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Senior Design Engineer - Rail in Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Senior Design Engineer - Rail

Location: Glasgow

Rate: £430 - 480 per day (depending on experience)

Duration: 6 months plus

My client is currently looking for a Senior Design Engineer to work out of the Glasgow area. The ideal Senior Design Engineer will also have experience of signaling design and be considered competent in design management, design assurance or complex technical design.

Task at hand:

Come on board to provide expertise and direction to signalling design activities to achieve the maximum output in producing outline and detailed signalling design from the resource available.

The ideal Senior Design Engineer responsibilities will be:

  • The Senior Design Engineer will usually undertake a role as a Design Manager, Signalling Contractor's Responsible Engineer (or equivalent) or as a technical specialist capable of producing, checking or specifying complex signaling design.
  • Ensure that the technical standards are maintained in all aspects of signalling design work, in order that safe and successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved.
  • Participate in and monitor the planning and progress of works in relation to timeline and budget and ensure that the development, design, construction and testing requirements are met and effect remedial action when required.
  • Provide support and input to Project Managers, Project Engineers and the Engineering Manager on allocated projects.
  • Assist with forecasting the overall design resources and key skills necessary for allocated projects in sufficient time to ensure that they can be provided.
  • Evaluate the quality and technical accuracy of tenders and make recommendations to obtain the best available commercial award for the Company.
  • Direct such training as may be required including the briefing in of new technical instructions, procedures, handbooks and Signalling Principles.
  • Focus on signalling design team development through support in the completion of annual performance appraisals, career reviews and development plans.
  • Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project Safety Plan.
  • Act in the role of Contractor's Responsible Engineer as directed.
  • Maintain a continuous communication with contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets.
  • Perform duties as directed by management from time to time.

What do I need to qualify for this job?

Essential

  • IRSE Engineering Manager's licence or a combination of Principles Design and Design Verifier licences.
  • Previous experience within the signalling industry, with experience of engineering implementation on signalling schemes in the UK or overseas.
  • Safety culture aware - to be able to influence and develop an existing safety culture to latest generation thinking and practice, for both technical and operational safety.
  • A broad base of engineering skills, experiences, knowledge and competencies covering the full engineering lifecycle, together with the requisite personal characteristics to take responsibility for facilitating cross disciplinary engineering activity in complex, innovative and commercially challenging environments.
  • Previous experience in systems engineering, project engineering and design of safety critical or safety related real-time systems, test and installation environments.

Desirable

  • Chartered Engineer status.
  • Commercially aware - be able to forecast and manage resource utilisation and costs.
  • To have passed four modules in the IRSE Professional Examinations
  • A1 Assessor Qualification
  • Member of the IET, IRSE or other recognised professional body.

"VGC Personnel Ltd are acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy".

If you are interested or know someone that is (we do run a referral scheme), please don't hesitate to send me your up-to-date CV

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