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Senior Systems Engineer - HS2 - Birmingham

  • Salary: £350 - £400 per day
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Rail
  • Job reference: BBBH384299

Job description

Senior Systems Engineer - HS2 - Birmingham

Location: Birmingham.

Salary: Day Rate up to £360 per day (could increase for the right individual).

Job Type: Contract (ongoing 12 month renewable).

Job Description:

Senior Systems Engineer

Overview

We have an immediate requirement for a Senior Railway Systems Engineer, to work with HS2 to develop the Phase 2 route from Crewe to Manchester and Birmingham to Leeds, and to integrate it seamlessly with Phase 1 and the existing national rail network. Working in an integrated team with their Customer, High Speed Two Limited, they will manage and support the development and submission of the Phase 2b hybrid legislation to Government.

Job Summary

Be responsible for leading the development of all aspects of the railway system development to support submission of the Hybrid Bill. This requires coordination throughout the organisation, facilitating the assurance of technical submissions from Professional Service Consultants (PSCs) to determine end to end compliance with standards and requirements of the totality of the Phase Two network.

Accountabilities

  • Act as the interface between the Development Directorate and the Railway Operations Directorate.
  • Ensure the Hybrid Bill designs meets the requirements of the 'end state' railway in terms of operability and reliability.
  • Lead the provision of expert technical and engineering input from a railway systems perspective to support the Hybrid Bill design through Parliament including additional provisions, freedom of information requests, and technical requests.
  • Provide technical guidance to the Area Teams
  • Act as the interface between Technical Directorate and the Area Teams ensuring design development and issues are consistently addressed.
  • Identify, assess and manage project wide design risks.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Right to work in the UK without sponsorship.
  • Extensive knowledge of railway operations / engineering design principles required to achieve optimal design outputs.
  • Detailed knowledge of conventional railway systems and an appreciation of High Speed railway systems and their differences.
  • Ability to carry out robust independent checks on a wide variety of designs and produce, interpret and assess specifications, standards and technical reports.
  • Ability to resolve complex design problems, demonstrating a tenacious approach to tackling problems whilst maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a range of multidisciplinary stakeholders, demonstrating excellent influencing skills.
  • Ability to communicate, engage and influence a variety of stakeholders through working within a matrix organisation.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Strong team management, planning and organisational skills, and the ability to deliver under pressure to meet tight deadlines whilst gathering input from other functions.
  • At least 3 years systems experience working on projects which include involvement with traction power and OLE work.

Key Experience Required

  • Systems Engineering Knowledge of Requirements Management, Configuration Control & Interface Management.
  • Multi Discipline Rail Projects Experience including (i.e.) Power/OLE, Signal, Comms, Civil.
  • Delivery focused System Engineer who has worked on major projects managing Design Consultancies.
  • Extensive knowledge of railway operations / engineering design principles required to achieve optimal design outputs.
  • Detailed knowledge of conventional railway systems and an appreciation of High Speed railway systems and their differences.

Education / Qualifications

  • Degree in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or relevant industry experience
  • Chartered Engineer (or equivalent relevant experience).

Desirable Experience / The 'Ideal' Candidate

  • Have previously worked as NWR Designated Project Engineer / Design CRE on multi-discipline rail projects.

Full Job Description available upon request.

If you are interested, or perhaps know someone who is suitable and interested, in the above role please contact Jack Davies for more details on 0121 200 5520.

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