Senior Overhead Contact Systems Engineer in Altrincham, York or Glasgow, United Kingdom

Senior Overhead Contact Systems Engineer

Permanent

Full time, Part time

Altrincham, York, Glasgow

Job Description

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it’s employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

Our Overhead Contact Systems team are currently recruiting for a Senior Engineer to join their team in a variety of locations including Glasgow, York or Altrincham. You will be involved in day to day responsibilities will include OCS design input for multidisciplinary feasibility studies, option selection, outline design and detailed design.

Typical design duties will include undertaking CRE roles and the designing and checking of:

• Design Models and Drawings, including 3D data driven models, layout plans, bonding plans, cross sections, clearance profiles and isolation diagrams and instructions.
• Design reports and submissions.
• Technical specifications
• Technical reports
• Undertaking site surveys

There may also be a need to travel to other locations (company or client office or site) within the UK and overseas.

Candidate Specification

You will have the following essential qualifications and experience:

• Demonstrable experience in the relevant discipline
• Good understanding of applicable Network Rail Standards, Railway Group Standards, British / European Standards and railway safety principles.
• Excellent written and verbal communication and good presentation skills
• Effective organisational skills
• Able to apply initiative and to take responsibility.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Educated to HND and/or degree level in mechanical engineering or similar.
• Desirably a chartered engineer or working towards this status.
• Possess a reasonable level of IT skills and knowledge of railway engineering standards and practices.

If you meet 80% or more of what we’re looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn’t know we need.

Job Profile

Supporting a variety of clients you will be responsible for supporting the cost effective, safe and high-quality approach to Overhead Contact Systems (OCS) design and consultancy works.
This will involve a range of design responsibilities and consultancy activities for a wide range of railway clients.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited – which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities – because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working – because life isn’t 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at <email address removed> and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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