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Opportunity

  • Location

    Chippenham

  • Job title:

    Project Engineer (Control Systems)

  • Sector:

    Rail

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Contact email:

    rhiannonf@mpi.ltd.uk

  • Job ref:

    CJUJKE

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Startdate:

    November

  • Client:

    Siemens

Job Title: Lead Project Engineer (Control Systems)             

Contract Dates: 01/11/22 – 01/05/23

Location: Chippenham

*OUTSIDE IR35*

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Project Engineer (Control Systems) to join our Control Systems team, Rail Infrastructure business in Chippenham.

Your role, and what you’ll be doing:

To undertake project engineering activities to ensure projects are to the required quality and safety standards and to project timescales. The Lead Project Engineer will be expected to act as the Project Engineering Manager on medium-sized project or to manage an engineering work package on a larger project.

What will be Responsibilities?

  • Support the Project Manager and management team to monitor the progress of works and ensure that the development, design, construction, testing and financial targets are met and effect remedial action where required.

  • Ensure that the technical standards are maintained in all aspects of signalling project 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.

  • Be the Project Manager’s engineering representative on projects where required.

  • Assist with forecasting the overall engineering 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.

  • Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures.

  • Maintain a continuous communication with Project Design/Instanation/Testing teams, contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets.

  • Coordinate the engineering activities of sub-contractors.

  • Review and assess the engineering aspects of project changes.

  • Perform duties as directed by senior management from time to time.

What Qualifications, Skills and Experience do I need?

Essential: 

  • Excellent communications skills, understanding of task time and people management.

  • Strong leadership skills including an ability to drive a team’s performance.

  • Electrical Engineering Degree or equivalent

  • Hold or be working towards IRSE Project Engineer licence.

Desirable: 

  • Experience in all aspects of Signal and Railway Engineering.

  • Practical experience of the operational requirements of railway works.

  • Knowledge of project safety requirements.