Principal Control Command and Communications Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Principal Control Command and Communications Engineer

The post-holder will provide competent and timely professional and technical expertise necessary to support RSSB’s delivery of standards projects that form part of the Control, Command Signalling Standards Committee (CCS SC) Strategy, covering new and existing control, command signalling (CCS) technologies.

This requires the post-holder to:

  • Lead and work with relevant engineering and operational specialists to develop CCS requirements, rationale and guidance in the context of the railway system covering CCS technical systems
  • Lead and support the application of appropriate requirements capture techniques
  • Facilitate industry consensus on emerging requirements, rationale and guidance.
  • Author new and revised standards in accordance with the Standards Code and Manual and RSSB style guides, including Railway Group Standards and non-mandatory standards produced by RSSB, together with TSIs and ENs (to the extent that RSSB has a mandate to support their development)
  • Support delivery of industry projects, including RSSB research, covering new and existing CCS technologies
  • Provide specialist support within the CCC discipline for accreditation services provided by RSSB to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver CCS requirements, rationale and guidance that are complete, accurate, well written and compliant with the standards code and manual.
  • Provide timely and comprehensive technical support to help RSSB deliver research and innovation.
  • Provide timely and comprehensive technical support to RSSB members in line with reasonable requests.
  • Influence an improved level of understanding within RSSB and across the wider industry of the role of requirements in supporting the achievement of technical compatibility and safe integration.
  • Represent RSSB through membership of relevant industry committees, including technical committees and mirror groups facilitated by RSSB and others. Chair industry meetings as required.
  • Identify opportunities for and implement improved methodologies for developing requirements and research.
  • Work in conjunction with Standards Policy department to ensure that the solutions developed, or documents drafted, comply with the relevant decision-making criteria for the environment in which they are made.
  • Provide direction, advice and coaching to develop direct reports. Resolve technical issues for matters escalated by direct reports.
  • Report progress and provide technical direction and advice to project managers and the Professional Head of CCC on progress made on individual projects.
  • Act as Professional Head of CCC on an interim basis as required.
  • Ensure that the means of achieving improvements (for example safety, technical and/or economic) are sought through the identification of technical opportunities and by monitoring technical development and international best practise.

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience.
  • A chartered engineer with substantial experience in a senior role within the rail industry
  • A Member of the Institution of Railway Signalling Engineers or similar, working towards being a Fellow of the Institution.
  • A comprehensive level of experience in Railway Command, Control and Signalling Systems
  • A broad understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in which RSSB operates, including the Railways Interoperability Directive, Technical Specification for Interoperability for CCS, the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations and the Railway Group Standards Code and Standards Manual
  • Excellent communication skills including strong presentation skills
  • The ability to understand technical documents
  • Excellent facilitation skills and the ability to influence and negotiate and collaborate with senior stakeholders at all levels to explain the results of work
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to assimilate information and abstract ideas.

Please click the 'Apply' button to complete your application on the RSSB website.

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