About the role:
- To be accountable for supporting the Head of Engineering and Environment in leading engineering technical assurance within the IPT, as per the HS2 assurance requirements, through production, checking and submission of assurance evidence for technical stage gates;
- To be responsible for assuring that the design and construction of assets comply with the technical and sponsor requirements and applicable standards, specifications and procedures by supporting planned Technical Assurance Reviews and “spot-checks” of Contractor’s deliverables;
- To be responsible for assuring that the design and construction of assets reflect a coherent, coordinated and up-to-date reference of the Employer Reference Design for Railway Systems. When interacting with and progressively assuring the IPT’s design (through recognised processes) the role reflects a current, configured design position.
- To be accountable for supporting the Head of Engineering and Environment in discharging their duties of NEC3 Supervisor and Principal Designer Representative role as mandated within the Construction Desing Management (CDM) Regulations 2015, and – where relevant for the role - co-ordination, integration and interface management is required with Rail Systems;
- To be accountable for supporting Head of Engineering and Environment with internal and external reporting of engineering matters;
- To be responsible for managing and communicating HS2 civil engineering or Rail Systems engineering requirements to the IPT contractor and provide responses to IPT technical queries;
- To be accountable for providing guidance on design solutions for the asset, promoting use of best practice and innovative engineering techniques, technologies and processes, driving consistency and identifying opportunities for efficiencies within the IPT;
- To be responsible for working alongside other technical specialists to develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions, contributing to successful system integration;
- Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work.
- Complex problem solving – Able to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. This includes the management and planning of multiple workstreams and the competing demands of stakeholders;
- Decision Making – Able to gather and synthesise information, identifying options and applying sound judgement based on logic and reason, making use of a variety of analytical approaches to provide relevant information to suppliers, stakeholders and decision makers using key facts and data;
- Technical Leadership - Specialist technical support and leadership on most discipline-specific scientific, technical and engineering principles but, knowing when to seek further guidance from Subject Matter Expert or others;
- Technical Leadership - Specialist technical support and leadership on discipline-specific analysis, problem solving and design techniques but, knowing when to seek further guidance from Subject Matter Expert or others;
- Technical Communication - Able to communicate some discipline-specific technical ideas to colleagues, based largely on examples of application;
- Technical Leadership - Able to apply principles and methods that ensure effective information management, modelling and data security; understands the approaches and consequences to data creation, transformation and visualisation and knowing when to seek guidance from Subject Matter Expert;
- Applicable UK construction regulations including CDM requirements;
- Railway Systems Engineering design and construction challenges within complex delivery programmes;
- Understanding of the Regulatory/Legislative Framework relevant to HS2;
- Commercial awareness including understanding of cost delivery, schedule targets and the need to deliver an integrated solution that meets all functional requirements;
- Chartered Engineer/Membership of an appropriate professional institution or the equivalent experience.
Type of experience:
- Experience in managing multi-disciplinary engineering and safety standards, activity on large complex major projects/ programmes within a complex infrastructure delivery programme.
- Experience of managing competing project and engineering demands, with cost and schedule implications.
The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect
We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.
In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.
HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.