Project Engineer

Apply now »

Date: 06-Feb-2023

Location: York (GB), YOR, GB

Company: Alstom

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.

 

 

Req ID: 366309

 

Project Engineer

 

Site:  Can be based from any of the Eastern Engineering Offices

 

Appointment Basis:  Permanent

 

Apply by: 31/01/23

 

Excellent Salary plus a competitive benefits package

 

The Project Engineer is based on site at various locations around the UK, supporting the engineering delivery including supporting the onsite construction activities and project integration activities. The Project Engineer is also required to support the integration of the project design activities at one of our centers of excellence around the UK. The role also has a client-facing dimension supporting the Project Engineering Manager or Principal Project Engineer to resolve technical issues and the Project Management teams to achieve the on-time delivery of the project. These projects use the wide range of Alstom signalling technologies including the SMARTLOCK 400 system, Modular Control Systems and VHLC. These projects are multidiscipline, complex and are strategically important to our clients.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

Manage and undertake the required engineering activities within the following areas:

 

  • Subcontract management, system definition, requirements capture, compliance management, integration of designs, construction integration, CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations), safety assurance activities, project programme, system validation, commissioning, handback and project closeout.
  • Implement the organisation’s engineering management system within the local project location and across multiple sites when required. Support the Principal Project Engineer with technical guidance, leadership, site safety and monitor the project’s performance to maximize efficiencies and project delivery.
  • Coordinate the design activities between the Design Delivery Managers, ensuring project disputes and challenges are resolved in a consistent way. Ensure that suitable project plans are in place to support efficient resource management, staff development and succession planning to meet the requirements of the business and projects.
  • Support the develop project technical instructions to enable the project methodology and the required installation activities. Perform technical inspections on regular basis and take corrective action to resolve problems identified. Assist with the development of engineering design details based upon the project technical requirements.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Support the Project Engineering Manager or Principal Project Engineer to deliver the Project Engineering activities on a project.

 

Undertake design reviews on behalf of the Project Engineering Manager or Principal Project Engineer to ensure that Design is delivered to programme and the output is compliant with defined scope and the applicable standards. Ensure integration of design, installation and testing activities and that the end product meets the client specification and has technical integrity.

 

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. Carry out technical audits as required as a means of ensuring the project is following agreed applicable standards and practices. with the production and identification of RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) analysis, Management of project FRACAS (Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System), system risk, risk mitigation, method statements and work package plans.

 

Support SS&I business development with tendering activities ensuring the quality of estimates, system description, system architectures, implementation strategies and methodologies. Support the Competence Manager with the execution of the IRSE licensing scheme and the internal competence management scheme.

 

Ensure engineering delivery and technical change is integrated with design, possession planning, installation, test, other disciplines and provide a mechanism for effective communications throughout the SS&I business.

 

Highlight and document project derogations or temporary non-compliances as required by the Principal Project Engineer.

 

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.

 

Essential:

Must have experience of Project Engineering, Design, Installation or Test on signalling projects.

Able to: 

  • Explain clearly what is/will be delivered and related exported constraints
  • Understand and apply plans related to Configuration Management, Requirement Management, Documentation management.
  • Integrate deliverables and constraints from other engineering (e.g. exported constraints) in their own activity.
  • Estimate costing and schedule for their own activities

 

Must be able to develop System Specification and Requirements, including: 

  • Identifying all stakeholders and their sphere of influence in the preparation of the specifications
  • Ensuring traceability between requirements.
  • Establishing system specifications and managing these up to their implementation and acceptance.
  • Ensuring adequate elicitation of requirements from stakeholders

 

Ability to characterise and manage requirements throughout the system lifecycle, including:

  • Identifying all the stakeholders and their sphere of influence.
  • Understanding the characteristics of good quality requirements
  • Supporting the elicitation of requirements from stakeholders.
  • Understanding methods used in requirements gathering.
  • Establishing the need for traceability between the design and the requirements.
  • Understand the relationship between requirements and acceptance and modelling

 

Must be able to define system elements and interfaces in sufficient detail to provide a basis for system implementation. It includes the ability to conduct operational, functional, and constructional analyses with focuses on compatibility with technologies and other design elements, feasibility of construction and integration, including:

  • Conducting system design by system thinking according to the different views and their context
  • Identifying system boundaries by describing external interfaces and their management
  • Contributing to activities to treat technical risks, and validate assumptions
  • Working with stakeholders to design a system that can be deployed
  • Ensuring the system is designed in accordance with RAMS requirements and in interaction with RAM and Safety team.
  • Proposing and analyse concepts, and alternative design solutions
  • Contributing to assessments of the feasibility of concepts.
  • Using appropriate tools and techniques to conduct functional analysis

 

Must be able to make a customer confident on the way the design activities are managed and handled, to build a trust/trust relationship, representing Alstom’s strategy and position.

Able to :

  • Communicate with the customer as part of an Alstom team
  • Understanding contracts in order to be able to deliver contracted works
  • Make engineering decisions as part of the Alstom project team.

 

Must be able to as part of a team to reach the best technical decision, accounting for all constraints, and to challenge when necessary, including:

  • Gathering data and facts to conduct analysis and making decisions based on this.
  • Defining pros and cons of different options and their potential impact on engineering QCD
  • Consulting different stakeholders prior to making a decision.
  •  

Ability to manage their work and the associated risks. Knowledge of project management Indicators and understanding of how to use them to follow-up the project situation, identify potential problems with anticipation and address them timely manner.

Able to:

  • Plan and monitor their own activities
  • Estimate workload and duration of their activities
  • Evaluate progress % and remaining work to be done
  • Analyse, justify and report on any gap between initial workload forecast and actuals
  • Contribute to risk & saving identification session for their own activities Must have a good understanding of modern signalling technologies, ideally with experience of delivering/developing new products or processes.
  • Review documentation and challenge technical choices across all disciplines
  • Act as technical manager for small tenders including establishing customer requirements and developing the cost and schedule for all Engineering activities.
  • Identify customer needs and constraints ]
  • Define priorities, including for multidimensional and ambiguous problems/issues.
  • Understand for the impact of Engineering decisions / actions on the project, not only Engineering QCD.
  • Use scheduling analysis methodology (Critical path, Optimization methods, etc.).
  • Quote variation orders / risks / savings and challenges estimation providers.
  • Identifying technical risks and managing these up to their resolution
  • Negotiating and agreeing on activities and deliveries contents with stakeholders such as Project/Program Manager, Safety, V&V, RAM, Sub-systems and Product in establishing the engineering strategy and resolution of technical risks.

 

Qualifications: 

Senior Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.230F) or Engineering Manager (Projects) (7.8.110F) IRSE licence. 

Desirable: 

MSc or BSc degree level education in an engineering discipline Valid PTS (Personal Track Safety) Certificate Corporate membership of the IRSE with IEng or higher.

 

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 life-style.

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.

 


Job Segment: Business Development, Consulting, Project Manager, Sales, Technology