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Judy Mitchell





Engineering Manager – HV Power (Traction & Non-Traction)




Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the role is to support the Project Manager to discharge the technical component of his duties under the contracts in the delivery of HV traction power systems and HV non-traction power systems.


Principal Accountabilities – General


Part of the Chief Engineer’s Group and supporting the Manager of Engineering, the Project Manager and other team members on a frequent and detailed basis

Ensure that all technical interfaces within scoped areas and at works contract boundaries are appropriately managed through Interface communication protocols. Promote the identification, tracking and resolution / closure of interfaces with all interfacing parties including other systemwide contract packages, stations, shafts, portals and tunnels

Attend design reviews and general interface meetings as necessary.

Manage the resolution of technical issues arising on site.

Lead on management / resolution of interface issues trackers

Lead the close out of all design assurance deliverables and obtain all associated design assurance certification.

Work closely with Rail for London (RfL) to resolve all their outstanding issues.

Support the PM in the change control process

For any agreed changes, monitor and report on the design and testing deliverables such that the design is delivered on time and to budget, meeting requirements

For any agreed changes, clarify the interface arrangements such that other disciplines are supplied with information to allow their progression

Coordinate the supply of sourced technical information to the Contractors’ designers and sub-contractors to allow the programme to progress

ICDs and IRSs: expedite design, construction and testing ICDs and IRSs to ensure these are kept up-to-date and signed off by all parties

EWNs / RFIs / NCRs: expedite production of, and responses to, Early Warning Notices (EWNs) / Requests For Information (RFIs) and Non Conformance Reports (NCR) as required. Work with team members to ensure that the client responds promptly, accurately and comprehensively

Risk Management: working with other team members, pursue a structured approach to effective management of risks as set out in the risk management policy

Provide input to reports on Contractor performance on progress and technical issues

Work with team members to ensure that the company is discharging its duties under the CDM Regulations 2015, complying with the management arrangements for CDM, within their area of responsibility

Expedite resolution of engineering issues

Provide guidance, direction and briefing to the Contractors

Expedite acceptance of the Contractor’s designs by the relevant Heads of Discipline (HoD’s), maintaining the integrity of the project requirements and the project programme

Expedite the coordination, facilitation and management of interfaces, including third party interfaces, both internal and external

Work with team members to ensure the Contractor develops and maintains the necessary Design Logs and Hazard Logs to form part of close out handover documentation.

Participate in reviews of the Contractor’s compliance with their responsibilities, as designers, to satisfy Employer’s Requirements and Standards, including Undertakings & Assurances, Environmental requirements, CDM obligations

Participate in reviews of Contractor’s progress and compliance including Contractor technical submissions

Promote effective engineering processes e.g. IDRs, SDRs, Gate Reviews, CDM Risk Reviews etc

Manage the delivery and review of documentation provided to support the Engineering Safety Management and System Engineering (including Requirements. Configuration, RAMS, EMC, HF etc.) requirements arising from the works

Maintain good communications and process links (in accordance with agreed process maps and communication matrices) to optimise design development, implementation, testing and commissioning.

Support the Assumptions Log/s for the contract / discipline area. Work with others to identify, list and maintain up to date the Assumptions Tracker for the contract/discipline

Support the HODs in their ownership and execution of the Verification Activity Plans (VAPs). Ensure representation from the team at appropriate test points identified in the VAP

Support HODs and Lead Reviewers to ensure comments on contractor submissions are appropriate

Work with team members to ensure the Contractor develops and maintains the necessary Hazard Logs to form part of close out handover documentation

Work with team members and contractor staff to prepare comprehensively for all design Gate reviews. Expedite the closure of post Gate conditions / observations

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

Cooperate 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


Principal Accountabilities – Particular for Systemwide Issues

Responsible for managing the resolution of technical issues and deliverables for the HV traction power and HV non-traction power systems and the co-ordination with other systems (e.g. LV systems provided at Stations, Shafts and Portals, and SCADA provided by C660).

Responsible for managing the delivery of Engineering Safety Management, System Engineering and Assurance deliverables for the HV traction power and HV non-traction power systems.

Main challenges of the job

Expediting submission of contractors’ compliant engineering deliverables to time and budget.

Management of the design configuration and integration of the scoped asset with others.

Management of the process for Contractors' Technical Assurance of the designs.

Timely resolution of interface issues, each with different priorities, programme requirements etc.

The volume, speed and variety of the issues to be addressed.

Meeting the engineering safety management and assurance requirements.


Person Specification

A Chartered Engineer or equivalent, with proven relevant HV electrical engineering experience in a railway environment

Professional qualifications in electrical engineering or an associated discipline

A comprehensive understanding of the issues affecting railway systems and in particular the key interfaces and integrations of these systems during the design, construction, test / commissioning and operation stages of a railway

A good working knowledge of the UK railway industry and the design, development and assurance processes

Knowledge of HV systems testing and commissioning

Good knowledge of construction planning and logistics

Experience in the management of leading consultants and staff

Excellent inter-personal skills with proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidiscipline management team

Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills





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Pay Rates

Please note: Rates are correct at time of posting and are an approximate indication only. Rates are subject to change