The Lead Control, Command Signalling and Communications Engineer will provide competent and timely professional and technical expertise necessary to support RSSB’s delivery of standards and projects that form part of the Control, Command Signalling Standards Committee (CCS SC) Strategy, covering ETCS/ ERTMS technology, conventional signalling and related operational integration. You will analyse CCS system capabilities, interfaces and operations, support industry research, formulate CCS system requirements and guidance, and support industry implementation to help RSSB stakeholders achieve their business objectives and fulfil their legal obligations.
This requires the post-holder to:
Develop the CCS requirements rationale and guidance for the GB main line railway, covering topics such as:
• ETCS/ERTMS systems
• Traffic Management
• Conventional Railway Signalling
• Train control and protection systems
• Train location and positioning systems
• Informatics, communications and technology (ICT)
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- Science, mathematics or engineering qualification and/or a professional qualification (e.g. I.Eng or C.Eng).
- Experience in the rail transport sector.
- Experience of document revision and change control work processes.
- Understanding of the whole railway system and an ability to apply specialist knowledge to the system.
- Understanding of current and emerging technologies as applied to rail.
- Understanding of relevant interoperability and safety legislation and standards.
- Understanding of requirements, rationale and guidance in the context of the standards code and manual.
- Effective analytical skills and the ability to apply them in the context of the railway system.
- Ability to work collaboratively with industry to ensure effective fit for purpose standards.
- Levels of accuracy and timeliness.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Effective writing skills and ability to understand technical documents.
- Effective presentation and chairing skills for stakeholder meetings including the ability to present at technical conferences and seminars.
- Competence in MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Ability to apply systems engineering thinking to solve challenging whole railway system problems.
- Experience or knowledge of mathematical or operational modelling (e.g. dynamic or mechanical systems) (Desirable).
- Effective facilitation skills with experience and ease of working with senior rail professionals, technical committees and stakeholders at all levels to explain the results of your work, support their understanding and inform their decision (Desirable).
- Membership of a relevant professional institution (Desirable).
- Leadership and coaching skills (Desirable).
- Ability to undertake horizon scanning to be proactive in capitalising on the implementation of new technology (Desirable).
Early applications are encouraged, as we may close this vacancy before the advertised deadline if sufficient numbers of applications are received.
We understand the importance of work-life balance and we offer our staff the flexibility to work within our core hours and the option to vary their location between both the office and home. If you are looking for further flexibility, speak to us at interview stage so that we can consider your request.
We value our staff and we offer a competitive benefits package to ensure our staff can achieve their best throughout their journey with us. This includes 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays); a holiday buy and sell scheme; private medical and dental cover; a season ticket loan and travel subsidy; access to a cycle to work scheme; volunteer leave; a performance related bonus and pension.