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Network Rail
Salary: Peterborough
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Rail
Category: Systems Engineering Jobs
Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. From Crossrail – Europe’s largest civil engineering project – to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

The Infrastructure Projects Scotland and North East region is one of the most diverse, challenging and geographically significant portfolios within Infrastructure Projects. We undertake all of the major investments projects in Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland, ranging from the complete build of new railways to local improvements providing a better experience for the public. Within the London and North Eastern area, we are undertaking the upgrade of the ECML for the introduction of the new IEP train fleet as well as removing bottle necks to facilitate additional long distance passenger trains and improving links to and from London. We also have an extensive renewals portfolio delivered throughout the whole control period providing plenty of unique project management and engineering challenges.

We have project offices from London to Aberdeen that provide numerous opportunities for our people. We actively manage and take pride in the individual career development of all our team, striving to create an environment where our people are fulfilled in the work they carry out complemented by tailored career development.

Brief Description

As Systems Engineer you’ll be working within the IPSNE Engineering team, reporting to the Programme Engineering Manager and working within a highly skilled multi-disciplined engineering team to develop signalling options and delivering signalling engineering solutions for the ECML Enhancements Programme.

Based in Peterborough; the focus will be leading the major enhancement projects as Designated Project Engineer (DPE) in the ECML Enhancement Programme.

The successful candidate should have a good understanding of the holistic railway system and all of the different rail engineering disciplines, and additionally have detailed knowledge and experience of large multi -functional projects/programmes. The role requires specific skills in leading the review and acceptance of approval in principal documentation, detail design documentation and delivery of physical works/transfer into asset management. The candidate will also be able to lead on engineering issues through the GRIP stages to approval in principle. A thorough knowledge of current key legislation and standards relating to Railway Projects is essential.

About the role (External)

The role will involve close liaison with other discipline engineers, asset managers, sponsors, development and project managers, HQ functions, senior management, stakeholders (TOCS, FOCS) and suppliers/contractors, within various Network Rail organisations. Therefore, the ability to communicate effectively and influence others is essential.

Key Accountabilities

* Act as Designated Project Engineer for selected projects during their development phases
* Lead the development of Route Requirements Document (RRD) single options (where applicable) liaising with others responsible for single options already developed, merging these and leading the design and delivery solutions for each intervention.
* Liaise and maintain dialogue with all key stakeholders so that the engineering requirements, scope and operational performance targets expected of the programme are met.
* Manage all engineering activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable, and that meet programme requirements in a safe & environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.
* Liaise with others responsible for (or undertake where applicable) the development of suitable engineering options for a proposal giving full consideration to safety, reliability, maintainability, ease of construction, and environmental/whole life issues.
* Liaise with others (or undertake where applicable) managing scope development with the Sponsor PM and RAM teams, evaluate cost, time and performance impacts.
* Lead in the engineering aspects of project interventions through the complete project lifecycle, from feasibility to project close out.
* Ensure CSM is fully integrated into each project intervention.
* Support/Act as the Principal Designer in all associated duties and carry out or monitor cross-discipline engineering checks of all relevant aspects of scheme proposals.
* Undertake and lead on integration activities such as Interdisciplinary Design Reviews (IDR’s).
* Manage matrix team of engineers to successfully deliver project(s).
* Manage the engineering interfaces of scheme proposals with maintenance and other project teams.
* Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and standards

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

* Core experience in the signalling engineering discipline and working knowledge of all key rail engineering functions
* Previous experience in design and construction on multi-discipline rail projects
* Working knowledge of Inclusive Design, CDM regs, Common Safety Method and Technical Specifications for Interoperability.
* Qualified to at least HND level or equivalent
* Chartered Membership of a professional Institution (or working towards)
* Ability to communicate and influence people at all levels within the business.
* Enthusiastic attitude to delivering the works required in a professional manor.
* Eager to develop and strengthen personal capabilities
* Experience in managing, leading and motivating direct reports and contributing to their personal development.

How To Apply- External

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

Network Rail adheres to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is a government standard for pre-employment vetting. All prospective employees will undergo the required checks to meet this standard before joining the company.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be as follows: -

Salary starting at £50,400 and increasing to £56,700 per annum.

Closing date: 29th June 2018, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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