- Conformity assessment of new rolling stock and engineering change to existing rail vehicles against a combination of Railway Group Standards, Technical Specifications for Interoperability and Euronorms;
- Technical investigations to identify causes of failure and unreliability in mechanical systems and proposing technical solutions;
- Designing solutions to improve functionality or enhancement of mechanical systems and producing installation documents, adopting current best practice and complying with relevant standards and legislation;
- Designing interfaces between new mechanical equipment and existing train systems;
- Contributing to risk assessments for engineering change, to support the train operator’s statutory obligations and producing safety justifications / analysis;
- Contributing to the bidding process, estimating resource requirements to deliver a project and then delivering the work within budget;
- Liaising with external clients, Atkins project managers, suppliers, team members to achieve compliant engineering solutions and certification to budget, on time and fulfilling the aspirations of the customer;
- If required, working within a client organisation for periods of up to 1 year under their management systems and direction; and
- Technical auditing and vehicle inspection.
- Degree level in a mechanical engineering discipline or equivalent experience in either the design, manufacture, test and/or repair of mechanical equipment for railway applications
- Practical experience working on rail vehicle mechanical systems.
- Detailed knowledge of some or all of the following train systems; external/internal doors, braking systems, gangways and couplers, diesel engines and cooling systems, air supply systems, bogies, suspensions and structures.
- Knowledge of the purpose and scope of Railway Group Standards, TSI’s and Euronorms.
- The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Proficient user of IT systems (e.g. MS Office).
- A willingness to adapt and acquire new skills to meet the needs of the business.
- An ability to work to the complex documented processes and methodologies required by an externally accredited management system
- Chartered Engineer or qualifications leading to chartered status;
- Sound commercial acumen;
- Knowledge of traction and rolling stock electrical systems and operation;
- Understanding of Railway Legislation and rolling stock approvals regimes;
- An appreciation and understanding of the principles and implementation of rail vehicle maintenance regimes; and
- Understanding of interaction between vehicles and railway systems.