Rolling Stock and Depot Compliance & Interfaces Engineer

Coyle Personnel
London (Greater)
12 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Rolling Stock and Depot Compliance & Interfaces Engineer

Purpose of the Job

To provide engineering support to the Rolling Stock and Depot (RS&D) team.

Principal Accountabilities

Lead on Compliance and Interface issues between the rolling stock, infrastructure and the three signalling systems employed.

Support all Rolling Stock activities in respect of achieving the Earliest Opening Programme (EOP) for passenger service, for stages 2 and 3 and subsequently stages 4 and 5.

Represent the Rolling Stock Engineering Manager; Head of Rolling Stock at meetings as required.

Support the Rolling Stock Engineering Manager in the development and documentation of interfaces between rolling stock and infrastructure:

Maintain the Train/Infrastructure Interface Specification (TIIS) ensuring it is updated as necessary to reflect the agreed position between the company and Network Rail (NR) regarding the rolling stock interface.

Participate and lead the review of individual Design Technical Cases, with the objective of establishing compliance and ensuring that these are adequately documented for the future life of the rolling stock.

Participate and lead the documentation reviews associated with the Project Wide Hazard Register (PWHR) to facilitate the allocation of risks to the various parties and to agree mitigations, so that risks can be closed out on PWHR.

Review contractors’ detailed designs for Driver Only Operation (DOO) installations at stations, expediting the reconciliation of conflicting requirements and ensuring compatibility with the overall system provided by the rolling stock supplier.

Define and monitor the progress of necessary works to enable gauge clearance of Rolling Stock: co-ordinate the detailed development of the Platform Edge Door interface between train, signalling and platform equipment including testing arrangements for the integrated system.

Represent the RS&D team in discussions relating to the technical aspects of GSM-R and ETCS implementation and ensuring that the rolling stock supplier is kept informed of relevant developments.

Ensure that the flow of technical information between parties in respect of interface development is timely, accurate and in accordance with overall project programmes: act as convenor of the interdepartmental review meeting for interfaces affecting Rolling Stock and Depot.

Undertake design reviews of the rolling stock Supplier’s technical proposals (including modifications) with particular regard to elements that interface with other systems.

Review testing programmes relating to the new rolling stock and ensure that assurance requirements are satisfied, and that manufactures’ testing demonstrates compliance with the relevant specifications.

Witness test activities on behalf of the company and RfL, on site, or at the rolling stock supplier’s premises, or test facilities. This may from time to time include acting as Engineer in Charge on test trains running in the Central Operating Section (COS), which may require working anti-social hours as necessary.

Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to Target Zero principles.

Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times

Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too

Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues

Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put information or information systems at risk.

Main challenges of the job

Ensuring emerging Infrastructure Designs, and their implementation, are optimised for the Rolling Stock and compliant with agreed interface specifications.

Enabling the Rolling Stock Supplier to demonstrate compatibility with infrastructure in an efficient and effective manner.

Developing and approving test programmes and assurance procedures in respect of infrastructure compatibility.

Communication of interface matters to members of the Operations Directorate and beyond using clear dialogue and concise reports.

Person Specification

Degree qualified engineer.

Hold, or be working towards, a professional qualification in civil engineering, rolling stock engineering (mechanical or electrical) or an associated discipline.

Good knowledge of development, design and/or implementation of major projects.

Good knowledge of railway operation and railway signalling.

Good understanding of traction power systems and rolling stock energy efficiency.

Good knowledge of Railway Group Standards, Technical Specifications for Interoperability and other laws and standards applicable to rolling stock and its interfaces with infrastructure.

Understanding of project control processes.

Understanding of cost management and contracts

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