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Railway Systems Technology Consultant

  • Job reference: TR-001366
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: United Kingdom
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Atkins Transportation business is currently expanding our team of Railway Systems Technology Consultants. We are looking for experienced professionals that have enthusiasm and experience in applying consultancy solutions in a railway technology context particularly in ERTMS / ETCS, CBTC and TMS areas.

Your responsibilities will include preparation of bids, acting as project manager / engineer and leading suitable tasks with minimal supervision. Projects involve advising and supporting clients in the evaluation and deployment of technology on the mainline rail network and mass transit systems both within the UK and internationally. Our team assists public sector organisations in a wide number of activities, across the life cycle of a project. Typically, these include:

• Business case development, requirements capture and specification design
• Project and programme management, dealing with stakeholders and risk & change management
• System procurement including reviewing and assessing contractor proposals
• Client Technical Advisor during the delivery phases of project, ensuring contractors deliver to their contractual requirements
• Research and feasibility studies into new and emerging technologies
• Economic appraisal and evaluation of technology schemes
The role involves supporting clients across this range of activities on small, medium and large projects.


• HNC / Degree (or equivalent) and / or significant relevant professional experience
• Experience of delivering consultancy projects and technology solutions in a Railway related environment particularly in the areas of ERTMS / ETCS and / or CBTC and / or TMS
• Flexibility to support different roles on projects including project management, technical and advisory roles
• Understanding of complex issues and capture client and system requirements
• Ability to deliver assignments within tight time constraints
• Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-discipline environment
• An awareness of project risks and how to manage them, including health and safety
• Client focus and ability to develop effective relationships with clients
• Ability to manage time across multiple projects for various clients
• Proven ability to learn new skills and understand complex technical projects rapidly
• Excellent problem solving skills and able to develop new and innovative ideas
• Ability to contribute to business development through client relationships and bids


• Delivery of innovative client solutions for Railway Systems Technology Consultancy projects
• Preparation of a brief, working to that brief and delivery of study reports, working papers and specifications
• Project management of multiple small / medium sized projects
• Task management on large projects
• Effective management of the delivery of work to standards and procedures (internal and client)
• Actively seeking, reporting and developing prospective opportunities to grow client accounts
• Liaison with clients with the ability to discuss all aspects of existing and future projects
• Identification and development of bids to clients
• Preparation of cost estimates and scopes
• Potential to manage staff, including conducting performance reviews and management of team productivity against targets

The Individual

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of:
• Ability to work collaboratively in a matrix structure
• Supporting and guiding less experienced staff on delivery
• Initiative and examples of creativity
• A professional manner
• Flexibility to work at short notice away from home office for short periods
• A clear and thorough communication style
• Although not essential there are opportunities for longer term secondments internationally and so a desire to undertake these roles would be advantageous

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