Engineering Manager - Signalling

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Engineering Manager - Signalling

My Client is currently looking for a Signalling Engineering Manager to manage, lead and direct the signalling design group in all aspects of delivering railway-signalling schemes in accordance with all company standards, signalling principles and practice. Manage and take overall responsibility for all staff appointed to positions in the design team.

Job Description

Engineering Manager - Signalling
London
Salary - £60,000 - £70,000 - NEG

My Client is currently looking for a Signalling Engineering Manager to manage, lead and direct the signalling design group in all aspects of delivering railway-signalling schemes in accordance with all company standards, signalling principles and practice. Manage and take overall responsibility for all staff appointed to positions in the design team.

To provide extensive engineering skills and thorough knowledge of railway signalling and project management, within an environment of quality and timeliness.

- To integrate with colleagues, and operate with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose for the successful delivery of projects.

Relationships
Reports to Rail Manager, project manager, and ultimately the Group leader.

- Leading the signalling design management and accountable to the Signalling Global Leader and Railway Team executive.
- Professional liaison with other discipline design managers across the group.
- Liaises with the relevant Business Leaders to establish project needs and plan resources accordingly.

Responsibilities

- Responsible for the overall Management and Checking or Approval of detailed signalling designs and calculations within all implementation projects, signalling renewals, or signalling amendments resultant from other Railway asset renewals.
- Provide technical guidance to the group for the production of detailed signalling design. Monitor and review the groups' progress, ensuring project timescales and targets are met.
- Supervise the implementation of design scopes, ensuring that the groups' design offices understand and deliver project requirements.
- Act as Responsible Design Engineer (RDE) for projects as required.
- Accept or approve design methodologies for projects and sign off outline and design specifications.
- Act as independent reviewer of design reviews. Provide guidance to design reviews ensuring that non-standard applications requiring concession approvals or non-compliances and derogations are identified.
- Technically leading the Licensed Signalling Designers and more junior signalling staff with signalling design input to a variety of large to small signalling and railway projects.
- Responsible for the improvement of signalling design production and quality, and the staff development and competency within the UK signalling teams. Identify training needs and implement courses.
- Also responsible for the management of signalling design input to multidisciplinary design teams on other railway projects from concept design through to feasibility design, and to detailed design, commissioning and return of records.

Work content includes Management and Production: CAD drawing; design of new and alteration to signalling wiring layouts; power calculations and other (i.e. breaking distance) spreadsheet work; LOC and REB design; generation and evaluation of signalling options and staging; circuit analysis; technical report writing including OPS/FPS; Facilities layout and Scheme Plan design; control tables; bonging plans; Signal sighting forms; interfacing with other disciplines and project, CDM and QA administration.

- Work will also include scheme design, feasibility design and systems.
- Will oversee design office cover for Commissioning activities as required.
- Ability to plan and manage the work of self and all others within the defined scope of a team or project.
- Responsible for own tasks and tasks of team to agreed timescales.
- Responsible for attending in-house and external training sessions, and for your own IRSE log book update and evidence collection.
- Will have overall responsibility for mentoring and skill development of all Signalling group members learning on the job providing guidance, training and feedback.
- Operating in accordance with local Quality Assurance procedures.
- Contributing to the development of good practice within the discipline through involvement with skills networks.
- Liaison with relevant external parties to ensure understanding of the client's needs and project requirements.
- Liaise with relevant leaders to establish resourcing needs.
- Responsible for identifying resource requirements to contribute to budget setting and monitoring the cost effective delivery of projects.

Scope

- Focus will be on developing your signalling design management skills, and so enhancing the signalling design capability and experience as a whole.
- There are often opportunities for short-term placements in other offices and, in time, overseas.
Contacts

Will generally work within or lead railway project teams, leading the signalling design team input, often liaising with other signalling professionals and often interfacing with other railway disciplines and Clients on a wide variety of signalling and multidisciplinary railway multidisciplinary railway projects, sometimes on a global basis.
- The post holder will have regular contact and extensive liaison with other members of the Signalling and Train Control Group, and the Rail Engineering Midlands Team as a whole.
- Will also contribute and may lead an aspect at business group meetings.
- Will frequently travel to meet with Client at various sites and offices.

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