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Job Title: Principal Design Traction Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Benefits + Package
REF: BBBH23463_1492015944
Contact Name: Carolina Troncoso
Contact Email:
Job Published: 15 days ago

This role is with a well-known global organisation working on some of the UK's and international most high profile projects and they have a solid reputation in the market and genuinely believe in career progression & development for their employees.

We are now looking to recruit two high calibre Principal Design Traction Engineer's - one with DC traction experience and one with AC traction experience - who have proven track records in the control and delivery of a range of multi-disciplinary Rail schemes throughout the UK

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all project elements are delivered safely, on time, to the appropriate quality and within budget.
  • Providing sound and effective leadership to the team, providing direction and technical advice, leading by example to achieve company goals and championing a quality culture
  • Communicating with team members to ensure that they understand and become engaged with the project strategy, brief and client requirements
  • Developing and managing the Project Programme and obtaining the buy-in of all stakeholders
  • Ensuring that effective financial and project management controls are in place and deployed to enable monitoring, modification and forecasting as appropriate
  • Continually looking to enhance productivity through improved processes, procedures and systems
  • Managing the commercial aspects of the project (contract, invoicing, debt, client management)
  • Communicating effectively with all stakeholders to ensure that all parties are kept informed on all relevant matters impacting and influencing projects
  • Managing the acquisition, deployment and management of resources for the project to ensure optimal resource allocation for the project
  • Directing the assessment, selection and management of suppliers, sub-consultants and contractors associated with projects
  • Driving project performance, service delivery and technical and commercial outcomes and undertaking reviews, ensuring client delivery is above expectation
  • Ensuring that completed engineering and documentation work is reviewed for technical, and client compliance
  • Ensuring risks are proactively identified, assessed and managed to avoid adverse impacts on the project
  • Working to ensure maximum client satisfaction, championing client care and proactively working with the client
  • Reviewing the performance of team members and developing them to their full potential


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ideally Electrical or related Degree
  • Ideally Chartered membership of appropriate professional institution
  • Project Management qualifications (ideally IPMA Level C such as APM Practitioner) would be an advantage

Essential Experience:

  • UK Railway experience with an in-depth knowledge of Network Rail's Grip Processes and Procedures
  • Major project management experience on Electrification projects,
  • Demonstrate considerable experience to competent Designer, Checker and CRE level in DC traction renewals and LV Signalling power, Point heating, Junction lighting and DNO supplies.
  • Good understanding of the BS7671
  • Proven track record in complex change control
  • Proven ability in team leading / management
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build professional and long standing relationships with Clients and other Stakeholders




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