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Project Engineer – Rolling Stock Testing Support





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Competitive rates

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Judy Mitchell

Date posted

7 March, 2019

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Project Engineer – Rolling Stock Testing Support




Competitive rates

Job Description






Project Engineer – Rolling Stock Testing Support



Purpose of the Job

 Responsible for testing and commissioning (T&C) of the Central Operating Section (CCOS).  The Rolling Stock team is responsible for delivery and commissioning of the new Class 345 Units and supporting the T&C team during rolling stock integration testing.  The purpose of this role is to support the rolling stock aspects of the testing and commissioning within the CCOS, including overseeing the analysis of test anomalies and tracking the resolution and implementation of their fixes.


Principal Accountabilities

Work as part of a small triage team based in London.

Work collaboratively with other teams and suppliers to develop and deliver resolution of rolling stock anomalies identified during CCOS testing.

Actively manage Bombardier to ensure they deliver their commitments required to allow the successful testing and commissioning of the CCOS.

Work alongside Testing & Commissioning teams ensuring that any issues are fed-back and suitably addressed.

Highlight any specific Risk and Safety concerns and be actively involved in providing mitigating solutions.

Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to Target Zero principles.

Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times.

Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working.  Encourage and support others to do so too.

Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues.

Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction.  Never knowingly put information or information systems at risk.


Main challenges of the job

Working as part of the multi-organisation Triage Team, providing analysis of issues and facilitating finding solutions. This will include providing an interface between the Triage Team and senior members of the Siemens and Bombardier management team – presenting issues, such that they can be unblocked by senior management;

To communicate and report progress in a concise, timely and accurate manner, keeping the Project Manager well informed.  This ability to communicate is required at a both working level and a senior level

To maintain a high level of flexibility when dealing with changing requirements.

To carefully manage different teams and stakeholders and appropriately handle information of various sensitivities.

To identify issues and offer solutions that may be practically implemented within the environment.


Person Specification

Knowledge of project management of rail delivery projects.

Management ability including knowledge of, risk / issue management, approvals & acceptance, quality and safety matters.  This should include use of issues management tools, such as “top-ten”, pareto analysis, visualisation boards, etc.

Educated to HNC or Degree level in a mechanical, electrical discipline or equivalent.

Membership of a professional engineering, project management or railway operating institution.

Awareness of safety regime within railway industry, railway operations, engineering and manufacturing.

Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills (verbal and written), at all levels.

Strong influencing skills and an effective team player.

Ability to manage internal and external stakeholders and deal with competing interests in an inclusive and pragmatic manner.

Strong delivery ethic, with excellent programme awareness and a commitment for successful delivery to schedule.

Ability to give pragmatic and timely technical support advice to internal and external parties.

To confidently act as the 'face' and represent its interests to the supplier organisation and other bodies.





Judy Mitchell

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