Signal Design Engineer in York, United Kingdom

My client, a UK rail design consultancy have the need for a Signal Design Engineer to join an existing team working on some major rail projects.

Primary Duties:

  • Undertake any work of a technical nature that falls within your ability and competence.
  • Work at any position within a design project team to achieve the project objectives
  • Supervise the work of other staff
  • When required, undertake the roles of Activity Manager and Designer
  • Preparation of safety critical signalling design, plans and technical details, ensuring compliance with all contractual and statutory requirements

Level of Competence: Competent to work under minimum supervision

Reports to: Signal Design Manager (line manager).

Typical Activities:

  • Preparation of engineering solutions, presentation of engineering options
  • Preparation of feasibility studies, outline project specifications and other relevant written documents.
  • Production of signalling layouts (mechanical, relay and solid state).
  • Production of design concepts, drawings, specifications and other technical documents.
  • Production checking of team’s work prior to independent check.
  • Site visits and correlation surveys, inspection of equipment and condition monitoring, including mentoring of junior staff in these activities.
  • Undertaking design office cover during commissioning works.
  • Delivery of work (personal workload and that of suppliers and technicians under the Job Holder’s control) to programme, budget and specification
  • Mentoring of junior staff within the Section
  • Planning, monitoring and reporting of project resources, billable hours and delivery timescales
  • Ensure that design is effectively produced using the CAD system in accordance with office procedures.
  • Updating of designs and records.
  • Client and third party liaison
  • Representing the company on technical matters.
  • Marketing and business development.

Qualifications:

  • HNC/HND or equivalent but relevant experience may be accepted in lieu
  • IRSE Designer Licence
  • Corporate Membership of the IRSE (desirable)

Experience:

A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the design of signalling layouts, with a good knowledge of conventional interlocking technologies and the interfaces to computer based systems. A good knowledge of rail industry practice and familiarity with railway standards is essential.

IT Skills: The Jobholder should be conversant with the use of MS Office suite. The Jobholder should also be capable of the production of drawings using Microstation.

Site Skills: PTS is a preferred of the role.

Location: The position is office/home based, but may require visits to clients, suppliers, third parties and work sites as required.

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