Principal Engineer Technologist in York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

A new opportunity has arisen for a Principal Engineer Technologist in York, you will lead teams in the development, introduction and delivery of Signalling processes and tools and into the UK market. This portfolio currently includes SMARTBENCH, SMARTCERT, Data Validation Tool, SML Support System and Test Environment, SML auto testing and Enhanced Technical Assurance Process. The role involves the capturing of requirements, process and tool development and/or adaptation for the UK market, process and tool introduction (including supporting the product acceptance process where applicable), configuration and testing as part of project delivery.

Role overview

Responsible for leading the delivery of configuration for signalling systems in the UK and Ireland including MCS, VHLC / ElectroLogIXS, SMARTLOCK data (scheme and VIXL data), SMARTLOCK systems (support system and test environment) and automated production and testing services.

Responsible leading the development and / or improvement of tools and processes within the business including requirements capture, planning, specifications, design, implementation, testing and roll out. Ensure that tools and processes remain fit for purpose and enable continuous improvement of them by leading regular reviews and proactively suggesting and implementing improvements.

Key responsibilities

  • Management of allocated development or project delivery work packages to quality, cost and delivery objectives.
  • Production of business cases and presentations to internal and external customers
  • Lead the development of new tools and systems solutions.
  • Liaise with other engineering groups on issues.
  • Provide tools and processes input to tenders.
  • Lead the delivery / improvement of Signalling tools and processes
  • Ensure activities are delivered on time and to budget
  • Managerial responsibility for small teams including appraisals
  • Manage signalling tools and processes integration, project deliverables and validation of technical documentation.
  • Mentorship of other staff within the Alstom signalling business
  • Driving improvements in processes and tools within the Alstom signalling business
  • Undertake day to day management, annual appraisals and proactive development of allocated staff
  • Ensure IRSE logbook and Authority to Work is maintained and regularly reviewed
  • Work with the Tools and Process Manager to establish matters of best practice.
  • Attendance at business and technical briefings.

Essential Requirements

  • MSc or BSc level education in an engineering related subject
  • IRSE Designers Licence (1.1.510)
  • Detailed knowledge of signalling design process
  • Experience in team leadership / people management
  • Effectively communicating with external customers and clients
  • Ability to carry out configuration works on at least two of the following systems
  • MCS
  • VHLC / ElectroLogIXS
  • SMARTLOCK (scheme and VIXL data)
  • SMARTLOCK (support system and test environment)
  • Automated production and testing services

OR

Ability to write software in at least one of the following languages

  • NET
  • C#.NET
  • C++

Desirable Requirements

  • IRSE Engineering managers licence
  • Charted status with IRSE, BCS or IET
  • Detailed knowledge of signalling works testing process
  • Detailed knowledge of signalling systems (MCS, VHLC \ ElectroLogIXS, SMARTLOCK)
  • Detailed knowledge of software development process

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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