ERTMS Consultant in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

ERTMS Consultant

Start Date: ASAP
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £50-£70k Dependant on Experience

Company Background

MB Rail Consultancy is a small consultancy based in Edinburgh and operating in the UK Rail Industry. With a friendly and open approach to business and client relationships we value work life balance whilst providing an unparalleled service. Our core field is Engineering and Safety Management representing Railway Operator clients in Network Change projects to ensure their needs are met by Network Rail and its contractors.

Job Description

This role is a Consultant working on the National Freight ETCS project interacting with Network Rail, the ETCS Equipment Supplier, and all Freight Operators.

The role is spread across Operations and Engineering disciplines with a focus on Safety, PIU and Engineering Change.

Over time there may be other projects to which the candidate is suited and allocated to furthering the Company’s aims of maintaining a diverse client portfolio.

The main tasks will be:

• Technical Secretary to the Operations Group:
o Take Minutes of Meetings
o Assist the Chair in guiding the meeting
o Create technical papers and problem statements to assist the group
o Assist with Putting into Use documentation

• Support the Operations and Engineering Groups in the review of:
o Design drawings
o Safety and Assurance outputs

• Creating Documentation to Assist the Engineering Group
o Technical Queries to Suppliers
o Responses to Technical notes and Queries from Suppliers
o Assurance Documentation for information submitted to NR Suppliers
o Assist with Engineering Change process documentation
• Act as Chair of Meetings to cover Leave of MBRC staff in Operations and Engineering Groups

Note: MBRC staff are already present in the Operations group (Assurance & PIU process lead) and the Engineering Group (Chair & Engineering Assistant)

Location

The base location will be Edinburgh, however there is a significant amount of travel to London and the Midlands (roughly 50% of days worked). Therefore, the candidate must be willing to travel within the UK including overnight stays during the week where required.

Requirements

The successful candidate must have experience with the Rail Industry and:
• Experience in Writing Safety & Technical Documentation
• Experience in Reading technical drawings
• Knowledge of Hazard Identification (HazIds)
• Knowledge of Risk Assessment
• Knowledge of Common Safety Method Regulations (CSM)
• Knowledge of Technical Standards for Interoperability as relates to locomotives (TSIs)
• Knowledge of Process for Approval for Placing into Service (APIS)
• Knowledge of Railway Undertaking processes for Placing into Use (PIU)
• Knowledge of Railway Undertaking processes for Engineering Change
• Awareness of Railway Locomotive Maintenance
• Awareness of Railway Operations

In addition, the following traits are required:

• Excellent work ethic
• Self-motivating
• A drive for continuous professional development
• Lateral and creative thinking
• Ability to work unsupervised

Desirable

In addition, it would be of benefit if the candidate has prior experience of:

• ETCS on board equipment
• Freight Operators
• Network Rail Projects

Education & Experience

Either:

• Degree 2:1 or above in a STEM field, preferably Engineering.
• 7 Years’ Rail Industry experience in a relevant role

Or:

• 10 Years’ Rail Industry experience in a relevant role

Annual Leave

• 35 days annual leave including 2 weeks shutdown for Christmas

If this role sounds of interest and you have the required qualifications and skills, please submit your CV by clicking the 'Apply' button.

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