Technical Assurance Manager in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Technical Assurance Manager
Birmingham and London
Competitive salary

Interested in transforming UK rail? Do you have experience in Civils, Architecture, Rail Systems, Rolling Stock or M&E? Do you have great Systems Engineering and problem solving skills where you’ve managed quality and assurance principles, systems and frameworks?

Would you like to be responsible for providing confidence and certainty that one of the largest infrastructure programmes in Europe is effectively integrated? If you are, then HS2 currently has the perfect opportunity to make this a reality in our growing Assurance Team.

As Technical Assurance Manager, you’ll ensure that there is correct and consistent application of the technical assurance processes across one or more Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) and/or group of contracts. Supporting the application and review of the technical assurance regime, setting of processes and reporting on compliance from delivery perspective.

About the role

  • Ensure consistent application of technical assurance processes by the supply chain and HS2 across one or more sets of delivery contracts.
  • Ensure the supply chain adequately and progressively self-assures its own works within the IPT.
  • Review and accept technical assurance completion evidence submissions from the supply chain
  • Review ongoing levels of capability and competency within the supply chain and HS2 and identify areas requiring support to de-risk the delivery of technically assured products.
  • To own and present data-based reporting on IPT adherence to technical assurance; through the provision of analysis and control metrics such that the progress of the contracts and IPTs can be monitored, corrected and understood.
  • Facilitate user feedback on HS2 procedures to the relevant technical group/author thus supporting continuous improvement of HS2 technical assurance ways of working.
  • Produce HS2 assurance processes as required by the Lead Technical Assurance Manager.
  • Oversee the HS2 application of additional verification activities ensuring that it is commensurate with a justifiable risk-based approach to ensure a fully assured product is received by HS2.
  • Support the HS2 Head of Engineering and Environment & the IPT to manage additional verification activity processes and gathering of technical evidence.
  • Support assurance activities and audits including identifying areas of concern, the preparation of content, collation of evidence and completion of reports.
  • Liaise with other HS2 functions such as risk, requirements, configuration & change, information management (BIM) to ensure sharing of information and consideration of risks and issues.
  • You will be expected to 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:

  • Quantitatively and qualitatively assess the performance of delivery organisations against objective requirements
  • Knowledge of problem solving and integration using systems engineering thinking within the infrastructural sector.
  • Knowledge of working within an NEC3 contract environment
  • Experience of managing and implementing quality and assurance principles, systems and frameworks on large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Experience within a technical background with the experience of liaising with contractors and designers.
  • Experience of multi-discipline programmes incl. civils, M&E, architecture, rail systems, rolling stock.
  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

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.

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.

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.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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: 15 September 2022.

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