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This opportunity is part of the East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP) team. Government funding in excess of £1Bn in digital signalling has been announced by the Transport secretary in July 2022 for the ECDP Framework. This involves deploying state of the art European Train Control System technology on the East Coast Mainline, creating the next generation railway. It will transform the capability of the south section of the East Coast Main Line, one of Britain’s busiest rail routes, improving performance and safety through the introduction of digital signalling. The programme is split into 12 phases, to be delivered by 2030. This programme is a once in a generation opportunity to improve and transform how the railway works for passenger and freight users.
This programme is the first deployment of digital signalling on an intercity main line railway in the UK and lays the foundation for further deployment across the network, creating a more capable and more efficient railway.
The programme is trail blazing a new path for Network Rail and its suppliers, as well as train and freight operating companies to collaboratively work together in a transformative and collaborative industry model. This is also a step change for Network Rail working to a thin client model, with many responsibilities discharged to Siemens Mobility and the wider supply chain. This allows for a higher level of transparency between organisations and more agile promotion of best practice.
Reporting to the Lead Design Manager for the Digital Trackside), the Design Engineer (RBC Designer – Digital Trackside) will direct and support activities to achieve the safe implementation of RBC data within a digital project, ensuring the customer’s specifications and agreed timescales are met. Also, the Design Engineer shall ensure the output meets the system requirements and that target dates are achieved.
What are my responsibilities?
- Assist in the production of RBC Design for ETCS Level 2 Overlay and ETCS Level 2 No Signals schemes
- Assist in the production of RBC Data for ETCS Level 2 Overlay and ETCS Level 2 No Signals schemes
- Develop an understanding of how RBC functionality affects WESTLOCK data and develop data solutions where required.
- Interpret RBC Design inputs such as Electronic Data Generation Plans and Behaviour Tables to produce RBC design and RBC data
- Monitor the progress of works and ensure that the timescales for development, design construction, testing and Integration 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.
- Ensure conformity to the system baseline by documenting evidence to requirements / relevant TSI’s to support the compliance process
- Participate in planning and programming of resources to meet the requirements of allocated projects. Identify the required programme provision for allocated projects to enable target dates to be maintained
- Perform duties as directed by management from time to time, including site works
- Safety responsibility in terms of Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project Safety Plan
What do I need to qualify for this job?
- HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering or equivalent (essential)
- Previous experience in Railway Signalling Systems (essential)
- IRSE Designer License 1.1.130 (or working toward)
- Previous experience / appreciation of ETCS functionality.
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