Senior Design Engineer

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    City Of Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    £350 - £450 per annum

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    Rail Technical Team

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    4 months ago

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Job Title: Senior Design Engineer

Job Type: Contract

Location: Manchester

Rate: Negotiable depending upon experience

A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for a Senior Design Engineer to work on a contract basis based in Manchester.

Role responsibilities

Ensure Project teams are adequately and appropriately resourced to enable efficient delivery of design outputs to programme.

Provide parent organisations and sub participants appropriate design resource forecasting information to enable efficient support.

Identify opportunities for staff to be mobilised to provide them with development opportunities.

Ensure issues identified within design teams are identified and escalated where appropriate.

Support efforts for Design to Cost and Value for Money by providing direction to the design team

Provide cascade briefing for design team supporting compliance, lessons learnt, best practise and continuous improvement

Support key improvement efforts and initiatives for design

Monitoring of design performance and conformance with KPIs

Ensure consistency of design checking and quality across all Projects.

Champion/encourage use of Design Close Calls within the design team.

Ensuring blended cross-organisation teams are developed to enable effective delivery.

Position Overview

Provide support to Design Director.

Provide support Engineering Director (and team) as required.

Provide peer support and challenge to Design Package Managers and design teams within Projects.

Establish and champion sharing of best practice and processes between design teams working within Projects.

Forecast and secure appropriate design resources from within parent organisations and design supply chain partners.

Provide support to the Bid Team during preparation of Section Proposals (consistency / peer review / challenge).

Promote collaborative ethos throughout the design function in line with the Transpire Charter.

Key Skills

Multi-disciplinary Design and Design Management background

Connected within parent organisation to enable deployment of appropriate resources/tools to enable efficient design delivery

Good with dealing with people at all levels