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Signalling Design Manager

  • Job reference: TR-002414
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges
  • Location: Birmingham
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Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. They build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins have a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others follow and to deliver the future of mobility today. Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support

Atkins have recently been engaged on the scheme development of several projects including Clacton Resignalling, Croydon Area Renewals, Liverpool Street Crossrail Platform Works and Cambridge Depot. This is in addition to the ongoing detailed design of major projects such as Norwich Yarmouth Lowestoft and Shepperton (Part of Feltham Resignalling).

Atkins are therefore seeking to recruit, experienced, enthusiastic, flexible and highly skilled signalling design engineer into our Signalling Systems Practice to be a Design Manager with the Scheme Development Team.

Atkins has one of the UK Rail industry’s largest signalling engineering teams and as such you will be joining our Signalling Systems Practice which comprises a team of over 100 professional signalling design personnel, project engineers and engineering managers. This, together with Atkins broader cross discipline capability and our Global Design Centre, means our engineers have an unrivalled collective knowledge to tap into and learn from.

This role is that of a leader within the Birmingham scheme development design team with responsibility for delivery and technical assurance of designs. The role will primarily focus on GRIP stages 3 &4, but evolving project requirements is likely to require the role to expand at times to include GRIP 1 & 2 development and GRIP 5 design. The role will report to the Senior Signalling Design Manager, Schemes. The person filling this role will also undertake the role of Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (Design) for projects, and will provide leadership to engineers and design teams.

Primary functions of the role include :
• Providing leadership to, and coordinating the efforts of design teams
• Setting the safety and engineering culture for the design team
• Actively engaging with clients, winning work, and technically leading design estimating
• Understanding contractual requirements and communicating these to the design teams team
• Acting as the focal point for technical issues/co-ordination between the design teams and other disciplines / project team and client project engineers
• Ensuring achievement of safety, quality, schedule and cost objectives
• Addressing engineering / design teams personnel performance issues
• Leading / participating inter disciplinary communication, activies and reviews
• Actively managing the engineering / design budget and supporting the project’s commercial objectives
• Assisting with project closeout and hand over of deliverables to the Client
• Supporting the collective learning of the organisation.

Essential Qualifications and Experience
• Significant UK signalling design experience (scheme and / or detailed design)
• Team leadership experience
• Understanding of risk management, CDM and CSM
• Understanding of the Network Rail GRIP process for Signalling projects

Desirable Qualifications and Experience
• Experience of undertaking Design CRE responsibilities on Network Rail infrastructure
• Chartered Engineer
• Holds applicable IRSE Licence(s)
• Full Corporate Member of the IRSE
• Fit and able to work trackside

Essential Person Qualities
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with team members located in different offices
• Collaborative team player, focused on results
• Can do attitude and flexible
• Innovative thinker and problem solver

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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