Design Delivery Manager (York)

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Date: 23 Nov 2023

Location: York (GB), YOR, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 340781


Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Employing 6,000 people within the UK & Ireland, we are the prominent supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas.

Signalling Design Delivery Manager


Location: York/Hybrid


Appointment Basis:  Permanent


Excellent Salary


Benefits- Annual Bonus, Contributed Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension, Plus many others



The Signalling Design Delivery Manager role is based within our Signalling design centers around the UK. These centers of excellence undertake Signalling Design and System Engineering activities that support Signalling Design Projects within the SS&I business.  


Our signalling projects use the wide range of Alstom signalling technologies ranging from SMARTLOCK 400T system, Modular Control Systems and VHLC (Vital Harmon Logic Controller).

The projects are multidiscipline, complex and are strategically important to our clients. Our engineering teams are supporting some of the most significant projects with the UK, including Re-signalling, Enhancement projects and the digital railway initiative.  


The Role

  • To manage design teams in the safe execution of signalling design activities required to deliver signalling project works, whilst maximizing the efficiencies associate with best use of standard design tools and procedures.  
  • Provide technical leadership to the design teams and interfacing to all forms of internal and external Project Management, Engineering, Commercial, Installation and Test disciplines. 
  • The role requires a proactive practical approach to resource utilisation and undertakes the role of CRE Design. 


Main Responsibilities 

  • Lead a Signalling Design team in the delivery of major and minor project works whilst undertaking the role as CRE Signalling Design.  
  • On time and cost-effective delivery of all aspects of the engineering design solution. 
  • Arrange design reviews to ensure that design is delivered to programme and the output is compliant with defined scope and the applicable standards. Participate in the integration of design, installation and testing activities and that the end product meets the client specification and has technical integrity.  
  • Ensure all Signalling design deliverables are produced in accordance with project programme, budgetary and technical requirements.  
  • Undertake work package management and be accountable for the delivery of the engineering activities in line with the allocated budget. 
  • Ensure all Signalling design deliverables are in accordance with appropriate railway standards, technical constraints, health and safety legislation, Alstom company procedures, CDM (Construction, Design & Management) regulations and CSM (Common Safety Method) procedures.  
  • Identify, capture and manage Signalling Design Requirements.  
  • Support when required SS&I business development with tendering activities ensuring the quality of estimates, system description, system architectures, implementation strategies and methodologies.  
  • Provide governance and assurance to all tendering activities ensuring assumptions and execution risks are captured during the tendering process.  
  • Identify operational risks, construction risks, maintenance risks and system risks within design and identify and implement suitable mitigation to minimize these risks. 
  • Provide an effective mechanism for design team management with clear communication lines to safely meet project timescales and budget expectations. 
  • Liaise with the Signalling Design Engineering Manager and project planners to develop and maintain accurate delivery schedules and resource forecasts.  
  • Provide guidance and training for design staff as required, including identification of external training needs.  
  • Represent Alstom at external client and subcontract meetings, ensuring effective interface management with design stakeholders, integrated with all associated company, client and 3rd part project disciplines.  
  • Implement and maintain best practice signalling engineering processes as part of a continual improvement plan to increase efficiency and minimize cost of non-quality and technical / delivery risk.  
  • Undertake mentorship and coaching to support the succession planning throughout the Design Engineering business. Support Performance Management and staff development activities for the local teams when required.  
  • Support the Competence Manager with the execution of the IRSE licensing scheme and the internal competence management scheme. 
  • The role is based at one of the UK design offices although travel to other project locations, client offices and design offices will need to be undertaken when necessary.  
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work. To co-operate, as far as is necessary, with any statutory requirement placed on the company. Ensure that you do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of safety or welfare. To bring to the attention of your manger any perceived shortcomings in Health and Safety arrangements, situations or processes that are considered to be serious or which may present dangers to yourself or others.  
  • To only undertake safety critical or safety related activities that complies with your relevant competence or authority to work. 




  • 7.8.110 IRSE Engineering Manager (Design) License. 
  • HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering 



  • Extensive experience of signalling design with an in-depth knowledge of Signalling Systems. 
  • Able to understand and interpret electrical and electronic circuits, data sheets and specifications.  
  • Experience of applying CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations). 
  • Experience of applying CSM (Common Safety Method). 
  • Extensive experience of RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board) Signalling standards. 
  • In-depth knowledge of the application of Network Rail Standards. 
  • Knowledge of railway construction methods and materials on complex projects.  
  • Understanding of V & V cycle. 


What we offer

We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.




Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.


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