Design Verifier in Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

A new opportunity for a Signalling Design Verifier role is based within our Signalling design centers around the UK. These centres of excellence undertake Signalling Design and System Engineering activities that support Signalling Design Projects within the SS&I business.

Our Signalling projects use the wide range of Alstom signalling technologies ranging from SMARTLOCK 400T system, Modular Control Systems and VHLC (Vital Harmon Logic Controller). The projects are multidiscipline, complex and are strategically important to our clients. Our engineering teams are supporting some of the most significant projects within the UK, including Resignalling, Enhancement projects and the digital railway initiative.

Role overview

Produce, deliver and verify safety related Signalling design deliverables at a principle and system level in accordance with the client specific requirements, appropriate railway standards, technical constraints and Alstom company procedures liaising with the Designer Delivery Manager or Responsible Engineer.

Produce and verify delivery strategies, Hazard identification, risk analysis, subcontract specifications, tendering and estimates, system definition, requirements capture, compliance management, safety assurance activities, project programme, commissioning support, design investigations, handback and project closeout.

Key responsibilities

  • Production, Verification and Validation of safety related Signalling design deliverables at a principle and system level in accordance with project programme, budgetary and technical requirements
  • Production, Verification and Validation of safety related Signalling design deliverables at a principle and system level in accordance with appropriate railway standards, technical constraints, health and safety legislation, Alstom company procedures, CDM Regulations, and CSM procedures
  • Production, Verification and Validation of generic design solutions to meet Signalling requirements
  • Identify, capture and validate Signalling requirements
  • Support the Responsible Engineer with the identification of operational risks, construction risk, maintenance risk and system risk within design
  • Verify and Validate Signalling Design deliverables against all safety requirements
  • Identify best practice signalling processes as part of a continual improvement plan to increase efficiency and minimize cost of non-quality and technical / delivery risk
  • Leading small design teams and the production of design packages
  • Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work
  • Co-operating as far as is reasonably practicable, with any statutory requirement placed on the company. Ensure that you do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of safety or welfare
  • Identifying and communicating (to the Alstom Design Management team) any perceived shortcomings in Health and Safety arrangements, situations or processes that are considered to be serious or which may present dangers to yourself or others
  • Working on safety critical or safety related activities only where this complies with relevant competence or authority to work, or implementing and documenting a robust mentorship plan
  • Maintaining competencies and ensuring that IRSE Licence and Authority To Work are accurate and up to date
  • Mentor, coach and train other Designers including IRSE assessments when required to support the businesses sustainability plan

Essential Requirements

  • Application of Signalling Verification and Design Process at a principle and system level
  • Application of CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations)
  • Application of the RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board)
  • Application of Network Rail Standards (or equivalent)
  • Verification of risk assessments
  • Knowledge of CSM (Common Safety Method)
  • Understanding of railway construction methods and materials on complex projects
  • Awareness of ORR (Office of Rail & Road)
  • Possesses effective communication skills
  • Computer skills including CAD
  • Able to produce and verify electrical and electronic circuits, data sheets and specifications
  • Time management and time keeping
  • Management of task priorities
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Awareness of project commercial and financial processes
  • Awareness of requirements capture
  • IRSE 1.1.160 IRSE Signalling Design Verifier
  • HNC/HND in an engineering discipline

Desirable attributes may include:

  • Valid PTS (Personal Track Safety) Certificate
  • Membership of the IRSE (Institute of Railway Signalling Engineers)
  • BSc or BEng degree level education in an engineering discipline
  • 1.145 Signalling Design Manager licence

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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