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Principal Systems Engineer - ETCS Onboard

Job Description

Siemens Mobility does more than you know. You may associate us with trains or signalling systems. But, the advanced, AI powered transportation and mobility infrastructure we’re developing are actually a driving force for the future of smart cities – and an entirely digitalised world. 

We blended traditional engineering with computer science long ago, and are leading the way in solutions that transform how people move. Green energy and decarbonisation is our goal, as is convenience and connecting with the individual – putting all the information relating to their journey in the palm of their hand.

An opportunity has arisen for a Principal Systems Engineer to join the Rolling Stock team based from Chippenham.


The Role

  • This role is for a Principle Systems Engineer, capable of technically leading and supporting the System Engineering tasks on the various ETCS On-board projects. The Principle Systems Engineer will play a lead role in Customer Requirements Management, management of the technical design risk, the definition of the System and Sub-system Design, and subsequent production of detailed Product Requirements for Project Teams to implement.
  • The Principle Systems Engineer role will contribute to the wider Design Authority teams work streams.
  • The Principle Systems Engineer role will also involve the management of the technical interfaces between the Siemens ETCS system and the internal and external Design Teams ensuring that the technical solutions meet the operational and performance requirements.
  • The jobholder will be capable of building and maintain strong communication links with Global R&D, the Project Delivery Teams, the Design Authority team, the Siemens design, fitment and approval partners and the client, and will be capable of interpreting and influencing their delivery strategy based on the needs of these stakeholders.
  • Success in the role will be measured primarily by the on-time delivery of allocated tasks meeting quality and budget targets as agreed with the Engineering Manager.  The Principle Systems Engineer will be expected to plan their own work within their overall agreed targets.
  • This role will help play a major part in delivering the ETCS on-board systems necessary as the business demands.  The role will focus on all parts of the lifecycle activities of the System Engineering process for all ETCS on-board projects.

Key Accountabilities 
  • Will work closely with colleagues in the bids & tendering team, the engineering team members in the UK and Germany, project groups, the lines of business and heads of technology throughout Siemens, to ensure that the project systems solutions meet our customers’ needs now, and in the future.
  • Will work closely with the on-board train fitment design teams to ensure all project related system constraints are understood and implemented accordingly.
  • Provide key input and ideas to help determine the most appropriate technical, product and commercial solutions within the given geographical and technical environment.
  • Ensure innovation and value engineering is applied to all proposals.
  • A key player within the project organisation.

Specific Skills/Tasks
  • Knowledge and/or experience relating to train carried systems, in particular train control systems & in-cab signalling systems (AWS/TPWS, ETCS, CBTC).
  • Customer Requirements Elicitation, Capture and Analysis.
  • System Requirements Elicitation and Specification.
  • System Design Analysis and Specification.
  • Product Requirements Specification.
  • Management of Interface Risk.
  • Technical Management to support the Design Authority team & internal and external Design teams to achieve coherent design solutions.
  • Ownership of all Technical Interfaces.
  • Product Design Analysis and Specification.
  • Integration of component subsystems into a single system.
  • Analysing and advising on competing technical solutions.
  • Working within a Configuration Control system (including raising and applying Change Requests etc.).
  • Providing estimations for system engineering activities.
  • Progress reporting.
  • The candidate will also be expected to maintain an appreciation of new technologies and their application to support ongoing deliveries.
  • Demonstrates customer focus in all work carried out.
  • Experience of working to industry quality and safety standards.
  • Strong and effective communicator at all levels within the business and in front of new and existing customers.
  • Demonstrates innovative and creative thinking when performing problem solving initiatives.
  • Highly motivated, dependable and self-reliant.

What do I need to qualify for this job?
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) in an engineering, scientific or numerate discipline.
  • Proven track record and experience of working within the rail sector.
  • Experience in providing technical leadership in demanding safety critical environments.
  • Knowledge of the systems engineering life cycle, cost awareness and awareness of processes involved in other engineering disciplines.
  • Able to contribute to continuous process.
  • Experience of working to industry quality and safety standards.
  • A demonstrable broad experience of railway technologies and their application.
  • Experience in mentoring engineers working in a safety-critical development environment.

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 individuals helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

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. #LI-KO #INSMO

Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Full / Part time: Full-time

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