Manage, lead and undertake the required engineering activities within the following areas:
Financial budget and forecasting, change control, Subcontract management, system definition, requirements capture, compliance management, integration of designs, construction integration, CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations), CSM (Common Safety Method), project programme, project delivery, system validation, commissioning, hand back and project closeout.
Lead with support from the system architect, the project technical solution ensuring that the agreed solution complies with the contract, client standards and legal requirements.
Implement the organisation’s engineering management system and develop local project engineering management systems across multiple sites when required. Undertake local line management, technical guidance, leadership, team welfare, site safety and monitor the project’s performance to maximize efficiencies and project delivery. Ensure that clear lines of communication and reporting are in place within the local project organisation and other stakeholders (including but not limited to Client, Design, Commercial, Civils and Construction, Test, Business Development and Human Resources).
Lead the delivery activities between the Design Delivery Managers, Project Engineers, Project Management, Construction and Test ensuring project disputes and challenges are resolved in a safe and efficient manner. Ensure that suitable project plans are in place to support efficient resource management, staff development and succession planning to meet the requirements of the business and projects.
Develop and Implement project technical instructions to support the project methodology and the required installation activities. Perform technical inspections of Engineering activities on a regular basis and take corrective action to resolve problems identified. Lead the development of engineering design details based upon the project technical requirements.
Mentor, coach and train other Project Engineers and Principal Project Engineers when required to support the businesses sustainability plan.
Functionally manage the Project Engineering activities at the local site, taking responsibility for the safety, professional/technical development and welfare of the team. Maintain effective Engineering Management Plans for projects.
Produce design review strategies for all design activities within the project portfolio and is accountable for Principal Project Engineers undertaking the required design reviews on their behalf. These design reviews shall ensure that Design is delivered to programme and the output is compliant with defined scope and the applicable standards to meet Quality, Cost, Delivery and performance commitments. Ensure integration of design, installation and testing activities and that the end product meets the client specification and has technical integrity. Act as Contractor’s Engineering Manager on Projects as required. Be accountable for the customer acceptance of the project solution.
Implement and maintain best practice signalling engineering processes as part of a continual improvement plan to increase efficiency and minimize cost of non-quality and technical/delivery risk. Carry out technical audits as a means of ensuring the project is following agreed applicable standards and practices. Support the production and identification of RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety) analysis, system risk, risk mitigation, method statements and work package plans.
Support Signalling Systems & Infrastructure business development with tendering activities and lead the engineering activities ensuring the quality of estimates, system description, system architectures, implementation strategies and methodologies. Provide governance and assurance to all tendering activities ensuring assumptions and execution risks are captured during the tendering process.
Support the Competence Manager with the execution of the IRSE (Institute of Railway Signalling Engineers) licensing scheme and the internal competence management scheme.
Ensure engineering delivery and technical change is integrated with design, possession planning, installation, test and other disciplines. Provide in line with company procedures, a mechanism to manage technical and commercial change and the configuration of the system. Communicate effectively throughout the SS&I business the impact of technical change.
Undertake mentorship, coaching and give seminars to support the succession planning throughout the Engineering business. Support and coordinate Performance Management and staff development activities for the local teams when required.
Highlight and document project derogations or temporary non-compliances required by the project, liaising with the Professional Head of Signalling to enable them to be submitted to the client.
The role is based at a project location within the UK and travel to other project locations, client offices and design offices will need to be undertaken when necessary.
To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work. To co-operate, as far as is necessary, with any statutory requirement placed on the company. Ensure that you do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of safety or welfare. To bring to the attention of your manger any perceived shortcomings in Health and Safety arrangements, situations or processes that are considered to be serious or which may present dangers to yourself or others.
To only undertake safety critical or safety related activities that complies with your relevant competence or authority to work.
Good communications skills.
A1 audit skills.
Engineering Manager (Lead Engineer) (6.8.110) plus module F (Project Engineer) or Project Engineer 1.2.230 IRSE licence.
Valid PTS (Personal Track Safety) Certificate.
Extensive experience of working in signalling design, installation or testing, with an in-depth knowledge of railway construction methods and materials used.
Line and team managerial experience.
Extensive experience of undertaking and supporting risk assessments.
Extensive experience of organising and managing a large number of complex tasks.
Experience of business management.
CSM trained in project engineering safety management processes.
MSc or BSc degree level education in an engineering discipline.
Corporate membership of the IRSE with IEng or higher.
Extensive experience of applying RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board), Network Rail and Industry recognised standards.
Knowledge of Alstom processes and procedures.
Extensive experience of operating within a multidiscipline project environment within project engineering.