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Principal Track Engineer

London, UK £68,000 - £75,000 per annum



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Alex Hampton


01923 696 744

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Principal Track Systems Engineer / Principal Track Engineer

Salary: £68,000 - £75,000 per year + Bonus & Package

Location: London (with remote working)

Job Description:

As Principal Track Systems Engineer / Principal Track Engineer you will provide technical expertise and leadership to support our client's delivery of Rail standards and R&D projects that form their Infrastructure Strategy.

Role & Responsibilities:

*Author new and revised Railway Group Standards, Rail Industry Standards and guidance notes in accordance with the Railway Group Standards Code and Standards Manual; take a leading role in the management of the National Technical Specification Notices (NTSNs), and in the development of International Standards, European Standards and British Standards through CEN and BSI.
*Peer review standards work produced by others and project reports.
*Support delivery of industry projects, including research covering new and existing infrastructure technologies.
*Provide specialist support within the infrastructure discipline for accreditation services provided by our client to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.
*Provide technical support to our client's members in line with reasonable requests.
*Influence an improved level of understanding within our client's and across the wider industry of the role of requirements in supporting the achievement of technical compatibility and safe integration.
*Represent our client through membership of relevant industry committees, including technical committees and mirror groups facilitated by our client and others. Chair industry meetings as required.
*Work in conjunction with the Standards Policy team to ensure that the solutions developed, or documents drafted, comply with the relevant decision-making criteria for the environment in which they are made.
*Report progress and provide technical direction and advice to Project Managers and the Professional Head of Infrastructure on individual projects.
*Deputise for the Professional Head of Infrastructure on an interim basis as required.
*Exercise your detailed knowledge across a wide range of the infrastructure subsystem and the operational context in which it exists, such that they understand in detail the impact that the infrastructure subsystem has on the railway system.

Your Experience & Qualifications:

*Chartered Engineer status and membership of a relevant Professional Engineering Institution
*Experience in track, civil and/or general infrastructure engineering
*Understanding of the whole railway system and an ability to apply specialist knowledge to the system
*Understanding of current and emerging technologies as applied to the infrastructure
*Understanding of relevant interoperability and safety legislation and standards
*Understanding of requirements, rationale and guidance in the context of the Standards Code and Manual
*Analytical skills and the ability to apply them in the context of the railway system
*Ability to work collaboratively with industry to ensure effective fit for purpose standards
*Leadership and coaching skills
*Effective communication and interpersonal skills including: writing skills and ability to understand technical documents; presentation and chairing skills for stakeholder meetings
*Ability to undertake horizon scanning to be proactive in capitalising on the implementation of new technology

We have a fair and comprehensive selection procedure. It is our policy that there should be equal opportunity for and no discrimination against applicants on the grounds of gender, race, religion or belief, nationality, colour, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marriage and civil partnership, union or non-union membership, socio-economic background or being a part-time or fixed term worker.

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