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Principal Engineering Manager (Lead Project Engineer) - Rail Systems Interface

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 Closes: 28 Oct 2020
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_20000882

Working at the level of Principal Engineering Manager with a job title of Lead Project Engineer - Rail Systems Interface you'll lead the interaction with the Chief Engineer's Railway Systems Employer's Reference Design (ERD) team to progressively assure that all railway systems/MWCC/Stations interfaces hold a current view of the ERD.

You'll be responsible for leading the dedicated rail system interface engineering team; providing professional and technical support on railway systems engineering interfaces within the MWCC and Station Integrated Project Teams (IPT); leading progressive rail systems integration assurance and enabling technical co-ordination of asset design and construction, in accordance with organisational and sponsor requirements, standards and policies.

You'll also support the Engineering Director - Route Wide in discharging duties of NEC3 Supervisor and Principal Designer Representative as mandated within the Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations 2015, where co-ordination, integration and interface management is required with Rail Systems.

About the role:

  • To be accountable for leading the team of Senior Project Engineers (Rail Systems Interface) in the enabling of progressive engineering technical assurance within the IPTs, as per the HS2 assurance requirements, through the production of, riskbased verification & validation and submission of assurance evidence for technical stage gates.
  • To be responsible for assuring that the Senior Project Engineers (Rail Systems Interface) team maintains a coherent, co-ordinated and up-to-date reference of the Employer Reference Design for Railway Systems and that when interacting with and progressively assuring the IPT's design (through recognised processes) they reflect a current, configured design positions.
  • To be accountable for supporting the Engineering Director - Route Wide and the Heads of Engineering and Environment in discharging their duties of NEC3 Supervisor and Principal Designer Representative role as mandated within the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015, where co-ordination, integration and interface management is required with Rail Systems.
  • To be accountable for supporting the Engineering Director Route Wide with internal and external reporting of engineering matters, including escalation and reporting of technical interface issues to System Review Panel/Technical Authority Panel (SRP/TauP) and Design Integration Panel (DIP).
  • To be responsible for leading technical change control implementation on the timing and communication of HS2 Rail Systems Engineering requirements to the IPT contractors and provide responses to IPT technical queries (RFI/TQs).
  • To be accountable for providing guidance on Interface management and contributing to design solutions for the asset, promoting use of best practice and innovative engineering techniques, technologies and processes, driving consistency and identifying opportunities for efficiencies within the IPT.
  • To be responsible for working alongside other technical specialists to develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions, contributing to successful system integration
  • To be responsible for promoting innovation within the IPTs and Railway Systems Employers Reference Design (in conjunction with the Head of Innovation)
  • You will be expected to actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity & Respect.


Qualifications:

About You:

• Integration - the ability to manage multiple interfaces of a complex system and bring together the various components of the system successfully to achieve the required outcomes

• Decision Making - Ability to gather and synthesise information, identifying options and applying judgement based on logic and reason, making use of a variety of analytical approaches to provide relevant information to suppliers, stakeholders and decision makers containing key facts and data.

• Chartered Engineer/Membership of an appropriate professional institution or the equivalent experience

• Commercial awareness including understanding of cost delivery, schedule targets and the need to deliver an integrated solution that meets all functional requirements.

• Experience in managing multi-disciplinary engineering and safety standards, activity on large complex major projects/ programmes within a complex infrastructure delivery programme

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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