Regional Engineer in Nationwide, United Kingdom

Regional Engineer

Location: NW&C Region which consists of three routes – North West, Central and West Coast South

Salary: £90,035 - £101,289

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You will be part of the NW&C Region which consists of three routes – North West, Central and West Coast South – and a regional team supporting Regional Major Programmes & Professional services.

For us, ‘Diversity' means recognising differences between people while valuing the contribution they make. ‘Inclusion’ means creating safe and welcoming workplaces with fair cultures that encourages innovative and fresh ways of thinking.

We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work – we will!

Brief Description

Within the North West & Central Route, we are looking for a Regional Engineer to provide professional engineering leadership for Signalling and Telecommunications engineering including individual and functional capability; strategy; technical advice and guidance; safety, assurance, derogations and non-compliances.

Lead regional business planning for Signalling & Telecommunications that delivers sustainable levels of asset integrity and performance to meet customer requirements and regional/national targets.

Provide a strong customer focus in a multi-disciplinary team, balancing the views of a range of senior stakeholders.

What will you be doing?

• Provide professional engineering leadership for asset engineering teams to deliver the correct application of the appropriate legislation, group and company standards.

• Lead and develop capability of engineers and others involved in managing signalling and telecommunications assets. Showcase and support STEM within regional educational establishments.

• Lead and direct the development of the Signalling and Telecommunications engineering/asset management strategy for the region, aligning it to network engineering and asset policy and standards and the regional performance strategy.

• Provide consistent advice and guidance to the route engineers in the delivery of policy, standards and specifications and assure the delivery of technical briefings for staff engaged in route discipline engineering.

• Define and direct the signalling and telecommunications engineering assurance regime for asset safety, integrity and sustainability, including the verification of asset condition, to manage long-term business risk and optimise asset outcomes in line with regional and network policy. Advise the Regional Exec on the extent to which this is commensurate with the level of business performance the region requires.

• Lead the relationship and interfaces with the Technical Authority including provision of regional expertise to facilitate development of national policy, standards, sharing of best practice and lessons learned nationally.

• Review and approve derogations and non-compliances to standards in compliance with the delegated authority framework. Manage the response to applications outside own delegated authority.

• Lead the provision of continuous improvement to asset policies and standards; and provide feedback to the Technical Authority.

• Lead the assurance of asset specific elements of the regional business plan in line with regional and corporate strategy.

• As one of the two lead regions in the roll out of ETCS re-signalling, pilot research and development opportunities as part of the ETCS roll out nationally, collaborate with other regions and the Systems Authority to guide the future of ETCS re-signalling. Liaise with the DFT to direct the ETCS strategy for the country, and ensure suitability for the region.

Essential

• Registered Engineer at CEng level with the Engineering Council
• Proven experience of successfully managing a large complex and diverse asset base, particularly related to renewals, enhancements and system integration
• Comprehensive knowledge of relevant asset systems, engineering standards and process integrity
• Demonstrate strong customer focus in a multi-disciplinary team
• Proven experience of leading successful negotiations at a senior level and balancing the views of a range of stakeholders
• Proven knowledge of the strategic management of safety

Desirable

• Level 7 under the Regulated Qualification Framework in a relevant engineering discipline
• Fellow of either an appropriate institution or the Institute of Asset Management
• Proven experience in the management of engineering processes, assets and components

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