Engineering Director - Rail

Recruiter
Number 8 Resourcing Limited
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
14 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Engineering Director
Location/Dept: London initially, then based in the Oxford-Cambridge corridor/DFT
Security Clearance: DBS
CV Deadline: 15/04 at 1000
We are looking for an Engineering Director with UK Rail experience. This is a unique opportunity to support the development of a nationally significant infrastructure project currently in its initial stages through developing and maintaining appropriate engineering standards, establishing asset management strategies, monitoring design compliance and approving designs through a review and assurance process and developing and implementing systems engineering policies and practices.

As Engineering Director for the East West Rail scheme, you will have significant experience in leading multi-disciplinary operational and delivery engineering teams. Ideally, this would include extensive experience in one or more of the technical disciplines required by EWR Co. and in a safety critical environment.
Your skills and experience will include:

- The ability to deliver engineering solutions within a complex technical environment
- The ability to lead within a complex stakeholder environment
- The ability to lead and motivate professionals from multiple disciplines, to build and maintain high quality service results, setting a collaborative culture, building capability and creating an environment of continuous learning
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse complex data (quantitative and qualitative), draw conclusions, and produce solutions and decisions
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to promote and execute programme strategy
- Proven influencing skills, including negotiating and facilitating joint decision making with colleagues and stakeholders
- Comprehensive knowledge of best practice in an engineering and technical environment across the asset lifecycle
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of large scale and technically complex projects, commercial issues, legal aspects, financial control and procurement processes and techniques
- Knowledge of asset management processes and techniques
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and standards
- Strong leadership skills to bring together diverse teams with differing knowledge bases and skillsets to become one unified delivery focused unit
- Experience of working in a senior management role and of managing resources in a matrix organisation to develop high performing, delivery focused teams
- Experience of delivering innovation in an engineering and technical environment
- Experience of resolving and escalating risks, issues and conflicts as necessary

Qualifications

- Chartered or Incorporated engineer or equivalent
- Bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of engineering or equivalent business experience

As Engineering Director you will:

- Support Engineering activities on Western and Central Sections with responsibility for all engineering disciplines
- Be accountable for the development of processes, definition of system requirements and management of associated data related to Engineering
- Develop and manage policies and standards for all aspects of the railway (track, civils, signalling, electrical, environmental, etc.)
- Be accountable for evaluating and managing derogations from engineering standards
- Be responsible for compliance with Engineering policies and standards and safety requirements including undertaking appropriate design review & approval processes
- Be responsible for technical engagement with Network Rail to maintain alignment in standards and practices
- Oversee the integration of the infrastructure and systems across the EWR scheme and with the network controlled by Network Rail
- Provide engineering and technical support to the Strategy Director for delivering industry systems integration
- Be responsible for developing and implementing systems engineering policies and practices
- Lead development and application of asset management and maintenance strategies
- Lead design and establishment of asset information standards, processes and systems to be adhered to by EWR Co. and external parties
- Identify and advise on value engineering opportunities for the Western and Central sections
- Identify and advise on opportunities to deploy innovative engineering solutions across the EWR scheme that support the overall EWR objectives
- Provide the necessary technical inputs to the development of required business cases
- Manage and lead a team with matrixed ways of working. This will include being responsible for performance reviews and objectives setting with direct reports
- Be accountable for the development of processes, definition of system requirements and management of associated data related to Engineering and the teams which sit within this business area
- Support EWR Co.`s commitment to customer service and an excellent customer journey
- Take responsibility of your own and others` health and by adopting and working to the EWR Co. Health and Safety principles
- Champion and act as a role model for EWR Co.`s vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with EWR Co.`s Ways of working, encouraging and supporting others to do so too
- Promote equality and diversity in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues

As well as the specific experience required above you will have the necessary qualifications, skills & experience to take control of this requirement from its inception to its completion.

If you meet the experience required above please call/mail me asap for more information & details on this role. Thank you

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