AECOM Signalling Engineer (CRE) in London, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147429BR

Position Title Signalling Engineer (CRE)

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Greater London

City London

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Job Summary

We are recruiting an experienced Principal Signalling Design Engineer for our established multidisciplinary design team in London. The role will be based in Stratford, East London, and will be working on the Network Rail Switches & Crossings (S&C) South Alliance alongside AECOM and Colas Rail. This team delivers core track, power and signalling renewals, as well as an increasingly diverse range of enhancements schemes, and we get involved in signalling alterations and improvements across all type of signalling system in the South East and Anglia Routes..

The Principal Signalling Design Engineer will lead or undertake design activities as required. This includes directing the design team in producing signalling design, production of high quality design to first principles, provision of technical mentorship, and verification of design produced by members of the design team.

Key Responsibilities Include;

  • Carry out design, design production checking, and independent checking of signalling systems as required

  • On allocated projects undertake the role of CRE(Design) / RDE

  • Provide functional support and guidance to the Design Engineer(s) within the team on all aspects of signal design within allocated projects

  • Participate in the preparation of technical details, specifications and tenders for signalling projects

  • Monitor the progress of works and ensure that the development, design, construction and testing requirements are met and effect remedial action when required

  • Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work in order that successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved

  • Evaluate the quality and technical accuracy of tenders and make recommendations to obtain the best available commercial award for the company

  • Commensurate with the project role, maintain a continuous communication with contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets

  • On allocated projects participate in the planning, programming and monitoring of resources to meet programme and budget requirements and targets

  • Assist in the forecast of resource requirements necessary for allocated projects in sufficient time to ensure that they can be provided

  • Perform duties as directed by Management from time to time in connection with Signalling design activities Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project Safety Plan

  • Provide training to others

Minimum Requirements

  • Competent in design production techniques.

  • Broad experience of interlocking design and /or signalling scheme development

  • Signalling overrun risk assessments

  • CRE / RDE duties

Preferred Qualifications

IRSE Licence holder for the Categories of:

Signalling Principles - 1.1.550 (was 1.1.150D)

and / or Schemes Designer – 1.1.150A.

and Design Verifier – 1.1.160

AECOM Reference: RailSignalling

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