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Signalling Design Manager

R-053923
  1. Birmingham
  1. Transportation

Signalling Design Manager

Join our organisation, where we have a huge variety of projects on-the-go at any one time. So, when you start this role with us, it could take your career wherever your interests lie. You'll find everyone here is willing to pitch in and help because we all want you to succeed, and we're ready to help you grow.

When it comes to living your life, we want you to get the most out of it. So, talk to us about all our flexible and remote working policies that can support your personal priorities. Also, ask us about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality, as well as being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer'.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

Atkins are part of the recently awarded Track Renewals Alliance for the Central Region which covers Network Rail’s LNE and LNW routes. As part of the Alliance team working with Network Rail, Balfour Beatty and TSO, Atkins are responsible for delivery of all signalling design for plain line and S&C renewals over the next two Network Rail control periods (10 years). In addition to the significant volumes of track renewals design coming from these major mainline routes, the Track Alliance will be involved in the delivery of enhancement works along both routes, offering opportunities for the design teams to get involved in a wider portfolio of project work types in addition to the core track renewals.

We currently have several exciting opportunities for IRSE licensed signalling designers, at all levels, to join the Alliance team working in the LNW region. This provides an exciting opportunity for designers to be involved in a wide variety of renewals and enhancement projects covering a range of signalling technologies and working as part of a close-knit team with members from the client, contracting and consulting design parts of our industry. Seeing projects through from early GRIP scheme development to detailed design, installation and testing also provides great experience and career development for motivated individuals.

Whilst we are recruiting these positions to work as part of the Alliance team, Atkins has one of the Rail industry’s largest signalling design teams so you will be part of a wider team of over 100 professional signalling design engineers, with a collective depth and breadth of knowledge that can support and nurture your development as your career moves forward and you tackle new challenges.

So, if you are ready to take your career to the next level, and wish to join a professional team, committed to technical integrity, innovation, and development of its people, then contact us today.

We are looking for individuals at Signalling Design Manager / Design CRE level.

Essential Requirements:

  • Able to carry out Safety Critical Work.
  • Holds current IRSE Engineering Manager (Design) license (7.8.110E) and has previously held, or currently holds Signalling Verifier Licence and Signalling Principles Designer licences (1.1.160 and 1.1.550).
  • Extensive senior level experience of UK signalling design delivery including knowledge of UK railway standards, design processes and procedures at both outline design (NR GRIP 3 to 4) and detailed design (NR GRIP5+) levels.
  • Proven experience of undertaking Signalling Design Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) duties in a variety of project environments involving a range of typical technologies currently deployed in the UK.
  • Experience of signalling design / design management for S&C track renewals and/or Stageworks.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with team members located in different offices including excellent standard of English for written communications.
  • Able to communicate complex technical information to people without detailed knowledge of railway signalling systems.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) and/or has passed the IRSE professional examinations.
  • Degree Qualification(s) in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • IRSE workplace assessor.
  • Fit and able to work trackside / hold PTS.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Thorough and disciplined.
  • Highly motivated self-starter and flexible.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Results oriented.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Able to manage time efficiently and prioritise duties.

Responsibilities:

  • To manage and lead teams engaged in project delivery throughout the project lifecycle, from inception to completion.
  • Be responsible for the signalling design delivery of projects to ensure they comply with client requirements, company procedures, meet all operational, technical and safety principles and by doing so fulfil the role requirements of Signalling Design CRE when appointed.
  • Ensure signalling design projects/packages are successfully delivered to budget and programme.
  • Attending meetings and technical liaison with alliance members, colleagues, clients, and contractors.
  • Leading estimates / tenders as required.
  • Line management of design staff.
  • Provide mentoring, support, guidance and development of all staff.
  • Undertaking design office cover during commissioning, including bank holidays and weekends.

Why work for Atkins?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people, and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career, and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge, and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once, they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Training:

Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Flexible Working:

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion:

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and ability.

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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