Rolling Stock Consultant/Senior Consultant

Fishbone Solutions
14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
At Fishbone Solutions we are always looking to bring Automotive engineering talent into team. We pride ourselves in having established an exciting group of engineering and commercial professionals, always looking to enhance our presence and services to our clients.

If you were to join our rapidly expanding consultancy, you could be assured that you will be involved in a range of dynamic and innovative projects in the Rail and wider Transportation industries. Along with a passion for continual professional development; we actively engage with Industry Institutes such as IET and IMechE and encourage all team members to head towards chartership status within these organisations.


Due to continued growth, Fishbone Solutions are looking to strengthen their established rolling stock team to support the delivery of existing and new projects. The roles we are seeking to fill are those of engineering consultants and senior consultants with project engineering and management understanding, to support the delivery of project management, design and assurance projects and solving engineering problems for our clients.

As a consultant or senior consultant you will work on the delivery of projects providing expert advice on assigned projects and directly to the client, where you will be required to manage the delivery of your own work to the client and that of others within the Fishbone Solutions team to timescale, cost and quality.

As we also undertake support to assurance work you will be required to review and assess compliance with standards such as EC Directives, Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs), Railway Group Standards and other related standards.

* Work with clients to understand ultimate objectives and desired outcomes for each project.
* Work as an individual and as part of a team to lead and deliver specific work packages to quality, time and budget.
* Ensure that scope of work, timescales, and budgets are clear, monitored and managed, and that risks to delivering to quality, on time and within budget against acceptance criteria are anticipated and managed.
* Ensure overall client satisfaction targets are met throughout the project lifecycle
* Produce electrical and/or mechanical engineering calculations and reports to support the project as required.
* To check and approve electrical and/or mechanical engineering calculations, drawings and reports produced by others in the team.
* Support the bidding process to deliver proposals, identifying potential risks, devising the approach, specifying clear acceptance criteria, resourcing and costs.
* Ability to carry out Project Engineering/Management duties in managing the engineering aspects of a project both with a single person team or as a multi discipline team across a larger project.
* To act as a mentor to junior engineers within the rolling stock team.

Qualifications required
* Engineering Degree qualified is preferred but demonstration of relevant equivalent experience will also be considered.
* Chartered Engineer through a relevant engineering institution, or able to achieve depending on experience

Technical expertise and skills required
* Ideally you will have experience in variety of rolling stock types including EMUs, DMUs, locomotives and coaches and systems from heavy current and traction systems to light current auxiliary and control systems.
* Proven experience of project management/engineering on rolling stock projects of varying complexity.
* Strong experience in more than one of the following:

* Electrical Systems (doors, HVAC etc.)
* Control Systems
* Propulsion Systems
* Electrical Machines
* Current collection and distribution
* Protection Systems
* Earthing and Bonding
* Condition Monitoring
* Passenger Information/Communication Systems
* Rolling stock maintenance

* Bogies and suspensions
* Structures
* Brake systems
* Wheels and tyres
* Transmission systems
* Pneumatics
* Hydraulics
* Power units
* Strong skills in Excel and other analytic packages
* Fluent technical report writing skills
* Good knowledge of UK rail industry

Highly desirable
There is strong opportunity within Fishbone Solutions to develop new client relationships and further grow our existing customers to build upon our well-regarded reputation with our clients and we are actively seeking candidates that have the drive and experience to help us achieve this. In return a generous package with opportunity for career development and progression is available.

As well as being involved with an exciting and evolving team, at Fishbone Solutions we offer a very competitive salary and benefits scheme where the rewards are directly linked to an individual’s performance and achievements.

What we can offer you

Competitive salary and employment package as well as on-going training and excellent personal development opportunities;
You will be part of a well-established company that has shown consistent growth and profitability;
You will be at the forefront of technology innovation and implementation for our wide range of clients;
You will join a team of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals who have vast experience on many different engineering and commercial levels.
If you feel you have the necessary attributes to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with excellent prospects we would be delighted to hear from you

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