Role: Signalling Designer
Duration 3 months – might be longer
Fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced Signalling Designer to join an established global design consultancy in Birmingham.
Ensuring the successful delivery of multidisciplinary rail projects and bids across our clients Rail portfolio, you will be responsible for, and typical activities will include:
• Provide and undertake appropriate signalling design capability to signalling and other railway projects.
• Provide engineering skills and technical knowledge of railway signalling, within an environment of high quality and timeliness.
• Also responsible for signalling design input and draft signalling calculations to multidisciplinary design teams on small to medium sized projects.
• Work content includes CAD drawing; design of signalling layouts; power calculations and other (i.e. braking distance) spreadsheet work; LOC and REB design;
generation and evaluation of signalling options and staging; circuit analysis; technical report writing, interfacing with other disciplines and project and QA
• Provide design office cover for Commissioning activities as required.
• Integrate with colleagues and operate with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose for the successful delivery of projects.
• Undertake risk assessments and analysis using the appropriate tools and methods required.
• Ability to plan and manage the work of self within the defined scope of a signalling task or activity.
• Responsible for own activities to agreed timescales.
• Reports to team leader, project manager, and ultimately the Group leader.
• Working within railway project teams as part of the signalling design team, working with other signalling professionals and interfacing with other railway disciplines on
a variety of signalling and multidisciplinary railway projects, sometimes across other offices.
Essential Skills and Knowledge
• All-round underpinning knowledge of signalling design principles, standards, components, and fabrication methods.
• Basic knowledge of railway systems, (and the key interactions between other railway assets), and with railway operating practices.
• Working with only limited supervision. Has an area of responsibility clearly defined and liaises with senior staff.
• Hands-on experience of the production of signalling design throughout GRIP stages 2 to 5 and calculations. Other railway design experience within the rail industry
will be an advantage.
• Significant experience in the use of signalling software packages (Plans, Gwire, etc) will be an advantage.
• Knowledge of RRI or Mechanical or SSI systems, ideally all three. Basic knowledge of the design of other systems or Data Prep. would be an advantage.
• Some experience of signalling construction methods and installation would be a benefit.
• IRSE Licence 1.1.510 Signalling Designer
• Ideally, an associate member of the IRSE and developing towards achieving Incorporated Engineer
• Appropriate National Certificate (NC) or Higher qualification would be a benefit
For more information regarding the above role, please contact Stephen Tiigah – [email protected]