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Our ever-growing Rail Group are expanding. As one of the key members of the design team, the Engineering Manager (EM) is a key role supporting the winning and delivery of projects within the Rail Group.
EMs are accountable for day-to-day engineering/technical delivery of work on specific projects. They support the technical interface between the Project and the engineering disciplines and provides direction/guidance/support to the disciplines as required.
The EM is responsible for ensuring that there is a clear understanding of the project remit, the scope is well-defined and that the budget for each activity to be carried out by each discipline. The EM will ensure that there is appropriate dialogue between the disciplines during the project life, and, where necessary, between the different offices involved in the project. The EM will also monitor the outputs from the disciplines to ensure that they cover all aspects of the remit and are consistent with each other.
Bid Strategy, Interactive Planning, Design Input Statement, Inter-office Work Agreements, and output from Client Expectation Surveys, Client Satisfactions Surveys, and (where appropriate) feedback against Client including Network Rail's KPIs.
Champion the consistent use of Jacobs delivery tools/processes which ensure that all parties have an agreed understanding of the project and their part within it.
Engineering Interface management and support Project Managers in technical delivery:
Maintain a master schedule to allocate resources on their projects and bids.
Provide integrated teams for project delivery that aligns with competency requirements and minimises office interface.
Liaise with other EMs for additional resources and with the applicable Heads of Discipline (HoD) for supply chain where necessary.
Through liaison with the HoD, seek assurance that Discipline Task Managers allocated to projects or bids have the appropriate expertise and experience for the role.
Responsibility for excellence in engineering delivery:
Champion a culture of getting it right first time.
Support the HoDs to drive efficient design - making use of a database of standard solutions.
Support the HoDs through DRNs analysis etc to identify where training, recruitment etc is needed.
Support the HoDs and Head of Engineering in ensuring a consistent approach to engineering delivery across all disciplines / offices.
Provide engineering input into PQQs, bids and the development of momentum work on active project.
Responsibility for Engineering Approvals / Acceptance:
Drive continual improvement of our deliverables by using the DRN analysis and other Client feedback to track positive and negative trends from previous months stats.
Implement improvement measures and share good practice as applicable.
On a day-to-day basis, be aware of delivery commitments made by each of the project disciplines, the issues which could adversely impact delivery, and take appropriate action to address delivery issues as necessary
Ensure that the Rail Director and Project Manager is kept informed on delivery progress.
Maximize the appropriate allocation of engineering resources to optimise backlog utilization.
Work closely with sales teams to maintain continuity of workflow through successful technical and strategic input into delivery of prospects and bids.
Liaise with the HoDs to ensure forward resource planning for projects and tenders are available through the management of technical discipline capacity or supply chain engagement.
Maintain a headcount to deliver backlog and ongoing business requirements.
HR & Business Support:
Support the HoD with recruitment and onboarding of new staff.
Lead and support Business Development opportunities across the UK.
Act as a line manager with responsibilities to engage, develop and monitor staff competence and capability.
Bachelors or Masters Degree (BSc, MSc, BEng, MEng) or equivalent Degrees.
Experience in multidiscipline design/design management.
Knowledge of Rail and able to lead and guide others in implementation of Rail standards.
Knowledge of Eurocodes and British Standards.
Ability to undertake Engineering Manager and Contractors Engineering Manager (CEM) role on Rail Projects.
Ability to undertake Project Engineer role on NR and/or High-Speed Rail projects.
Previous experience with NR Assurance Process and working on NR design projects.
Understands NR and high-speed operational environment and constraints to development and vision to find solutions to operational constraints.
Understands and previous experience with High Speed Rail engineering assurance processes.
Rail System Engineering including; Requirements Specification and Management, Designing for robustness (Whole System Lifecycle), Safety by Design and System Integration and Verification.
Ideally a Chartered Engineer.
High Speed Rail experience.
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