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Railway Systems Consultant (Senior/Principal) - Manchester

  • Job reference: R-029571
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham

The Railway Systems team delivers railway systems integration projects covering all stages of the project lifecycle ranging from Concept and Feasibility, Tendering, Systems Engineering during design, testing and commissioning and handover. These projects comprise rolling stock, railway systems and its interaction with railway infrastructure. In this role, you will enable the Railway Systems team to support delivery of major and strategic technical railway projects and to the growing market in systems engineering and integration assignments.

Job Description

You will be an integral member of the dynamic Railway Systems team that works across the UK and international rail industry to influence the railways and trains of tomorrow. As a member of the Railway Systems team you will hold responsibility for bidding, managing and delivering systems feasibility and integration projects in relation to rolling stock, railway systems and its interaction with railway infrastructure

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

  • Provide strategic thinking to determine:

    i) the technical methodology for projects that meet Client’s requirements cost effectively; and
    ii) the most appropriate project outputs - technical solutions informed by recommendations with a sound evidence base

  • Lead technical analysis relating to railway engineering and operations, which requires balancing requirements to determine the best solutions and establishing consensus in internal and external assignment meetings with Clients
  • Agree and then lead technical service areas within the Systems team, which could include: Feasibility studies, New train and Railway system requirements specifications, Depots and Whole system integration
  • Lead and manage project teams to deliver the required project outputs for Clients including working with and managing external stakeholders
  • Be responsible for the quality of any documents, analysis and reports sent to Clients
  • Coach and mentor more junior colleagues

Essential Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role, you will be a Chartered Engineer who is currently working in the capacity of either a railway systems consultant, train operator or within a rolling stock fleet role. As the successful candidate, you will be a highly methodical and numerate individual who has the ability to undertake quantitative analysis in MS Excel or other software. You will have an excellent, broad knowledge of railway systems and likely possess experience of working in technical feasibility and procurement including technical specification, system principal requirements specifications and/or systems integration from requirements to handover for railway system.

It would be highly beneficial for you to hold major and International projects experience within the Rail domain and whilst experience in the DOORS software application is also a key advantage it is not essential as full training and support is given.

Opportunities exist for both Senior and Principal Consultant levels and at various locations around the UK.

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, enhanced pension contributions, 33 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), private medical cashback reimbursement schemes, gym membership subsidies, flexible working hours and a host of other benefits supporting a range of lifestyles.

The closing date for applications is Monday 5th August 2019.

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