Senior Design Engineer

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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £420.00 - £460.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Connah O'Keeffe

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Senior Design Engineer

Here at Morson we are looking for a Senior Design Engineer to join our client in Waterloo, London.

What you will do:
Working on a variable work bank of projects across NRDD southeasts design portfolio.
* Manage the development remit for a proposal so that it properly describes the engineering requirements, scope, possibilities and operational performance targets and maintain a robust challenge to sponsoring engineers and managers, in order to monitor and value manage the business and technical remit and thereby optimise the business case.
* Manage all engineering and development 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.
* Manage (or undertake where applicable) the development of suitable engineering options for a proposal giving full consideration to safety, reliability, operational capacity modelling, maintainability, ease of construction, and environmental/whole life issues. Engineering excellence is to be supported by:

  1. Secure all relevant base data.
  2. Review compliance with appropriate standards.
  3. Use risk ID and evaluation methods (e.g. HAZOP, QRA, LRM, and the GK/RT/14200 suite), as suitable, to evaluate and compare options.
  4. Using feedback from all relevant past projects across the UK rail network, lessons learned etc.
  5. Monitor that designers are up to date via training, briefings etc.

* Confirm whether strict change control is maintained on scope development evaluate cost, time and performance impacts in conjunction with development management.
* Participate in the selection of a single option for further development, preparing or monitoring preparation of reports, papers etc as necessary.
* Manage (or undertake where applicable) the development of the selected single option.
* Manage (or undertake where applicable) the preparation of the full engineering data package required for commencement of the detailed design, and participate in answering clarifications/queries as needed.
* Support the construction design management (CDM) planning supervisor in all associated duties and carry out or monitor cross-discipline engineering checks of all relevant aspects of the proposal.
* Carry out independent checking of safety critical signalling design documentation.
* Manage the engineering interfaces of allocated proposals with concurrent work in other disciplines, or within other programmes.
* Act as or liaise with the appropriate Project Engineer during stages 2-4 to so that method statements for site works and surveys in particular are produced and approved to the required standards.
* Monitor, assess, evaluate and audit Consultants and Contractors during project stages 2-4.

Your experience will include:

Track design experience minimum five years is essential
* CRE - Track Design
* Recent experience using Bentley Rail Track & Clearroute 2
* An engineering degree or equivalent industry-recognised training qualification.
* A demonstrable aptitude for option development.
* Strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
* A working knowledge of rail engineering relevant successful experience working in the principal discipline and an adequate understanding of all other related disciplines.
* An ability to work and communicate effectively in a team context.
* An appreciation of all the life cycle stages of rail infrastructure.
* CDM, Auditing and risk assessment competencies.

* Six Sigma Yellow Belt
* Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution.
* Experience in design, installation and maintenance.
* Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.
* Yellow book course.