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Digital Engineering Team Leader

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Birmingham, Manchester, York, , GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


SYSTRA are now recruiting an exciting opportunity to lead the core Digital Engineering team in the UK & Ireland. The role is to provide leadership and management of the Digital Engineering team working alongside Information Management and Project Technology.


The Digital Engineering team are focused on project delivery, providing core BIM and IM management services from tender to completion. This role will build on the existing team capabilities to meet the business operational objectives and establish a team strategy and development plan to ensure the team and wider business are at the forefront of digital engineering delivery.


The role will also develop transverse technical support and interface with the Systra global digital network to ensure we share practices, skills and technologies to best effect and build connected teams across the Systra business.  


The Team is continuing to grow in number, capability and service offering, expanding to meet our clients needs and market opportunities. To meet this demand for skills and growth, the role will take the lead in establishing a new Systra training and development center for digital engineering and IM apprentices and young professionals, to grow our own talent across the business and support the development of critical skills in the sector.     


Main Function of the role:


  • Client engagement and Work Winning
  • Line Management of Teams
  • Technical Leadership of discipline and assurance of production
    • Establish integration of the Digital Engineering team with the Practice disciplines, Project Management function and consultancy, to enable effective communication and support in Digital Engineering services.
    • Inspire technical excellence within the discipline
  • Training, development and mentorship within the discipline
  • Resourcing of bids and projects and utilisation/productivity of the discipline
  • Innovation, development and new technologies




  • Degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant subject
  • Significant Digital Engineering expertise from an infrastructure industry sector including knowledge of the rail industry
  • Demonstrable BIM and Information Management expertise
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Desire for continuous improvement and innovation
  • Experience with client engagement and relationship management
  • Expertise utilising the Bentley suite of software, alongside ideally, Microstation, Projectwise and Microsoft Office proficiency.


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.