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Senior Engineering Manager (Senior Project Engineer) - Rail Systems Interface (BBV)

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 Closes: 28 Oct 2020
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_20001014

Working at the level of Senior Engineering Manager with a job title of Senior Project Engineer - Rail Systems Interface you'll execute legal and contractual technical duties on project engineering issues within the MWCC and Station Integrated Project Teams (IPTs), leading risk based assurance of rail system interface design and construction, enabling configuration management and technical change, providing information exchange and facilitating technical coordination, in accordance with HS2 technical requirements, standards and policies in a timely and cost efficient manner.

You'll also support the Engineering Director, Route Wide in discharging their duties as Principal Designer Representative, where co-ordination and interface management assurance is required to be evidenced with Rail Systems.

About the role:

  • To lead the risk-based engineering technical assurance of Rail System Interfaces within the IPT, as per the HS2 assurance requirements, through engineering review, checking and submission of assurance evidence for technical stage gates;
  • To assure that the IPT design and construction of Rail System interfaces and integrated assets comply with the technical and sponsor requirements and applicable standards, specifications and procedures by supporting planned Technical Assurance Reviews and "spot-checks" of Contractor's deliverables;
  • Actively manage and communicate engineering issues or change affecting Rail Systems, including the issuing of Technical Authority Communications (TACs) as required for approval at TauP/Change Panels
  • Provide contractual responses as necessary, to IPT technical queries with respect to Rail Systems technical interfaces
  • Maintain relevant interface registers and management tools used to enable effective technical interface management of Rail Systems with IPTs and other neighbouring contracts.
  • Provide guidance on 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 discharge the duties of Principal Designer (CDM Regulations 2015) Representative as directed by Engineering Director, Route Wide and/or IPT Head of Engineering and Environment.
  • To represent the Director of Engineering Route Wide as requested in matters relating to CDM Principal Designer, NEC3 Supervisor or any other defined technical duty
  • To support Engineering Director, Route Wide and/or Head of Engineering and Environment (IPT) with internal and external reporting and risk identification and mitigation of engineering matters;
  • Work alongside Heads of Commercial and Project Clients to determine the impact of trends, progress and change with respect to cost, schedule and quality.
  • Work alongside other technical specialists, engineers and environmentalists to identify and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions, contributing to successful system integration between MWCC, station, railway systems and other delivery contracts.
  • To assure the technical co-ordination and integration of the supply contracts with other neighbouring contracts, station contracts, railway systems contracts and others
  • To be the discipline engineer in technical areas for which they have the recognised technical competence and delegated authority.
  • 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:

• Problem solving - ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

• Decision Making - ability to gather and synthesise information, identifying options and applying judgement based on logic and reason.

• Knowledge of Railway Systems Engineering design and construction challenges within complex delivery programmes

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

requirements.

• Chartered Engineer/Membership of an appropriate professional institution or

working towards Chartered status.

• Experience in managing multi-disciplinary engineering and safety standards,

• activity on complex projects/ programmes

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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