engagement

About you

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of managing environmental assessment
  • Proven knowledge of EU and UK environment legislation

During the lifecycle of the project, the top jobs on HS2 will not just focus around construction and engineering roles. As the project progresses there will be ample opportunity for professionals from finance and HR to marketing and customer service backgrounds.

So, do you want to pursue a career in high speed rail? Take a look at our latest job listings for more information. Or, to start a career in rail and for training requirements, visit MVT

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