Systems Engineer - Interface Management in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Systems Engineer - Interface Management

Birmingham and London

Competitive salary

Interested in transforming UK Rail? Do you have an understanding of Systems Engineering and ability to provide specialist technical support and leadership to project development and delivery teams? Do you have the ability to influence and manage stakeholders effectively at various levels and from different parts of the wider organisation?

At HS2, we’re leaving a legacy for future infrastructure projects. Delivering HS2 will enable the shift from road and air to rail, improving the quality of the air we breathe and supporting the transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

Come and join us on our journey!

As a Systems Engineer – Interface Management, you will implement and improve HS2’s technical Interface Management capability across the whole HS2 organisation, working closely with the delivery teams to enable effective integration across disciplines and delivery phases and to ensure a common approach to the management of HS2’s technical interfaces is established and maintained. The role will work within HS2’s core Prime System Integrator (PSI) function controlling and de-risking PSI interfaces.

You’ll join the team developing and improving HS2’s Interface Management capability, making it fit for the delivery of the Railway Systems contracts whilst ensuring suitable resources, tools and processes are in place.

About the role:

  • Implement the HS2-wide interface management framework to develop and improve HS2’s Interface Management capability, making it fit for the delivery of the Railway Systems contracts whilst ensuring suitable resources, tools and processes are in place.
  • Drive the resolution of technical interfaces escalated to the Prime System Integrator in liaison with the wider Chief Engineer’s group and Project Engineering teams to ensure the integrity of the HS2 system baseline is protected.
  • Develop and provide data-driven interface reporting to enable the pro-active management and mitigation of technical risks and effective decision making within HS2 in its role as the Prime System Integrator (PSI).
  • Work as part of the System Design team on the risk mitigation of technical interfaces identified for PSI oversight to drive down HS2’s overall system integration risk exposure.
  • Train and provide guidance to the interface engineers/managers across the HS2 organisation to ensure they have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver interface management objectives set out in the framework.
  • Be a Super User for HS2’s Interface Management Tool Relatics and provide training and support to the wider organisation incl. HS2’s supply chain.
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement and use best practice to identify opportunities for efficiencies across the delivery teams. Identify further Page 3 of 6 improvements to Relatics to enable effective and efficient interface management across all delivery entities. Identify and scope opportunities for further integration of data with wider System Integration team.
  • Identify and prioritise interface issues so they can be resolved at the appropriate level and in a timely manner, including the preparation of change papers where governance panel decision are required.
  • Conduct audits of the application of interface management process within HS2 and the supply chain.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

About You:

  • Systems Engineering skills and ability to provide specialist technical support and leadership to project development / delivery teams,
  • Ability to influence and manage stakeholders effectively at various levels and from different parts of the wider organisation
  • Experience of managing competing project and engineering demands, with cost and schedule implications on any engineering projects/ programmes
  • Data analytics and reporting skills
  • Understanding of railway operations and maintenance and engineered sub-systems (i.e. railway systems, rolling stock, stations in particular) and how they typically integrate and interface.
  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

We operate broad pay scales for all our roles to enable us to fulfil our commitments to inclusivity and career development. Final package is dependent on individual knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, we offer a range of competitive benefits - check them out in the Benefits section on our website.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential. In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

Closing date: 16 May 2022.

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