This senior position will report directly to the Engineering Manager Rail and will work within a team of rail related disciplines to support the Infrastructure business unit, business development and the execution of studies, FEED and EPC for projects around the world.
Design and manage EPC rail projects, through all project phases, from business development and project definition, to bidding, project execution (conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design), construction management, and completion.
Manage all relevant engineering activities so that they result in projects that are affordable and meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.
Plans and conducts independent work within the Infrastructure business unit requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
Devises new approaches to solving problems.
Broad working knowledge of precedents in the specialty area, the principles and practices of related technical areas and of coordinating work with other technical disciplines.
Plans and coordinates independent work requiring judgment and experience in the application and substantial adaptation of engineering techniques.
Plans, coordinates and delivers engineering training through instructor led and virtual training sessions for the function.
Coordinates technical issues with other departments on projects which may include constructability requirements and technical reviews.
Broad knowledge of precedents in the rail industry.
OCS and traction power engineering background.
Design and checking experience of:
OCS Layout Plans
OCS Cross Sections Diagrams
Design and allocation of different OCS systems including SPS
OCS Bonding Plans
Preparation of material and bill of quantities
Preparation of risk assessment documentation
Heights and stagger site surveys
OCS surveys and collation
Handback and handover of OCS systems
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work for a global business unit usually in one discipline in a project or staff group.
Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
Performs work using appropriate 2-D and 3-D computer aided design and computer aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools.
Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations for equipment or works.
Coordinates engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.
When delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.
Assists in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provides input for their performance evaluations.
Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
Provides engineering support to proposal documents.
Performs or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design.
Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
Reviews and checks work of subordinate engineers.
Provides advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision. Ensure that the design and/or construction elements of relevant projects meet the requirements of appropriate legislation.
Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
Plans and coordinates rail systems engineering work for the Infrastructure business unit.
Integrates and coordinates with the various engineering and systems engineering disciplines.
Ensures that Technical Risk Assessments (e.g. HAZIDs, HAZOPs, IDCs/IDRs, QRAs) are comprehensive and complete, safety practices and procedures are implemented and engineering design and corresponding documentation are in compliance with the associated projects Quality Assurance plan and procedures.
Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating this activity.
Supports and is accountable for the delivery of satisfactory safety assurance relating to the technical integrity of OCS system as designed, built, installed and tested.
Is responsible for acting independently on OCS engineering matters pertaining to the business unit.
Undertake reviews of design and/or construction activities. Arrange audits of any contractors monitoring safety, environment and quality of design, construction, testing and commissioning and management systems is adequate.
Has oversight of the complex interfaces with railway system design and the detailed design prepared by multiple design contractors on projects.
Reports to the Engineering Manager.
Exercises both line management and functional direction over assigned Engineers, Engineering Supervisors and Project Engineers.
Participates in contact with the client on matters relating to project engineering progress and quality.
Oversees all OCS design and construction technical coordination and interface issues.
In consultation with the Engineering Manager, reviews and maintains the OCS engineering staffing plan.
Directs and provides technical and administrative guidance to assigned Project and/or discipline Engineers in the management of the preliminary engineering.
Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures.
Oversees design, constructability and Value Engineering reviews on projects.
Supervise the preparation of, reviews and endorses bid analyses and recommendations for procurement of equipment material and services within engineering scope of responsibility.
Check and ensure Engineering Quality Design of independent engineering firms that are carrying out the detailed engineering design.
Perform technical reviews of contractors, shop drawings, product data, material samples, etc.
Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.
Understands the principles of CENELEC standard EN50126.
Knowledge of Common Safety Method
Fully knowledgeable and conversant with AREMA standards
Thorough knowledge of FRA and FTA regulations
Understands the application of Engineering Department Procedures, relevant Bechtel design guides. Broad knowledge of the application of engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.
Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D), CAE to perform the work.
Knowledge of Requirements Management and associated tools.
Knowledge of Interface Management and the management of OCS to civil and OCS to rail system interfaces.
Understanding of engineering planning and control methods including computerized methods.
Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices and the economics involved.
Understanding of industry or regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Candidates must have the following qualifications:
Minimum 4-year degree from an accredited college program in Civil Engineering or Mechanical.
Minimum 15 years of experience in design, construction and operation of railway infrastructure, stations, facilities, and/or railway systems. Design/Construction experience of urban/mass transit railway systems is preferred.
Minimum 10 years in the Management of self-perform Engineering for major Design/Build Rail Projects, Engineering/Procurement/Construction (EPC) or Architectural/Engineering (A/E)
The position will require travel, some could be extensive and may result in relocation