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Job Ref:  204717475
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  Slade Green
Salary:  £42000/annum plus company benefits and pension
24/10/2016 03:25
Systems Engineer
Location: Slade Green
Start date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Hours: 37 hrs per week
Pay rate: circa £42,000
Job close date: 12 Oct 2016

Overview of the Systems Engineer Role
About the company
The company is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.
The role
This systems engineering role is focused on technical leadership, providing reliability & development initiatives across our fleet of rolling stock.
This is an influential role in improving the reliability, reputation and customer focus of The company?s services. We will give you responsibility for a defined system across our fleets ? you will be leading on the identification, development and implementation of a range of reliability growth initiatives.
The aim is to develop systematic, structured processes to address reliability, availability, maintainability and safety issues. Your contribution will lead to component or system modifications, specification improvements, maintenance plan improvements, or maintenance/operational process improvements.
A key element of the role is promoting strong communication across engineering and operations departments, so that reliability growth can be derived from improvements to communication and management process. You will also work closely with train leasing companies and external suppliers, in addition to providing an effective Technical Support Service.
Most Challenging and/or Difficult parts of the role

Identifying and reacting to system issues affecting safety or performance at the earliest possible opportunity providing immediate and longer term mitigations, which provide closure.

Progressing reliability growth and development engineering initiatives inline with the targets set and maintaining regular progress reporting to stakeholders.

The post holder will have (or have to develop) a good understanding of all the applicable standards (from the point of view of maintaining compliance).

The post holder is responsible for monitoring and responding on NIR system related issues and managing these safety issues through to conclusion.

About you
To excel in your role, you will need:
Educated to a minimum of HNC in a relevant engineering discipline with proven experience in a rail engineering role. You will be conversant with DC EMU rolling stock performance issues, emerging technical trends, reliability problems and safety risks.
Your experience will enable you to develop reliability solutions using structured methodology and recognised reliability growth techniques such as RCM, FMECA, RAMS, FRACAS or MSG3.
You will have the ability to develop business cases, board papers and Engineering Change documentation.
Experience in project management is desired and you should also be a logical thinker and problem solver who works well in teams and can lead others effectively.
Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications (including any specific safety training requirements)

At least 4 years experience in a T&RS engineering environment

Degree or HNC / HND in an Engineering Discipline

Knowledge of reliability growth models and techniques together with experience and application in a technical or operational environment. Particular skills in structure problem solving using recognised process such as FMEA, RCM, RAMS or FRACAS

Technical knowledge of Rolling Stock systems and operation, software and Diagnostic Tools. As well as good knowledge of rolling stock Maintenance Management structure and systems and as well as all associated maintenance documentation.

Experience in project management particularly structured time management and planning, resource identification and utilisation and prioritising. Proven leadership experience, communication and interpersonal skills. Articulate in written and oral communication.

Practical application knowledge of IT systems, including Windows, Word, Excel and MS Project or equivalent.

Good knowledge of Railway Group Standards and ROGS and relevant rail related standards. Knowledge of Interoperability (RIR) and Technical Standards for Interoperability useful but not essential.

Working knowledge of the Network Rail operational rule book including those applicable to DC EMU rolling stock

The post holder must be able to attain Personal Track Safety Certification.

Skills (including any specific safety critical competencies)

Must be able to interpret technical standards and applicable legislation.

Must be able to make sound engineering judgements in relation to Rolling Stock defects (acting in accordance with the company DOTEL (Company Safety Manual ? section 5.3)

Must be able to effectively prioritise workload.

Must be a logical thinker with good planning and organising skills to ensure targets are met, trackers are update and progress is communicate.

Working here
The role is based at Slade Green depot, but successful candidates are expected to support our Engineering colleagues at Ramsgate and Gillingham depots.
Extra benefits
The Company recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.
As well as a generous salary, we offer an impressive benefits package which includes a Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme and free travel on company and connected rail services. After a qualifying period, you can also look forward to reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services ? benefits which extend to family members
You?ll receive 25 days annual holiday entitlement (excluding bank holidays) and access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our ?Benefits for You? scheme
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