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Principal Signalling Designer

Job description

Due to growth, an experienced Principal Signalling Engineer is required to join the rail services team. You will provide a high quality signal engineering consultancy service to the rail industry. Equipped with a demonstrated comprehensive understanding of the technical and business aspects of the rail-signalling industry, you will participate in multi-disciplinary project teams, establish and maintain client relationships, build working relationships, and carry out your role reliably and accurately; including design, review, and verification in accordance with signalling principles.
Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Developing relationships with local and national clients
  • Attend/speak at local and national conferences
  • Prepare proposals in accordance with client and governance requirements for signalling and associated projects
  • Design and lead the delivery of signalling projects to deliver defined profit margins
  • Develop client relationships with new or existing clients in the market to support the signalling and other rail systems teams
  • Bid preparation, strategy, and client engagement across the rail systems team
  • Compliance with Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) policies
  • Lead the signalling team in the delivery of projects, you will pro-actively support the signalling team in its strategic direction
  • Mentor signalling graduates

Minimum Requirements

  • Signalling experience in design, construction, and the maintenance of signalling systems in the transit or freight sectors
  • Must be a member of the IRSE or eligible for membership
  • Previous proven experience delivering signalling design as part of multi-disciplinary rail systems projects
  • Commitment to professional development and retaining the highest standard of signalling design technical skills
  • The ability to be able to work in a number of differing consultancy environments and situations across the project lifecycle
  • Maintain good communication and cooperation with all project team members. You will have the ability to communicate at all levels and the demonstrated ability to lead teams effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain client relationships at the project and local market level; you will have the experience and knowledge to win work
  • Understanding and experience working within project budgets whilst maintaining the delivery of high quality outputs
  • Commitment to delivery to internal and external clients, with the view towards timeliness, reliability, and accuracy of completed tasks
  • Experienced in the use of all MS Office packages
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UK signalling principles
  • Excellent knowledge of signalling systems of all generations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering or HNC minimum or equivalent

For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 ext 280 or email

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