Principal Engineer – Signalling

Manchester, England, gb
Company: Jacobs
Category: Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Published on 2021-06-21 06:03:39

Your Impact:

Reporting to the Signalling Head of Discipline, you will drive the delivery of Railway Signalling projects to meet our clients greatest challenges whilst ensuring technical excellence and delivery.

Whilst there is no set location for this role, it will require the ability to travel in line with business needs.


  • Carry out the duties of Signalling Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) or Project Engineer (PE) as required.
  • Ensure internal and contractor’s design/construction/specialists’ personnel have the correct competencies.
  • Manage all Signalling engineering activities on allocated projects so that they result in schemes that are affordable and meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.
  • Manage the design and/or construction elements of allocated projects ensuring they meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management (CDM) and CSM-RA regulations.
  • Provide advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision.
  • Assist the Head of Discipline (HoD) in developing a culture of technical excellence by driving a right first-time approach.
  • Monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors.
  • Assist the HoD in the development & innovative solutions.
  • Identify and help to share best practice across all project teams.

  • About you

    The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following:

  • An industry recognised specialist in your technical discipline
  • A passion for innovation and technical excellence
  • Interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Complex Problem solver
  • Delivers Solutions
  • Customer Focus
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Resilience
  • A Global Mindset and demonstrated ability to work across cultures and remotely with our Global Integrated Delivery teams
  • #UKRAIL #UKSignalling

    Here's What You'll Need:

  • Degree/HNC or relevant experience;
  • Good communicator
  • An understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of work.
  • CDM, CSM-RA, risk assessment, engineering management competency.
  • Experience in people management
  • A working knowledge of Network Rail and other client Standards
  • Specific experience of project development for signalling schemes, NR approval processes, signalling schemes review panel processes and deliverables criteria for signalling schemes.
  • Approved as a Network Rail Contractors Responsible Engineers (CRE) or previously worked as a Network Rail Project Engineer
  • Knowledge of quality assurance
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