Rolling Stock Assurance Delivery Manager

Coyle Personnel
London, UK
08 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Rolling Stock Assurance Delivery Manager

Purpose of the Job

To manage and support the delivery and acceptance of technical assurance submissions in order to demonstrate compliance of the rolling stock with defined regulations, standards and requirements.

Principal Accountabilities

Support the achievement of compliance of the Rolling Stock for Stage 3 with:


* Sponsor, Project Functional Requirements (CPFR) and Operating Concept requirements;

* Assurance requirements and relevant standards and legislation;

by application of a Technical Assurance process complementing the Technical Assurance Strategy.

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

Co-ordinate the assurance related interfaces of the Rolling Stock with all other disciplines and 3rd parties, including Infrastructure Managers and the train operating company - MTRC.

Support the identification and management of Rolling Stock assurance and overall railway systems assurance risks.

Develop testing strategies for the integration of the Rolling Stock with the Central Section and Network Rail infrastructure.

Create appropriate assurance progress trackers, dashboards and visual-reporting metrics:


* for reporting the status of assurance to senior management;

* for driving the progress of assurance deliverables from the supply chain and interfacing teams.

Develop and implement processes to demonstrate assurance across system interface boundaries.

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

Working successfully between various disciplines and teams in order to manage the successful delivery of assurance and compliance evidence.

Attending meetings and making presentations at appropriate levels, up to and including, Board meetings.

Representing the company to the railway industry and suppliers.

Working effectively within extremely tight deadlines.

Effectively managing large volumes of information within tight timescales, understanding where there are gaps in information and communicate these to the project and suppliers.

Communicating and reporting progress in a concise, timely and accurate manner, keeping senior management well informed.

Being tenacious but with a flexible approach when necessary.

Person Specification

Experience of the application and use of the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment (CSM RA).

Experience of undertaking assurance / compliance activities within the UK rail industry.

Awareness of Interoperability Regulations, Railway Group Standards and other laws and standards applicable to rolling stock and infrastructure interfaces.

Project management experience including knowledge of schedule management, risk/issue management, approvals & acceptance, quality, safety matters, programme and reporting.

Experience of rolling stock engineering within the railway operating or manufacturing industries.

Familiarity with working in a major railway project environment.

Educated to Degree level in a mechanical, electrical discipline or equivalent level of practical experience.

Membership of a professional engineering institution holding Chartered status.

A demonstrably strong 'delivery' focus, able to multitask and manage conflicting priorities, used to working under pressure and to challenging deadlines.

Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills.

Ability to manage internal and external stakeholders and deal with competing interests in an inclusive and pragmatic manner

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