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Engineering Manager - CEM

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, 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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Following several key wins in Electrification and Power Supply Upgrade Schemes, coupled with the increased portfolio of work following acquisition of TSP Projects by SYSTRA group, we are looking to strengthen our Technical Leadership team in this field.  Key objectives are:


  • To lead the project technical development and co-ordination of the various engineering disciplines, on large scale multi-disciplinary projects, predominantly Power Supply Upgrade schemes.
  • Support the CEM competence of others, by maintaining CEM accountability for a portfolio of projects.
  • Continue our reputation for strong Engineering Leadership in this field, further enhancing our position in the marketplace, and identifying opportunities for strategic growth.


Main Duties

Act as the Contractor’s Engineering Manager (CEM) or Design Manager, and lead the technical design delivery of rail and infrastructure projects, including the following:


  • Take responsibility for the integration of multi-discipline design teams for the delivery of designs to programme.
  • To act as Client contact on technical issues and opportunities
  • Review and enforce compliance with Heath, Safety and Welfare regulations and other relevant legislation e.g. Common Safety Method, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
  • Instigate and continual review of engineering management procedures to ensure compliant delivery of projects to governance
  • Review the project technical scope to ensure that all technical disciplines that are required to complete the scope of work are represented during the production of tender proposals and project delivery.
  • Continually ensure that the technical delivery satisfies the project remit, and that this is confirmed through requirements management
  • Responsible for the establishment and subsequent management of the project’s’ technical interfaces
  • Ensures that all technical activities are identified in the project programme and that all discipline dependencies and inter-dependencies are also identified
  • Responsible for ensuring the resolution of all design interface conflicts
  • Manages consultation on technical issues with Clients and Third Parties
  • Facilitates regular design meetings with all disciplines to review technical progress
  • Ensures that Inter Disciplinary Checks (IDC) are undertaken throughout the project lifecycle and that a formal IDC is carried out prior to the delivery of each work package to the Client
  • Review the content of reports involving multi-discipline inputs for consistency and completeness
  • Ensure method statements or work package plans for multi-disciplinary surveys are co-ordinated



Essential Experience


  • Degree Qualified and Chartered with a relevant institution.
  • Experience acting as Contractor’s Engineering Manager in accordance with NR/L2/INI/02009
  • Experience in Technical Leadership, Multi-disciplinary Co-ordination and Design Management
  • Experience in electrification schemes and power supply upgrades.
  • 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.