8 hours
2017-11-232017-12-23

Professional Head of Signalling

Aecom
Swindon
  • Job Code
    23339-1178240
Company AECOM

Job Title: Professional Head of Signalling

JobID: 23339-1178240

Location: Swindon, GBR

Description: **Business Line** Transportation

**Position Title** Professional Head of Signalling

United Kingdom - Wiltshire

Swindon

**Job Summary**

The Rail Sector Head of Signalling ensures that we deliver our projects with high quality discipline specific engineering across the regions that is efficient, accurate and outcome-focused.

**Primary Location** **:** **Varies, United Kingdom**

The role is responsible for:

+ Developing and leading our ambition for technical excellence in the signalling discipline that can be embraced by all discipline staff as key to our culture. Leading a team of discipline experts in various locations to provide specialist engineering knowledge.

+ Leadership, ownership and development of the competency management system for the discipline.

+ Leadership and development of discipline specific best practice design tools, process and policies.

+ Leading the technical briefing cascade for the discipline.

+ Leading assurance activity across the discipline as a mechanism to understand areas of strength and weakness, maintain consistency and disseminate best practice and lessons learned.

+ Working with the Director of Engineering, Regional Engineering Managers and other Professional Heads provide effective development and deployment of Safe by Design initiatives that ensure our work delivers industry-leading risk management (eg CDM and CSM) outcomes.

+ Supporting the introduction of a national BIM strategy within the discipline

+ Identifying and leading investment opportunities in new tools and systems, and in capability development of our people.

+ Visible leadership of railway engineering both internally and externally to clients, competitors and partner organisations. Act as key interface with relevant Professional Institutions, encouraging all members of the discipline to pursue appropriate qualifications.

+ Working with Regional Engineering Managers actively engage in bidding process for new work.

+ Contributing to engineering leadership and delivery of key projects within identified region.

+ Leading Digital Railway for the Rail sector; investigating options, making recommendations to the Rail Exec team and leading implementation plans.

Organisation

The Professional Head of the Signalling Discipline reports to the Director of Engineering and works in a matrix organisation to support the Regional Directors. Key organisational relationships include:

* Regional Directors

* Head of Major Projects Group

* Head of RAM Group

* Geographic Office Engineering Leads

* Major project CEM’s

* Regional Engineering Managers nationally

* National Rail BIM Lead

* Other Professional Heads of Discipline

**Minimum Requirements**

The Professional Head of Signalling Discipline will:

Support the development of a technical excellence vision in discipline specific railway engineering across all rail regions and offices that can be embraced by all our staff as key to our culture:

Embody visible engineering leadership within and across regions to support the further development of an organisational culture that celebrates and prioritises technical engineering excellence.

Engage and maintain an ongoing dialogue with staff forums, technical teams and Regional Engineering Managers, supporting the Director of Engineering to develop our engineering culture and capability.

Contribute to industry thought leadership, sharing of best practice and highlighting exemplar projects across regions. Contribute to conferences and industry initiatives with our clients and government departments.

Support the Director of Engineering in the development of a strategy for Professional membership of relevant Professional bodies and Institutions.

Lead the rail engineering specific discipline to ensure there are strong communities of technical practitioners across the regions:

Lead, own and develop the competency management system for the discipline. This includes externally mandated competency systems where appropriate.

Lead discipline specific technical focus groups to develop and enhance the capability of the discipline members.

Lead the technical briefing cascade across the Rail business.

Lead in the identification of engineering standards and policies that may need to be established or changed to drive improvement in how we deliver discipline specific engineering.

Develop and lead assurance activity across the discipline as a mechanism to understand areas of strength and weakness; and disseminate best practice and lessons learned.

Support the Identification and development of investment cases to provide best practice design tools, guidance and systems across the Rail Sector Team:

Work with Director of Engineering, Regional Engineering Managers and other Professional Heads of Discipline to build a road map of tools, systems, process and training. In particular this relates to opportunities within the Digital Railway.

Develop consistent tools for the implementation of BIM across the Rail business.

Ensure that Discipline Engineering teams are aligned and pressing forward with best practice in Safe by Design:

Ensure the discipline specific community understand, apply in design and are advocates for a Common Safety Method (CSM) approach on our projects.

Ensure the discipline specific community understand and apply a Safe By Design approach.

Visible leadership of railway engineering within identified region both internally and externally to clients, competitors and partner organisations.

Maintain an understanding of the key challenges facing our clients and how engineering leadership and AECOM capabilities can help unlock them.

Assist in the identification and development of new skill areas for AECOM that meet the needs of industry (eg helping to shape our digital railway capabilities)

Contribution to engineering leadership and delivery of key projects within the region.

As part of the AECOM Rail Engineering Leadership team, actively assist with bidding, planning and delivery of integrated rail opportunities across the portfolio.

**Preferred Qualifications**

Degree qualification (or equivalent) desirable, engineering or other relevant subject preferred

Chartered Engineer status desirable

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:_

_Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Engineering - Transportation_

**_Country_** _United Kingdom_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _165461BR_



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