Principal LV Design Engineer

Job Description

Siemens Mobility Limited have a great opportunity for Principal Design Engineer to join our Rail Infrastructure, Electrification team. This role could be based out of our in York or London (Euston).

Our Team and what we do:

As market leaders across rail, road and logistics, Siemens Mobility are pursuing the goal of networking various transportation systems with one another to move people and goods efficiently - complete mobility!

The Rail Electrification business designs, supplies, installs, tests and commissions switchgear equipment as well as the SCADA control system alongside other project engineering solutions to rail industry operators and suppliers worldwide. This includes the ASG 25 Air insulated switchgear, which is designed, manufactured, built & tested in the UK. We have earned a respected reputation in the industry which has developed from our success in delivering to our customers. In addition, we are leading the way within the railway industry in developing the next generation of rail technology such as the Static Var Compensator & Static Frequency Converter, so this is a great time to join the business in the development of a new, exciting technology.

Your role, and what you’ll be doing:

The Principal LV Design Engineer is responsible for the leadership of our growing team of LV E&P and Building Services engineers and engineering delivery across the portfolio of railway Electrification and Plant projects. They will use their extensive design and construction experience to guide the optimal development of design to meet environmental, safety, cost and programme objectives.

Reporting to the Professional Head for Power & Distribution, the successful applicant will continue to develop the team in order to deliver consistent high-quality engineering delivery from concept and bid support to successful entry in to service. A key element of this role is collaborating with engineering delivery colleagues within the Siemens Mobility global specialist team and colleagues within alliance and product organisations across Siemens Mobility UK.

The team has demonstrated the ability to successfully deliver Electrification and Plant projects and support the integration of novel technology into UK railway, driving down the cost of UK electrification and decarbonisation through application of the full range of internationally proven electrification technologies and integration into legacy railway. This is a unique opportunity, leading a team of specialists that is redefining what is possible in UK railway electrification.

The Principal Design Engineer in performing his/her role will be required to work closely with the clients, Project Managers, Siemens Design Delivery Manager and all third-party designers to ensure an integrated and collaborative design solution is presented for this project.

What will be my Responsibilities?

  • Lead and inspire designers and the project teams by example and through the maintenance of team vision, standards and morale.
  • Focus on individual and team development to expand the Electrification and Plant Design teams through mentoring, training, developing and recruiting system design engineers through delivery of training, hands-on demonstration, example and performance management.
  • To manage the development of fully compliant suitable designs to meet the requirements of the contract, with overall responsibility for assurance of all team delivery so that technical and safety standards are maintained, costs minimised, constructability and future reliability optimised.
  • Supervise development of resource estimates for remits, and support tendering to secure team work bank.
  • Supervise delivery throughout to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality results on time and budget.
  • Where called for, act as Contractors’ Responsible Engineer and/or Contractors Engineering Manager (CEM) in compliance with NR/L2/RSE/02009.
  • Encourage the development and maintenance of good relationships both internally and externally with customers, industry associations, and partners.
  • Develop and produce reports associated with the performance of the department on a monthly basis with an emphasis on the design performance.
  • To positively influence design and construction safety performance and aims for zero accidents
  • To support the project commercial process with the Commercial Manager and ensure all design change requests are processed on time.
  • To review project-based risk register monitoring and reporting on changes in commercial risk and ensure that appropriate actions are taken to eliminate or mitigate the risks.
  • To maintain effective communications with all project participants to ensure contract delivery.
  • To manage the development of fully compliant suitable designs to meet the requirements of the contract and/or related Engineering documents.
  • Provide Design leadership for the design team that covers cross discipline work streams to provide an integrated solution for the customer.
  • Management and coordination of interdisciplinary designs i.e., Civils, Signalling, M&E, Earthing & Bonding, EMC/EMI and Telecoms etc.
  • Support to senior team in the review and appraise of tender specs and associated project documents and commercial processes.
  • Support senior team in meeting presentation preparation/presentations
  • Understand primary interfaces, design drivers and partners on projects that will influence the technical design.
  • To positively influence design and construction safety performance and aims for zero accidents.
  • To ensure that all project designs are compliant with CDM and CSM RA regulations.
  • To review project-based risk register monitoring and reporting on changes in commercial risk and ensure that appropriate actions are taken to eliminate or mitigate the risks.
  • Mentorship to junior and seasoned engineers in maintaining CPD, competency under the direction of the Professional Head for Power & Distribution

What Skills, Knowledge and Experience will I need?

  • Engineering degree or HND in a relevant subject area.
  • Professional membership of the IET or equivalent as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Ideally hold an Authority to Work (AtW) in line with NR/L2/RSE/02009 and/or previous evidence of competencies to NR/L2/RSE/02009.
  • In Depth Knowledge of Railway Electrification Infrastructure and associated standards.
  • Demonstrable AC electrification, LV E&P and/or Building Services design experience.
  • Full understanding of Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental procedures.
  • Demonstrable safety management knowledge including CDM and CSM requirements.
  • Extensive experience of Electrical Engineering design work including the use of relevant software packages.
  • Sufficient safety knowledge to ensure that all designs meet legal safety requirements.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills be able to effectively communicate and report at all levels.
  • A current AC/DC PTS would be advantageous.
  • Previous exposure/experience working TNO/DNO in the provision of Bulk Supply Points (BSP’s) desirable.
Benefits include:
  • 26 days holiday, increasing up to 29 days with length of service
  • Excellent pension, with Siemens matching contributions up to 10% of pensionable salary
  • Performance related bonus package
  • Flexible benefits to suit your personal needs
  • Flexible working policy
  • Investment in personal development and support to membership of professional institutions
About us

We’re Siemens. A collection of over 377,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them. We have offices across the UK, full of hardworking individuals helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us and be a Future Maker?

We’re delighted to hear that you would like to join Siemens. Our people love it here, and we want you to be a part of helping us make real, what matters.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role. We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

What else do you need to know?

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance, pension and other additional benefits. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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