Senior Design Engineer

Recruiter
Coyle Personnel
Location
Birmingham
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Design Engineer - Technical

We are a multinational leader in providing state-of-the-art software-based Signalling, communication and control systems that enable the operation of trains in mainline and mass transit systems across the world.
We have a clear vision of what we stand for and what our goals are. Answering the world’s toughest questions helped us become a pioneer in energy efficiency, industrial productivity, affordable and personalized health care and intelligent infrastructure solutions. This success story would not have been possible without our firm believe in our core values.
Reporting to the Lead Design Manager, the Senior Design Engineer will direct activities of the teams to achieve the safe implementation of signalling projects to the customer’s specifications and timescales agreed. They will check that the quality of output from the section is to the required standards and that target dates are achieved.
What are my responsibilities?
• Direct the preparation of technical details, signalling plans, estimates and working drawings for signalling works within the project team to meet laid down timescales and authorised budget constraints.
• Carry out independent checking of signaling systems as required.
• Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work in order that successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved
• Provide functional support and guidance to the Lead Design Engineer(s) and others within the team on all aspects of Signal Design within allocated projects.
• Provide support and input to Project Manager and Project Engineers on allocated projects.
• Identify the required budget provision for allocated projects to enable sufficient financial authority to be gained.
• Participate in and monitor the planning and progress of works in relation to timeline and budget and ensure that the development, design, construction and testing requirements are met and effect remedial action when required.
• Maintain a continuous communication with contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets.
• Evaluate the quality and technical accuracy of tenders and make recommendations to obtain the best available commercial award for the company.
• Prepare and deliver briefings to staff on technical, procedural and Handbook publications, including participation in relevant training.
• Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project safety plan.
• Focus on individual and team development through the completion of annual performance appraisals, career reviews and through the management of poor performance.
• Act as Contractors’ Responsible Engineer (CRE) on allocated projects as directed.
• Perform duties as directed by Management from time to time in connection with signalling design activities.
• Carry out testing and commissioning of signaling systems as instructed by more senior engineers.

What do I need to qualify for this job?
Essential:
• An engineering degree or HND/HNC minimum.
• Member of the IRSE, IET or other recognised professional body.
• Ten years’ experience in all aspects of the design and implementation of signalling systems engineering with particular emphasis on the preparation and checking of design plans and working details.
• Practical experience of the operational requirements of railway construction works.
• Good knowledge of project safety requirements.
• Good commercial awareness and knowledge of contract conditions.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Excellent understanding of task, time and people management.
• Holder of Personal Track Safety (PTS) card
• Hold or be working towards IRSE Signalling Principles Designer (A, B, D or E.) And Signalling Design Verifier.
Desirable:
• Working towards Chartered Engineer Status
• To have passed four modules of the IRSE Professional Examination

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