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    Signalling Contracts Engineering Manager (CEM)

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Job title: Senior Signalling Contracts Engineering Manager (South)
Job family: Rail Systems – Signalling Division
Location: Canary Wharf
Reports to: Professional Head of Signalling
Indirect reports: 1 – 2 Signalling Project Engineers
Span of control: Oversight of engineering delivery for northern projects

Scope of role:
• To provide support to signalling projects across the northern portfolio and to assist the Professional Head of Signalling with resolve signalling issues
• Deliver professional input to projects

Safety responsibility: Safety related
Know-how: >10 years working in a rail signalling engineering environment, some at senior level

Key Result Areas:

  • Provide signal engineering technical support across the Signalling Division’s northern portfolio of projects

  • Act as engineering manager on allocated schemes and as CEM or CRE as required

  • Undertake technical liaison with clients and sub-contractors on signalling technical issues

  • Ensure elements of work are delivered to the required standards or deviations from them are managed effectively

  • Carry out risk assessments for elements of projects that may require them

  • Understand the rail standards framework and review changes to standards and produce briefings as required

  • Work towards gaining Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.110F) or Senior Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.230F) licence

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Performance review and achievement against plan

  • Delivery of contract requirements and client / sub-contractor feedback along with attendance at IDCs

  • Number of outstanding technical issues and client / sub-contractor feedback

  • Compliance statements produced / deviation requests submitted to the client

  • Number of risk assessments and their quality

  • Number of briefs and their quality

  • Training records, work experience records, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) records

Key Result Areas (continued)

  • Carry out technical and safety audits on projects and of sub-contract organisations as required

  • Maintain an IRSE logbook

  • Monitor health & safety within sub-contractors to ensure Balfour Beatty requirements are met

  • Attend team, technical and safety briefs. Undertake site visits

  • Comply with and promote health, quality, safety and environmental instructions

  • Attend contract reviews to represent project interests when requested

  • Act as work package manager for allocated units of work

  • Attend networking meetings internally and externally to promote the company’s capabilities

  • Ensure the required elements of a project are included in the project Health & Safety file at project close out

  • Manage the closure of any test logs raised during a project

  • Ensure SMTH elements of a contact are carried out correctly and they comply with the relevant standards 

Key Performance Indicators (continued)

  • Number of audits completed and quality of findings

  • Training records, work experience records, CPD records

  • Safety statistics of sub-contract teams / number of close calls reported /number of technical incidents

  • Meeting and briefing and attendance records 

  • Safety record (number of incidents/ accidents)

  • Recorded attendance at reviews and contact performance against plan

  • Achievement to budget and plan

  • Meetings attended / briefs given / presentations made

  • Timely delivery of the H&S file and quality of the elements

  • Number of logs remaining open at project closure

  • Delivery quality of SMTH by audit of work packages

Essential - Skills:

  • Customer liaison

  • Computer operating skills with a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

  • Ability to drive

  • Planning and organisational

  • Good communication

  • Risk assessment

  • Audit and questioning

  • Ability to solve technical problems

Desirable - Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Planner

  • Financial and commercial

Essential - Qualifications:

  • IRSE licence Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.110F), Senior Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.230F) or working towards

  • Valid PTS with AC/DC

  • Working towards corporate membership of the IRSE

Desirable - Qualifications:

  • Audit A1, A2 or V1 for internal & external auditing

  • Batchelor or Masters degree in an engineering discipline

  • Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer

Essential - Experience:

  • Railway systems and sub-systems at a complex level

  • Knowledge of signalling design

  • Commissioning of signalling systems

  • Appropriate industry standards relating to signalling work

  • Quality, health, safety and environmental Regulations and standards

  • CDM Regulations

Desirable - Experience:

  • Client contract and term & conditions

  • Line & team management

  • Event and condition monitoring systems

  • Level crossing fundamentals