Back

Lead Power Engineer

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.

A new opportunity has arisen for a Lead Power Engineer to join the expanding team based out of the Croydon office. The successful candidate will engineer new solutions or modify existing power distribution systems at 650/415 & 110 volts in support of the safe implementation of railway signalling projects as directed by the Project Engineering Manager.


Key Responsibilities
  • Undertake works package management duties for a number of Railway signalling projects
  • Report on on-site progress and ensure installation is in accordance with the approved designs and also meets client remit
  • Undertake independent review of other projects within the business to access progress and support project team in delivering scope work
  • Ensure that the design, construction and testing targets are met and effective remedial action on power distribution systems as instructed by the Project Engineering Manager
  • Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of power distribution system design, installation and testing work in order that successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved
  • Assist in the preparation of contract specifications for power distribution systems for signalling projects to obtain the best available deal for the Company
  • Perform duties as directed by the Senior Power Engineer from time to time
  • Ensure the design, construction and testing targets are met to ensure successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved
  • Provide leadership/mentorship to local Engineering team
  • Assist project teams with the delivery of power distribution systems at 650/400V and 110V for the safe implementation of signalling systems
  • Preparation of contract specifications for power distribution systems
  • Provide training and briefings to signalling staff
  • Undertake Contractors responsible Engineer (CRE) for Network Rail projects
  • Able to assist in the following:
    • Preparation of estimation and tendering documents
    • Preparation of Project technical and purchase specifications
    • Analysis of customer requirements
    • Attending client interviews

Essential Experience
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical and/or electronic Engineering
  • PTS Certification, or eligibility to attain
  • Knowledge of electrical power engineering principles
  • Understanding of the principles relating to the statutory binding Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Experience of Low Voltage distribution systems (design, installation and testing practices)
  • Experience of designing power distribution systems to BS7671 “Requirements for electrical installations – IEE Wiring Regulation”
  • PC skills
  • Good communications and time management skills
  • Understanding of traditional 650V IT systems for signalling power supplies
  • Understanding of redundant backup power supply systems
  • Working knowledge of Network Rail and British/European Standards
  • Experience of Factory acceptance testing and Site acceptance testing of electrical systems
  • Previous experience as CRE on Network Rail projects
  • Full UK Driving licence

Desirable Experience
  • Chartered Engineer or demonstration of progress towards Chartered Engineer status
  • Working knowledge of electrical installation modelling software packages such as Amtech, Hevacomp, Etap etc.
  • Qualified to inspect and test electrical installations in accordance with City and Guilds 2394/2395
  • Knowledge of LUL Standards
  • Familiarity with supervision, control and monitoring systems, e.g. SCADA, as used with power systems

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.

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

Can't find what you are looking for?

Let's stay connected

Can't find what you are looking for?