Lead Engineer - Railway Rolling Stock

MPI Limited
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead Engineer - Railway Rolling Stock
Derby, UK DE24 8AD
Reporting to:
Technical Manager

12 Months contract, 37 hours, rate dependant on expertise £30 - £40 Limited Company / £23.78 - £31.62 PAYE

Job Summary:

· Lead a team of Senior Designers for one of the following systems, working ‘on-site’ within our Customer facility in Derby, helping to identify, specify and facilitate the transfer or work off-shore to QuEST:-
Roof & Underframes
Electrical Installations
For the chosen system; review with the Customer their concept designs, evaluate and specify the work for out-sourcing and off-shoring to QuEST.
Mange the technical relationship with the Customer and the QuEST Off-Shore delivery team, to deliver solutions to time, cost and quality.

Role Requirements:

Assure Concept design, preliminary design and detailed design development the required system / sub-system
Work independently making reasoned and justifiable decisions with respect to developing concept designs based on inputs received from the Customer
Demonstrate the application of experience & lessons learnt on design solutions
Have a current working knowledge of Rail industry standards across different European regions
Communicate clearly complex technical details to the customer and off-shore team
Possess the ability to:-
Provide the leadership and technical skills to manage a number of small teams consisting of up to 3 Designers in each
Technically develop the team members to improve the quality and delivery of their designs
Explain and apply basic engineering design principles
Explain & propose design solutions across the Mechanical – Electrical interface
Verify the functionality/ feasibility of the solution
Explain and manage the interfaces with other surrounding parts considering tolerances, ease of assembly, manufacturability, repeatability and ease of installation
Complete 3D models in concept design phase and develop the solution to the preliminary design phase, including successfully passing the required internal & Customer review gates
Design for manufacture and the ability to explain the design consequence on manufacturing process
Analyse and propose modifications on the new designs taking reference from the previous platforms
Assist and assure effective preparation/execution of various Design Reviews (internal & external)
Ensure the proposed design are checked and processed in PDM to the next stage
Appropriately select or justify not using materials and standard parts from customers library
Assure effective Change Management and Requirement Management in place

Experience Requirements – Roof & Underframes & Interiors
Knowledge on welding standards as per EN requirements
Knowledge on tolerance stack-up analysis and recommend feasible studies in accordance with manufacturing capabilities
Experience on Ceilings, Vestibules, Interends, Seats, Floor & Sidewalls
Experience in Mechanical Installation designs & fixings for underframe equipment (e.g. Battery rafts, traction equipment), including secondary retention.
Experience in the design and installation of piping and associated routings.

Experience Requirements – Electrical Installations
Good understanding on EMI/EMC requirements for wiring harness installation and relevant standards
Knowledge of the design installation for AC-DC traction voltage systems per UIC 550 standard
Experience in Electrical Installation Design for HV and LV devices for rolling stock design solutions
Exposure in interpreting Electrical Schematics, creation of Wiring Line diagrams and Cable and Harness Design
Experience in electrical Component Sizing and Selection/Calculations – Cables, cable trays/supports, Contactors, Relays, Miniature circuit breakers, MCCB, Servo motor, Drives etc.

Key Skills:

CATIA, Wire Harness Design, Routing and Enovia VPM, E3/E PLAN

Desired Skills:
Good Communication in English (oral & written) & Interpersonal skills
Customer Focus - Ability to build and develop Customer & Supplier relationships
Organisational Agility
Problem solving ability
Logical Thinking
Effective Time management
Result driven

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