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3 months ago
Location: Derby
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
Req ID:53798

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact
The Signalling Design Delivery Manager role is based within our Signalling design centers around the UK. These centers of excellence undertake Signalling Design and System Engineering activities that support Signalling Design Projects within the SS&I business
Our signalling projects use the wide range of Alstom signalling technologies ranging from SMARTLOCK 400T system, Modular Control Systems and VHLC (Vital Harmon Logic Controller). The projects are multidiscipline, complex and are strategically important to our clients. Our engineering teams are supporting some of the most significant projects with the UK, including Resignalling, Enhancement projects and the digital railway initiative
Our engineering teams are supporting some of the most significant projects within the UK, such as Bristol Resignalling, Crossrail, Felixstowe and the Leeds capacity enhancement. We are striving to be an employer that delivers on equality and diversity in the workplace. We do this by seeing to create an inclusive, fair and respectful environment for all out current and future employees

To manage design teams in the safe execution of signalling design activities required to deliver signalling project works, whilst maximizing the efficiencies associate with best use of standard design tools and procedures. Providing technical leadership to the design teams and interfacing to all forms of internal and external Project Management, Engineering, Commercial, Installation and Test disciplines. The role requires a proactive practical approach to resource utilisation and undertakes the role of CRE Design. An ability to clearly communicate complex issues with all stakeholders is essential

* Lead a Signalling Design team in the delivery of major and minor project works whilst undertaking the role as CRE Signalling Design
* The on time and cost effective delivery of all aspects of the engineering design solution
* Undertake design reviews to ensure that Design is delivered to programme and the output is compliant with defined scope and the applicable standards. Participate in the integration of design, installation and testing activities and that the end product meets the client specification and has technical integrity
* Ensure all Signalling design deliverables are produced in accordance with project programme, budgetary and technical requirements
* Undertake work package management and be accountable for the delivery of the engineering activities in line with the allocated budget
* Ensure all Signalling design deliverables are in accordance with appropriate railway standards, technical constraints, health and safety legislation, Alstom company procedures, CDM (Construction, Design & Management) regulations and CSM (Common Safety Method) procedures
* Identify, capture and manage Signalling System requirements
* Support SS&I business development with tendering 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
* Identify operational risks, construction risks, maintenance risks and system risks within design and identify and implement suitable mitigation to minimize these risks
* Provide an effective mechanism for design team management with clear communication lines to safely meet project timescales and budget expectations
* Liaise with the Signalling Systems Engineering Manager and project planners to develop and maintain accurate delivery schedules and resource forecasts
* Provide guidance and training for design staff as required, including identification of external training needs
* Represent Alstom at external client and subcontract meetings, ensuring effective interface management with design stakeholders, integrated with all associated company, client and 3rd part project disciplines
* 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
* Undertake mentorship and coaching to support the succession planning throughout the Design Engineering business. Support Performance Management and staff development activities for the local teams when required
* Support the Competence Manager with the execution of the IRSE licensing scheme and the internal competence management scheme
* The role is based at one of the UK design offices although 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


* Extensive experience of signalling design with an in-depth knowledge of Signalling Systems
* Able to understand and interpret electrical and electronic circuits, data sheets and specifications
* Experience of applying CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations)
* Experience of applying CSM (Common Safety Method)
* Extensive experience of RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board) Signalling standards
* In-depth knowledge of the application of Network Rail Standards
* Risk assessment requirements and application
* Knowledge of railway construction methods and materials on complex projects
* Able to manage scope change effectively
* Able to travel throughout the UK
* Time management and time keeping
* Ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with customers and colleagues
* Good communications skills

* 7.8.110 IRSE Engineering Manager (Design) License
* HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering


* Signal and systems engineering experience in project delivery
* Extensive knowledge of engineering interface with other disciplines, i.e. Civil Engineering, Permanent Way, Electrification and Telecommunications
* Development of generic design solutions
* Resource planning and utilisation
* Tendering signalling design projects
* Training and development of staff
* Knowledge of EN50128 compliance requirements

* Awareness of requirements capture
* 1.1.550 IRSE Signalling Principles Designer License (Minimum)

* 1.1.160 IRSE Signalling Design Verifier License

* Project Management and Finance Management
* Membership of the IRSE (Institute of Railway Signalling Engineers)
* Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) approved assessor
* A1 assessor or equivalent
* BSc or BEng degree level education in an engineering discipline
* Understanding of V & V cycle

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals
Job Type:​Experienced​

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