Engineer - On Track Plant

  1. Derby
  1. Transportation

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with railway and/or off-highway vehicle experience to undertake a wide variety of approvals work. Whilst On-Track Plant are the main focus, opportunities in the wider group include approvals of conventional passenger and freight train vehicles and of larger items of railway yellow plant equipment.

To undertake this work, the candidate should be degree qualified in a Mechanical engineering discipline or similar, looking to or currently working towards Incorporated or Chartered engineering status. The successful candidate shall enjoy the challenge of delivery of certification within a commercial business environment.

Job Description

The OTP Engineer will be responsible for the delivery of Certification of OTPs for use on UK and Southern Irish Rail Infrastructure.

Typical areas of certification would require understanding of:

  • Braking
  • Electrical Systems, Performance Levels / Safety Integrity Levels (SIL).
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • Hydraulics
  • Access/Egress
  • Noise/Vibration
  • EN280 Compliance for mobile work platforms
  • Structural Analysis
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Compiling Technical Files to demonstrate compliance of the above factors

In addition to this the candidate will maintain excellent communications with the client, and ensuring that the client is satisfied with the service.

Key Accountabilities

To assess and approve a wide variety of rail vehicles including:

  • On-Track-Plant;
  • On-Track-Machines.

The main focus of the role is on-highway vehicles, off-highway vehicles, plant and equipment (Road-Rail Vehicles/OTP) that have been adapted for working on the railway. There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to work with larger railway plant (On-Track-Machines) and in the approval of passenger and freight vehicles.

Working with many UK and European suppliers, the successful candidate will review their products’ design and operation against industry standards.  Responsibilities include all stages of the approval work – from customer liaison, tendering, design review and vehicle testing to certification.   

The candidate will need commercial acumen and the ability to react to changing business needs in addition to technical competence. Engineers need to manage multiple projects and deliver projects on budget to the customers’ requirements.

The Candidate

Essential qualifications:

  • Degree in relevant Engineering subject.
  • Charted Engineer / Incorporated Engineer or working towards corporate membership (CEng / IEng) of an Engineering Institution
  • Experienced in the application and interpretation of standards
  • Working with electronic technical documentation (e.g. MS Word, Excel etc)
  • Knowledge of off-highway machinery and standards
  • Knowledge of rail vehicle system design
  • Direct experience of working face to face with clients/customers

Why SNC-Lavalin?

We offer a professional but nurturing environment for you to better develop in your career whilst exposing you to a wide variety of transport projects. We offer competitive salaries, 33 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), private medical and dental insurance, gym membership subsidies, flexible working hours and a host of other benefits supporting a range of lifestyles.

Related Jobs

Our Latest Articles

How I discovered my amazing future in civil engineering

Aripuanã polymetallic Project

Proyectos en los Llanos

Post-translocation monitoring service of Liolaemus

Recently Viewed Jobs


Please select the country you registered with so that we can get you through to the correct region