Lead Design Engineer

Job Description

The Lead Design Engineer will direct and support activities to achieve the safe implementation of signalling projects to the customer’s specifications and timescales agreed.. The LDE will have experience of signaling design and be considered competent in the production of complex design, specification writing, or the checking of design.

What are my responsibilities?
  • The Lead Design Engineer will usually undertake a role as a Design Manager for minor works, producer or specifier of complex design or a checker of design
  • Ensure that the technical standards are maintained in all aspects of signalling design work, in order that safe and successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved
  • Participate in and monitor the planning and progress of works in relation to timeline and budget and ensure that the development, design, construction and testing requirements are met and effect remedial action when required
  • Provide support and input to Project Managers, Project Engineers and the Engineering Manager on allocated projects
  • Assist with forecasting the overall design resources and key skills necessary for allocated projects in sufficient time to ensure that they can be provided
  • Direct such training as may be required including the briefing in of new technical instructions, procedures, handbooks and Signalling Principles
  • Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project Safety Plan
  • Perform duties as directed by management from time to time
What do I need to qualify for this job?
  • Principles Design licence or Design Verifier licence with supporting Design licence (essential)
  • Safety culture aware – to be able to influence and develop an existing safety culture to latest generation thinking and practice, for both technical and operational safety (essential)
  • Supportive of a consistent company-wide approach to continuous improvement (essential)
  • Personal drive, good communication skills, enthusiasm and support for company goals (essential)
  • Must be willing to fill gaps in own knowledge and experience through taking a pro-active approach to learning, and seeking information from within and outside the company (essential)
  • Incorporated Engineer status
  • To have passed four modules in the IRSE Professional Examinations
  • A1 Assessor Qualification  
  • Member of the IET, IRSE or other recognised professional body
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 talented individual’s helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us?
We’re excited to hear that you would like to join us here at 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 and pension. 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

Full / Part time: Full-time

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