Head of Assurance - Rail

London, UK
13 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior rail and or safety critical engineering / assurance experience

* Excellent stakeholder management skills and track record of managing external bodies

* Excellent skills and experience in delivering, managing and improving performance

* Slick presentation skills - ability to convert complexity in to Board Level communication

Broadly will be managing technical assurance specialist and responsible for briefing key stakeholders such as CRL Board, CRL Exec Group, RfL, ORR RAB-C

My client is required to deliver a railway which is fully assured and integrated at opening. This requires the infrastructure, rail systems, rolling stock, operational and other procedures and railway staff to deliver a railway which is operable, maintainable and safe, and which meets all the performance criteria and other requirements set by Sponsors.

The assurance process is how all these elements are brought together to prove CRL have met the requirements, deliver a functioning railway and is inclusive of the integration within Crossrail (for example infrastructure and rail systems) and between Crossrail and other parties - Network Rail, London Underground, Rail for London and future operators.

2. Principal Accountabilities

The Head of Assurance is accountable to the Technical Director for ensuring that the Crossrail railway is fully assured at handover and for managing the processes and activities which will deliver that outcome. This covers in particular:

* Safety management - the ESM team and all required deliverables, including Interoperability and approvals from the ORR

* Reliability Growth - overall RAM management and reliability growth/demonstration plans for the railway assets, systems and rolling stock in combination

* Requirements - managing the central team, CPFR and the DOORS database and associated evidence gathering to support completion of the works and proving overall sponsors requirements have been met

* Technical Assurance process - managing the central team and the processes and deliverables needed to enable Staged Completion at each Element., including planning liaison with Rob Little. Providing PM and admin support to run the RABC meetings.

* Handover and Staged Completion - manage the CRL strategy and process for Staged Completion and Handover, working with the Delivery teams

* Work with the new Head of Project Engineering to set priorities for close-out of assurance deliverables supporting the Technical Assurance Plan

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