Head of Systems Integration - Rail in London, London, United Kingdom

Head of Railway Systems Integration - London - £100-130k plus package

Lead and direct the railway systems design and integration to develop the system level requirements to support the delivery of the Client's overall Project Requirements and associated system interface requirements with the conventional rail network. Develop the strategy and processes needed to support delivery of railway system procurement, the commissioning process and the assurance activities necessary for technical validation. Provide engineering oversight and guidance to the delivery phases for railway system engineering.

Accountabilities -

* Lead the Client's Systems Integration and Contractors in the integration of the Client's railway to ensure the establishment of clear integrated requirements baselines for all products prior to commencement of design.
* Coordinate integration activities between various disciplines including Main Works Civil, Stations, Railway Systems, Rolling Stock and the Conventional Rail Network.
* Support the Director of Railway Systems in the delivery of the Railway Systems Contractors cross-system functionality
* Review Integration Risks, ensure mitigation strategies are developed and implemented in a timely manner.
* Work with Programme Management teams to ensure that Client's project phases are delivered in accordance with technical and schedule requirements
* Define requirements for Systems Integration Facility, operating processes and procedures
* Provide a suite of System Architectures that demonstrate physical, logical, and procurement integration
* Definition and management of interface process and system design between Main Works Civil, Stations, Railway Systems, Rolling Stock and the Conventional Rail Network
* Undertake multi-disciplinary analysis of Contractors system designs to determine compliance with our Client's integration specifications and standards
* Review Contractors integration plans, integration reports and test procedures
* Provide technical advice and guidance concerning those aspects of system integration across the Client including the provision of technical advice to the designers of the project, procurement and management of consultants.
* In association with Railway System and Rolling Stock Engineering team ensure an integrated, consistent approach to delivering the range of activities associated with the advisory and client role of the Technical Authority invested in the Infrastructure Directorate
* Lead the definition, review and assurance of the technical requirements for the railway systems contract packages, such that the packages allow effective procurement and construction whilst the quality and scope of the packages together achieve the Sponsor's requirements.

Skills-
* Leadership abilities, with influencing & negotiating skills
* Senior stakeholder engagement & management skills
* Communication skills to engage, promote and influence across a large range of stakeholders including Government, the community, opponents of the Client, environmental bodies, technical contractors, etc.
* Ability to plan and organise workload independently to ensure on time completion
* Negotiation skills and ability to prioritise and to resolve conflicts among project and external stakeholders

Knowledge -
* Chartered professional status, degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional status
* Engineering qualification at degree level or equivalent expertise
* Understanding of matrix organisations and programme delivery
* Understanding of railway system design integration and commissioning processes
* Financial insight to recognize opportunities and challenges with ability to realign teams and resources to deal with change
* Understanding of procurement in large infrastructure construction projects.
* Understanding of Railway Systems Assurance processes and the application of the Common Safety Method, Risk Assessment process (CSM-RA)

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