Lead Project Engineer - Data Comms

Job Description

Siemens Mobility inspires the world to move forward more intelligently and sustainably. We’re engineering AI driven, IoT empowered transportation, giving people more freedom and the planet a greener future. And, we’re inspiring the world of work to be more progressive - leading by example in how we support our colleagues in innovating, learning and living.
At Siemens, we’ve introduced the #newnormal where we’re encouraged to work flexibly. It’s all yours to decide what you’re going to achieve, where and how - unlocking your full potential with our unconditional support. Because, as our colleagues will tell you, if there’s anything Siemens is as forward-thinking about as technology, it’s your wellbeing. It’s being agile, understanding you and giving you all you need to thrive. 

About the role
Within Siemens Rail Automation, the evolution of railway signalling and control systems is leading to an architecture of Internet Protocol (IP) networking, based on copper and fibre optic Ethernet standards and a mixture of industrial and commercial grade network hardware.
Reporting to the Lead Project Engineering Manager, the Lead Data Communications Engineer is required to ensure that projects which involve IP network solutions are delivered to the required quality and safety standards and to project timescales. The Lead Data Communication Engineer will be expected to manage IP networking delivery packages on one or more programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in and co-ordinate the safe and efficient planning and progress of IP networking delivery activities in relation to project timeline and budget. Ensure that the development, design, construction and testing requirements are met and effect remedial action when required.
  • Monitor the planning and progress of works in relation to timeline and support the Project Engineering Manager with respect to the dependencies between IP networking activities and those other activities.
  • Support the Project Manager and management team to record the progress of works and ensure that the development, design construction, testing and financial targets are met. Effect remedial action where required.
  • Review and assess the impact of changes to the IP networking system, including all relevant interfaces, and implement changes in a safe & controlled manner.
  • Assist with forecasting the IP networking resources necessary for allocated projects in sufficient time to ensure that they can be provided.
  • Evaluate the quality and technical accuracy of tenders from an IP networking perspective and make recommendations to obtain the best available commercial award for the Company.
  • Presenting/communicating the network architecture and its implications to the project team.
  • Support the definition and controlled implementation of new/evolving company standards around the delivery of IP networks.
  • Ensure that the technical standards are maintained in all aspects of project work, in order that safe and successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved.
  • Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project Safety Plan.
  • Act in the role of Contractors’ Responsible Engineer as directed.
  • Maintain a continuous communication with contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets.
  • Coordinate the engineering activities of sub-contractors.
  • Perform duties as directed by senior management from time to time.

What do I need to qualify for this job?

  • Background of deployment of IP networking projects
  • Demonstrable experience of the technical constraints around copper and fibre optic Ethernet network deployment.
  • Experience of configuration management and how that can be applied in a controlled, safety critical environment.
  • Excellent communications skills, understanding of task time and people management.
  • Strong leadership skills including an ability to drive a team’s performance.
  • Networking/Computing HND or equivalent
  • Member of the IET, IRSE or other recognised professional body.
  • Incorporated Engineer status or working towards.

  • Chartered Engineer status.
  • Experience of deploying networks in a control systems environment
  • Experience in all aspects of Signal and Railway Engineering.
  • Practical experience of the operational requirements of railway construction works.
  • Knowledge of project safety requirements and contract conditions.
  • Hold or be working towards IRSE Project Engineer licence. 

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.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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