Railway Systems Technical Lead & Design Manager

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    Birmingham, West Midlands

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    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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    3 months ago

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Railway Systems Technical Lead & Design Manager required to work for International Engineering Consultancy who are an Engineering Design Partner on HS2 Projects.

Permanent staff position based in Birmingham at least 3 days per week once office working resumes.
Competitive salary based on relevant experience.

This is for a one of the major new build projects and you will be required to essentially bring the design together and all associated disciplines, drive discussions & present to the client.

You will be responsible for the coordination of the Railway system design team (and the engagement with HS2 stakeholders: signalling, telecoms, track, OCS, Safety, EMC etc.
You will be collaboratively working in a multidisciplinary HS2 design task including civils, buildings, train operation, maintenance and railway systems and also including the production of the Tender technical specifications.

Acting as the CEM the candidate will be carrying out the following duties:
Day to day management of railway systems engineering activities including chairing interdisciplinary technical discussions, reviewing technical drawings and reports and guiding discipline leads when in disagreement, identifying best practices from projects abroad and propose bespoke solutions. The design team will based in the UK and also overseas.
Managing the interfaces with other contracts (design teams) within HS2 through interface control documents and SADs System Architectures
Leading the Depot Signalling interface with main line package, with specific discussions of ATO and conventional signalling interface.
Review and approval of all Designs to ensure coordination between design disciplines.
Engaging with the Task Lead (Project manager) and reporting to the Task design manager
Identifying opportunities to add value and propose service to existing and new clients within HS2.

Experience Required:
ETCS/ERTMS knowledgeable expert
Preferably Chartered
Previously accepted as a CEM/CRE on projects
Railway systems background, with special knowledge in signalling but also with Multi-Disciplinary Experience
Depot previous experience
Ability to manage and work within multidisciplinary design teams, coordinating them and ensuring the quality required through the assurance processes
Good communication and personal skills, capable of building strong relations with the client, based on technical background and professional behaviour