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Engineer - OLE

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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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 currently have an opportunity for an Engineer – Overhead Contact Systems (OCS) to join our engineering team in York or Birmingham with the flexibility of hybrid working. This position within our OCS team 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 working across some of the most significant rail infrastructure projects in the UK.


The Engineer – OCS will produce OCS designs, studies and reports for railway infrastructure projects to achieve the required scope and quality. Act as Lead Engineer on projects, to ensure project budgets and programmes are achieved. Provide technical guidance to other members of the OCS Team and take an active role in ensuring safe design practices are adhered to.


Main Duties

  • Design of Contact System solutions for engineering projects in accordance with client requirements, technical standards and legislation;
  • Lead projects and provide task guidance and monitoring of performance;
  • Provide project progress reports and updates to the Team Leader and Project Management Team;
  • Achieve the scope agreed with the Design Manager/Project Co-ordinator regarding the effective delivery of projects to current engineering and safety standards;
  • Achieve personal and project targets including utilisation, delivering projects to budget and programme;
  • Assist in the development of staff to ensure the skills are available within the OCS Team to meet business objectives
  • Good relationships are maintained with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company.



Essential Experience


  • Professional qualifications: working towards Incorporated or Chartered engineer status (IMechE preferred);
  • Experience designing and delivering OCS detailed designs;
  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary issues associated with OCS design;
  • Knowledge of construction principles and standards;
  • Knowledge of safety standards including CDM and CSM-RA;
  • 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.



  • Proficient at computer aided design (CAD) including Bentley Microstation;

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

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