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Senior Engineer - OLE

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering
Location: 

Birmingham, Reading, 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.

 

With ambitious growth plans, this is an exciting time to join SYSTRA Ltd as we continue to develop and raise our profile in the UK with the hire of a Senior Engineer – OLE. The successful candidate would join our busy and growing Overhead Line Electrification (Contact Systems) Team in the Birmingham  or Reading office but with significant opportunity for flexible working. This position will suit a committed and ambitious engineer, who can demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills combined with commercial awareness and the ability to play their part in a dynamic high-performance team. The Senior Engineer will lead the design of overhead line electrification solutions for engineering projects in accordance with client requirements. Act as design checker, Lead Engineer and OLE CRE on high profile projects such as West Coast Power Supply Upgrade.

 

 

Main Duties:

  • Design  projects in accordance with client requirements.
  • Lead the design of overhead line electrification solutions for engineering projects in accordance with client requirements.
  • Act as design checker, Lead Engineer and OLE CRE on specific projects as directed by the Discipline Lead.
  • Lead projects and provide task guidance and monitoring of performance.
  • Provide project progress reports and updates to the Discipline Lead and Project Management Organisation.
  • Achieve the scope agreed with the Project Manager, Project Engineer and others to effectively deliver projects to current engineering and safety standards.
  • Achieve personal and project targets including utilisation, delivering projects to budget and programme.
  • Manage other members of the OLE Team, provide mentorship to assist their development, and to enhance the skills within the OLE Team to meet business objectives.
  • Promote and maintain good relationships with all internal and external parties to enhance the reputation of the OLE Team and SYSTRA.
  • Apply procedures and systems to ensure the safety of staff and others affected by the operations of SYSTRA.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

 

  • Degree, HND/HNC in a relevant engineering subject.
  • Proficiency in Network Rail OLE infrastructure design and/or construction.
  • Detailed knowledge of OLE design.
  • Detailed knowledge of multi-disciplinary issues associated with OLE design.
  • Detailed knowledge of construction principles and design standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of the application of safety standards/legislation including CDM and CSM-           RA.
  • CRM: Ability to build and maintain client relationships.
  • Develops networks inside and outside the business, works in partnership across departments    and divisional boundaries.
  • Good presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Computer literate, specifically Microsoft Office packages.
  • Good commercial awareness including programming and delivery to budgets and timescales.
  • Delivery of business results through effective planning and implementation.
  • Demonstrate working/communicating across teams within the company to ensure delivery of projects and works collaboratively within and across teams.
  • Is passionate about results, holds self and others accountable for performance against targets.
  • Transforms business performance by continuously seeking better ways of doing things.
  • Takes responsibility for own development and career progression.
  • A role model, with excellent leadership and takes the lead when others require direction.
  • A self-motivated team player with the ability to motivate others, to support the business.

Why SYSTRA?

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.

Flexibility
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.

Wellbeing

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:

reasonableadjustments@systra.com  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.