Principal Control Systems Engineer

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Control Systems Engineer to join our Control Systems team within the Siemens Mobility Limited, Rail Infrastructure business in Croydon.

Our Team and what we do:

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

Rail Infrastructure offers a wide range of systems for signaling, control, communications and electrification for main line, regional, metro and light rail infrastructure applications. By bringing together the combined expertise of UK and Germany, we offer complete infrastructure solutions tailored for our market. Siemens’ dedicated rail infrastructure team is fully committed to delivering an efficient, reliable, safe and green railway.

Our expansion is being driven by customer demand for our cutting-edge advanced route setting systems that resolve train conflicts and delays far in advance to allow corrective action to be undertaken in a controlled and planned manner.

Your role, and what you’ll be doing:

In this role you will work on railway signalling projects throughout the full project life cycle, working in partnership with the multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary team. This is from the early stages of bids and tenders, specification, system design, through validation, testing, approvals and installation, to on-going customer support.

As the Principal Control Systems Engineer for the Croydon team, you will manage a team of engineers from junior to senior levels to guide them through the implementation of projects to deliver a technical solution which meets the customers’ needs and complies with industry specifications.

What will be my Responsibilities?

  • Manage the delivery of control systems engineering work-packages across several projects.
  • Allocation of team members to work packages for the preparation of engineering plans, specifications, and control system design to ensure these are delivered to time, quality, and cost parameters.
  • Direct and carry out independent checking of control systems as required.
  • Provide management support and guidance to the Control Systems Engineers within the team on all aspects of control systems design within allocated projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of technical details, specifications, and tenders for Control Systems projects
  • Monitor the progress of works and ensure that the development, design, construction and testing requirements are met and effect remedial action when required.
  • Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work in order that successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved.
  • Evaluate the quality and technical accuracy of tenders and make recommendations to obtain the best available commercial award for the Company.
  • Maintain a continuous communication with contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets.
  • On allocated projects participate in the planning, programming, and monitoring of resources to meet timeline requirements and targets.
  • Forecast resource requirements necessary for allocated projects in sufficient time to ensure that they can be provided.
  • Monitor and control budgets for allocated work packages.
  • Direct testing and commissioning of Control Systems as required.
  • Conduct regular performance appraisal of key staff and manage their performance.
  • Act as mentor to the engineering community and promote personal development via Continuous Professional Development and Personal Development Plans.
  • Ensure staff have the appropriate IRSE licences and Safety Certification.
  • Where appropriate act in the role of Contractors' Responsible Engineer as directed.

What Qualifications, Skills and Experience do I need?

  • Degree, HND or HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  • Membership of IRSE or other relevant Engineering Institution.
  • Proven experience in the design and implementation of Railway Control Systems.
  • Signalling system or Railway Control Systems data preparation and design experience.
  • Experience of running projects to a programme whilst being responsible for planning and forecasting progress.
  • Experience in managing a team of people covering multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent understanding of task, time, and people management skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills to manage multiple demands and work packages.
  • Good customer and commercial awareness.

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
  • Flexible benefits to suit your personal needs
  • Flexible working policy
  • Investment in personal development and support to membership of professional institutions

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.

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.

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. #LI-SM1

Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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