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Senior Design Engineer

Job Description

Siemens Mobility is pioneering the future of travel. Our purpose is reinventing, refining and revolutionising how people move throughout smarter urban environments and across a more sustainable world. From advanced engineering projects to pushing limits of data and machine learning, we’re changing the global landscape.

You can move with us. Our dynamic career paths are designed for ambitious individuals to discover, develop and achieve more. We ask you to do your best to improve society with us, and in return we promise opportunities to progress in a company where the professionals are at the top of their game. Because the sharing culture, learning resources and scale of our projects will take you to an even higher level than you’re operating at now. 

Reporting to the Lead Design Manager (ETCS), the Lead Design Engineer (Signalling) will direct the activities of the team to achieve the safe implementation of all facets of Digital Signalling projects to the customers’ specifications and agreed project budgets and timescales.  Check that the quality of output from the section is to the required standards and that target dates are achieved.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Assist in the production or verification of Data preparation guides for WESTLOCK data with ETCS overlay and ETCS Level 2 No Signals functionality
  • Produce / verify and maintain a suite of standards / templates / documents to enable the project delivery offices to deliver ETCS schemes.
  • Develop an understanding of how RBC functionality affects WESTLOCK data and develop data solutions where required
  • Direct the preparation of technical details, signalling plans, estimates and working drawings for signalling works within the project team to meet laid down timescales and authorised budget constraints
  • Carry out independent checking of Digital Signalling systems as required, with cognisance of other Digital system requirements
  • 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. Where deviations are needed, raise challenges through the correct channels
  • Support the compliance process by checking evidence demonstrating conformity to the system baseline and requirements / relevant TSI’s
  • Provide functional support and guidance to the Lead Design Engineer(s) and others within the team on all aspects of Digital Signal Design within allocated projects or developments
  • Forecast manpower requirements for all design work to enable allocation of resources to be made
  • Identify the required budget provision for allocated projects to enable sufficient financial authority to be gained
  • 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
  • Maintain a continuous communication with contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets
  • Evaluate the quality and technical accuracy of tenders and make recommendations to obtain the best available commercial award for the Company
  • Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project Safety Plan
  • Focus on individual and team development through the completion of annual performance appraisals, career reviews and through the management of poor performance
  • Act as Contractors’ Responsible Engineer on allocated projects as directed
  • Perform duties as directed by Management from time to time in connection with Digital Signalling design activities

What do I need to qualify for this job?

  • Engineering Degree or HND/HNC minimum
  • Member of the IRSE, IET or other recognised Professional body
  • Significant experience in all aspects of the design and implementation of Railway Signalling Systems
  • Extensive experience in the production and verification of WESTLOCK data
  • Practical experience of the delivery of operational requirements of the railway across a programme of works
  • Good knowledge of Project Safety requirements
  • Good commercial awareness and knowledge of contract conditions
  • Hold IRSE Signalling Principles Designer 
  • Hold IRSE Signalling Design Verifier 
  • Hold or be working towards IRSE Design Manager License
  • Working towards either Chartered Engineer status or preparing to undertake modules of the IRSE Professional Examination


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.

Does creating the ways a new world moves sound like it requires your skills? How about ensuring we do it with net-zero emissions by 2050? Discover a engineering career combining innovation, sustainability and a rare opportunity to shape society at scale.
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.

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Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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