Signalling Design Manager/CRE in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Signalling Design Manager/CRE

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Single job with flexible work locations

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

To act as a Signalling Design Manager, leading one of our regional signalling teams. The post holder will undertake the role of CRE, review, verify and/or lead the production of signalling design as part of a dedicated signalling design team, as well as provide guidance and leadership to staff within their and other teams.

With a comprehensive understanding of the technical and business aspects of the rail-signalling industry, the Signalling Designer Manager will lead the signalling design working in multi-disciplinary project teams, providing strong technical support to the discipline in terms of production, verification and mentoring. Support the Regional Director and Professional Head of Signalling with additional duties as required such as, resource management, continuing professional development of their team, progress/programme reporting, tendering new works, production of guidance notes etc. They will have strong knowledge of signalling design and interlocking principles, Network Rail standards, components and fabrication methods as well as hands-on experience managing the production, checking and approval of feasibility, outline and/or detailed signalling principles design and calculations.

Engagement with other staff necessary to discharge these duties will be as follows:

  • Project and Quality Delivery: Project Director, Project Manager, Project Engineer

  • Staff Development: Professional Head of Discipline

  • Client Engagement: Project Director, Work Winning team, Project Manager

  • Resource Management: Project Manager, Project Directors, Professional Head of Discipline

  • Cross Business Line: Local or regional management, Professional Head of Discipline

Key Responsibilities:

Project and Quality Delivery/Staff Development

  • Manage all signalling activities undertaken by their team, in accordance with client and governance requirements for signalling and associated projects

  • Review and lead the delivery of signalling projects to deliver to defined timescales

  • Bid preparation to support/lead tendering of new works

  • Mentor junior members of the signalling discipline

  • Maintain knowledge of current practices, processes, standards and emerging technologies in relation to the signalling discipline

  • Familiarity with multiple interlocking types such as RRI, E10k, mechanical, SSI etc.

  • Knowledge of railway systems and related operating practices, along with their key interactions with other railway assets

  • Lead the production of, review and approve for construction of signalling designs and documentation at a consistent and acceptable level of quality

  • Partake in lessons learned reviews and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement

  • Ensure that the technical and engineering management processes and procedures for the delivery of discipline outputs are followed

  • Present complex technical solutions to client

  • Participate in development of technical proposals

  • Ensure that all skills and technical competence supporting documentation is kept up to date for self and team, e.g. IRSE licence, IRSE log book, Authority to Work, Company CV, mandatory training etc.

  • Manage the resources within the team, liaising with other team leads, Professional Head of Discipline and project management as appropriate

  • Work closely with the Professional Head of Discipline and Regional Director to support them with all appropriate tasks

Health, Safety and Environmental

  • Taking reasonable care of own health and safety and of anyone else who could be affected by own acts or omissions

  • Correctly using the work items provided, including personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instruction

  • Giving full co-operation in all matters relating to health and safety

  • Compliance with the Company’s Drugs and Alcohol Policy

  • Observing the requirements of the Group Health and Safety Policy

  • Promote health and safety best practice to Discipline teams though regular team briefs

  • Ensure that procedures and systems are in place so that all projects are undertaken in a safe manner and project designs are compliant with health and safety legislation.

  • Taking an active part in monthly HSQE meetings through sharing relevant health & safety information with others and identifying and prioritising HSQE issues that affect rail and the wider business

  • Reporting on unforeseen risks that may emerge during the course of their work using the appropriate systems

  • Identify and manage risks throughout the design process and project lifecycle

  • Ensure all of their team understands their responsibilities relating to health & safety and that the policy statement and guiding principles are communicated and understood

Growth and Management

  • Undertake the line management of a regional signalling team

  • Work with the Professional Head of Discipline to develop a plan for growth for their regional team, feeding into the overall discipline plan

  • Ensure that a plan for Training and Development for their team is in place and monitored

  • Ensure that appropriate levels of mentorship and guidance are being provided

  • Be visible across all offices where staff in their team are located and provide an appropriate level of leadership

  • Chair team meetings to discuss project issues and progress, competency and continuing professional development updates, resourcing etc.

  • Be actively involved in the recruitment of staff by the identification of resource gaps and ensure that these gaps are filled with appropriately skilled and experienced staff

  • Provide management reports as required

  • Assist the Professional Head of Discipline in developing a culture of technical excellence by driving a right first-time approach

Client Engagement

  • Ensure that Case Studies are produced and appropriately filed at project close out

Minimum Requirements

  • Holder of 1.1.550 Signalling Principles Designer, 7.8.110E Engineering Manager (Design) or 7.8.220E Senior Engineering Manager (Design) licence, and/or registered with professional engineering institution (IRSE, IET etc.) at IEng or CEng.

  • Experience of acting as Signalling Design CRE

  • Experience of leading the delivery of signalling design as part of multi-disciplinary rail systems projects

  • Experience of managing a team’s resources

  • Commitment to professional development and retaining the highest standard of signalling design technical skills

  • The ability to be able to work in a number of differing consultancy environments and situations across the project lifecycle

  • Maintain good communication and cooperation with all project team members, with the ability to communicate at all levels and the demonstrated ability to have a senior role within a team

  • Understanding and experience of working within project budgets whilst maintaining the delivery of high-quality outputs

  • Commitment to delivery to internal and external clients, with the view towards timeliness, reliability, safety and accuracy of completed tasks

  • Experienced in the use of all MS Office packages

  • Demonstrated knowledge of UK signalling principles

  • Excellent knowledge of signalling systems of all generations

  • Understanding of CDM regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Holder of 1.1.160v6 Signalling Design Verifier

  • IRSE Competence and Workplace Assessor

  • Institution membership; IRSE, IET etc

  • Institution registration; IEng, CEng etc (if in addition to applicable IRSE licence)

  • Experience of acting as Contractor’s Engineering Manager

  • Holder of PTS

  • Engineering qualification; Degree, HND, HNC etc

  • Experienced in the use of common data environments such ProjectWise

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263773BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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