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Discipline Lead - Bridges

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, Manchester, Birmingham, , GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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At Systra we have a rare opportunity for a Head of Bridges Engineering to lead a team of 50 bridge engineers delivering major programmes of work for HS2, Network Rail and local authorities. We have contracts to deliver bridge viaduct solutions on HS2, bridge reconstructions and asset maintenance solutions for Network Rail and local authorities. We are also part of a global transportation business with the opportunity to work on iconic bridge design schemes all over the world.


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. The key focus of the role will be management of a team of up to 50 Bridge Engineers to deliver design solutions on a range of Projects such as Trans Pennine Route Improvement, HS2 Main works Civil Engineering, Network Rail Structures Assessment Framework & local authority bridges.



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 Bridge 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
  • 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



SYSTRA is an award winning multi-disciplinary solutions business with extensive engineering capabilities and specialist expertise in transportation and energy industries. SYSTRA has a global workforce in excess of 7,000. We work in partnership with our clients to develop and deliver high quality, innovative technical solutions for major infrastructure projects in the UK and globally


SYSTRA offers our people the opportunity to work on exciting and rewarding projects. We provide long-term career development opportunities and support our staff to enable them to reach their full potential. We offer flexible working and a competitive remuneration package including a bonus scheme. We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company.


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

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