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Discipline Lead - Civils

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Manchester, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any



The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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We are currently recruiting for a unique opportunity to join our management team in the Rail & Infrastructure Civil Engineering space as a Discipline Lead – Civils, based in any of our offices across York, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol or Reading. This is a key role that underpins the growth of our dynamic, high performing UK delivery organisation, blending technical and commercial awareness with strong communication and people management skills. The discipline lead will adopt the role of functional line manager of their discipline, as well as being deployed in the delivery of projects at senior level.



Main Duties

  • Client engagement and Work Winning:
  • Leadership of the Civil Engineering Team
  • Technical Leadership of discipline and assurance of design production
  • Training, development and mentorship within the discipline
  • Resourcing of bids and projects and utilisation/productivity of the discipline


Experience Required

  • Relevant degree and chartership status
  • An accomplished and highly experienced Civil Engineer within the Infrastructure and Engineering industry, particularly with a rail focus
  • Railway infrastructure Design expertise
  • Design Consultancy experience
  • Excellent team leadership and development experience
  • Demonstrable results in client relationship development and organic work winning
  • Robust Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) experience on Network Rail projects
  • Experience working at senior level with internal stakeholders at group level and clear ability to operate strategically and forward plan


Behavioural Requirements for the Role

  • Living the SYSTRA values of Bold Leadership, Connected Teams and Excellence
  • Positive and enthusiastic leader and team player
  • Inspire the team to learn and pursue continued professional development
  • Constantly seeking opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across SYSTRA
  • Rigorous organisation skills as leader of the discipline
  • Exceptional work ethic as well as ability to uphold company values and demand the highest standard of conduct from self and others
  • Promote equality and diversity in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues
  • Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information


Special Circumstances for the Role


  • Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.