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11 months ago
Location: Derby
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Mechanical Engineering Jobs
Job Description
With offices throughout the UK, SNC-Lavalin has an extensive history of supporting clients in the UK and overseas. With over 50,000 employees globally and a turnover of £5bn, following the acquisition of WS Atkins in July 2017, we are now in the top 3 of largest Engineering firms in the world.
The Mechanical Equipment Team comprises of specialist engineers with expertise in systems and techniques associated with bogies, vehicle running gear and transmissions. These include components such as wheelsets, bearings, gearboxes, brake equipment and brake systems, and also relevant subject areas such as welding, NDT, brake performance analysis and risk assessment. The team’s focus is on bringing our expertise to bear in solving problems for clients in a practical and cost-effective way.

The Senior Engineer for Mechancial Equipment (Brakes) will be responsible for providing strategic, engineering and technological solutions in the area of vehicle brake engineering to help our clients and SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit succeed.

You will utilize the expertise of the Team and its combined diverse skills and experience, to maintain and enhance its position as the foremost team globally in consultancy services for railway vehicle engineering.

You will also be responsible for the management of individual project scopes, budgets, timescales and technical accuracy to ensure SNC-Lavalin provides excellent client service on commercially successful assignments.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

This role will report to the Team Leader, Mechanical Equipment. The main duties include:

* Deliver and manage a range of assignments
* Work with clients to resolve technical problems and design challenges
* Support the development of junior staff through mentoring and task based assistance;
* Support the continuous improvement of SNC-Lavalin’s technical capability;
* Working independently and as part of larger assignment teams to deliver accurate and timely results to our clients;
* Undertaken the checking and approval of the work of other staff as part of robust quality management;
* Work closely with the Section Heads to ensure a consistent approach and facilitate management of interdisciplinary projects.

Required Experience & Skills

To be considered for the role, the candidate must have experience in vehicle braking systems although not necessarily within Rolling Stock, yet this would be highly advantageous. You will need good project management capability and the ability to work to tight deadlines as well. You will possess the ability to present the principles of this subject area to clients and colleagues in a clear and concise manner such that the non-specialist can make informed decisions on the most appropriate actions. A proven relationship builder, you will be an excellent communicator, both verbally and written.

You must also possess an engineering degree in a relevant discipline and it’s expected that you will have reached, or are working towards Chartered status.

Why SNC-Lavalin?

We offer a professional but nurturing environment for you to better develop in your career whilst exposing you to a wide variety of transport projects. We also offer competitive salaries, personal and company performance related bonus schemes, enhanced pension contributions, 33 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), private medical and dental insurance, gym membership subsidies, flexible working hours and a host of other benefits supporting a range of lifestyles.

Closing date for applications is 5th June 2018

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At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

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