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5 months ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Hardware Engineering
Category: Management Jobs
The future of transportation is already here. Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility. We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market. Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit: javascript:void(0);


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

postholder requirements


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
Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment, that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users. As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry.

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