HS2 looking for top technical talent
Controversial high speed rail project HS2 is ramping up the number of engineers it employs as it approaches the start of construction.
Royal Assent for the new high-speed rail link between London Birmingham and the North of the UK is expected this year, and construction is planned to start in 2017.
Royal Assent, essentially when an Act of Parliament becomes law, would trigger detailed design activities within the HS2 organisation, as well as preparatory along the proposed route, such as ground investigations.
The number of roles on the website has increased in areas such as cost and planning, project control, commercial management, quality engineering, transport modelling, governance, health and safety, and procurement.
HS2 said: “HS2 will be the biggest infrastructure project that Britain has built for generations. The development phase is progressing well and we plan to begin construction in 2017. It’s a very exciting time to get on board this landmark project.”