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  • Job reference: RMS0131076

Senior Project Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/09/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global leader in the design and delivery of infrastructure, power and major engineering projects around the world. Their clients come to them for a wide range of advice, resources and skills - in engineering, maintaining infrastructure, managing construction, planning and strategic thinking.

The Role:
To be responsible for the engineering development of allocated proposals from clarification of remit to project completion managing so that the engineering solutions to proposals are developed to best satisfy the business case.

The TRACK SAFETY competences required by the job holder are listed below:

Key Accountabilities
1. Engineer and manage so that the development remit for a proposal properly describes the engineering requirements, scope, possibilities and operational performance targets and maintain a robust challenge to sponsoring engineers and managers, in order to monitor and value manage the business and technical remit and thereby optimise the business case.
2. Monitor so that all engineering and development activities result in schemes that are affordable and that meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.
3. Lead the development of suitable engineering options for a proposal so that full consideration is given to safety, reliability, operational capacity modelling, maintainability, ease of construction, and environmental/whole life issues. Engineering excellence is to be supported by:
a. Secure all relevant base data.
b. Review compliance with appropriate standards.
c. Using risk ID and evaluation methods (e.g. HAZOP, QRA, LRM, and the GK/RT/14200 suite), as suitable, to evaluate and compare options.
d. Using feedback from all relevant past projects across the UK rail network, lessons learned etc.
e. Keep designers up to date via training, briefings, CPD etc.
4. Maintain strict change control on scope development; evaluate cost, time and performance impacts in conjunction with development management.
5. Participate in the selection of a single option for further development. Prepare or monitor preparation of reports, papers etc as necessary.
6. Engineer and manage the development of the selected single option.
7. Prepare the full engineering data package required for commencement of the detailed design, and participate in answering on-going clarifications/queries as needed.
8. Support the Construction Design Management (CDM) Planning Supervisor during GRIP stages 2 to 4 in all associated duties and carry out or monitor cross-discipline engineering checks of all relevant aspects of the proposal.
9. Manage, and undertake, independent checking of safety critical signalling design documentation, where applicable.
10. Identify resource requirements for the feasibility stages of project development, in both the quality and quantity of Network Rail and supplier staff, and in the use of the most appropriate support equipment.
11. Manage the engineering interfaces of allocated proposals with concurrent work in other disciplines, or within other programmes.
12. Act as or liaise with the appropriate Project Engineer during stages 2-4 monitoring so that method statements for site works and surveys are produced and accepted to the required standards.
13. Monitor, assess, evaluate and audit Consultants and Contractors during project stages 2-4.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• IRSE Principles Designer licence or equivalent for schemes development
• Technical qualifications to HNC/HND or equivalent GNVQ level.
• Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution (eg. IRSE, IEng or EngTech).
• A demonstrable aptitude for option development and design through GRIP stages 2 to 4
• Strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
• A working knowledge of rail engineering; relevant successful experience working in the signalling discipline and an adequate understanding of all other related disciplines.
• An ability to work and communicate effectively in a team context.
• An appreciation of all the life cycle stages of rail infrastructure.
• CDM, Risk assessment and external audit competency.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• An engineering degree or equivalent industry-recognised training qualification.
• Experience in detailed design, installation, T&C and maintenance.
• Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.
• Six Sigma Green Belt.
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