FOI request detail

Senior Project Engineer salary

Request ID: FOI-2873-1718
Date published: 07 February 2018

You asked

Please can I request, as part of the Freedom of Information Act, the following information regarding the number of LU and TfL Senior Project Engineers employed and the salaries correct for January 2018. Please can you provide me with a list showing the salary (within £5k) who have the Senior Project Engineer title, details of if they are currently under permanent LU or TfL contract and which are female and which are male. Please note, I do not require any individuals names. Below is an example of the data I am requesting: Title Contract Gender Salary range (within 5k) Senior Project Engineer TfL M £55,000-£60,000 Senior Project Engineer LU M £61,000-£65,000 Senior Project Engineer LU F £61,000-£65,000 Senior Project Engineer LU M £71,000-£75,000

We answered

Our Ref: FOI-2873-1718

Thank you for your request received on 10 January 2018 asking for information about Senior Project Engineer salaries.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

Please note, Senior Project Engineers are aligned to a generic Project Engineer Job Description therefore the attached includes anyone with a position title rather than job title of Senior Project Engineer and any variation according to their discipline e.g. Senior Project Engineer Civils or Senior Project Engineer Bridges and Structures. There were a number of part time staff included in the dataset therefore we have used their full-time employment salary.

Salary Range Contract Type Gender Total
£40,000-£45000 LU Male <5
  Female <5
£45,001-£50000 LU Male <5
  Female <5
£55,001-£60,000 LU Male 15
  Female 6
£60,001-£65,000 LU (3 TfL) Male 15
 LU Female <5
£65,001-£70,000 LU (3 TfL) Male 18
 LU Female <5
£70,001-£75000 LU (2 TfL) Male 13
 LU Female <5
£75,001-£80000 LU Male 12
  Female <5
£80,001-£85,000 LU Male <5
  Female <5

Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) where there are five or fewer this information has been withheld as these persons could be identified, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the DPA, specifically the first principle of the DPA which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions of Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act which would make the processing ‘fair’.

This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest favours use of the exemption.

With regards to contract type, we do not record this information in a reportable manner. However we have looked at the terms and conditions (T&Cs) of their contracts – these are categorised as Rationalised, Non rationalised, Tubelines and former Metronet Rail (FMR). In general, non-rationalised, Tubelines and FMR are London Underground (LU) and rationalised are TfL. However this is not exclusive as some employees may have TUPE transferred.

Please also note that the data above includes four people that are on secondment into the Senior Project Engineer position. When people go on secondment, they retain their substantive grade and salary but may receive Higher Duty Pay.

If this is not the information you are looking for please feel free to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London
[email protected]

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