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Principal Engineer - Signalling

Mott MacDonald

Location: York

Job Type: Full time


Principal Engineer - Signalling
Based in either our York, Birmingham, Manchester Glasgow or Sheffield offices, you will be responsible for the provision of professional signal engineering input throughout the complete project lifecycle (GRIP 1-8) with a particular emphasis on GRIP 3, 4 and 5 design.

Responsibilities may include, on a project by project basis:
The provision of signal engineering input into: feasibility studies/option analysis/scheme appraisal; scheme development; detailed design; design checking; project management; technical advisor; subject matter expert; project engineering; acting as Contractor's Responsible Engineer.

Delivery of engineering (design and consultancy) specific tasks
Contribution to the engineering input to multi-disciplinary railway engineering (design and consultancy) projects.
Observation of company quality, health and safety, environmental, commercial and project management disciplines and procedures, as relevant to tasks undertaken.
Deputise for the Signalling Design Manager as required.

We will need you to have most of the experience listed below:

IRSE 1.1.550 Signalling Principles Designer; (required)
IRSE 1.1.160 Signalling Design Verifier; (required)
IRSE 1.1.145 Signalling Design Manager (preferable)
Signal Sighting competencies: Sighting Committee Member/Sighting Committee Chair
Ideally an electrical engineering degree or alternatively, a suitable rail industry recognised qualification (HNC/HND)
Extensive experience in signalling design and engineering management within a consultancy environment
Ability to plan and produce compliant signalling schemes with minimum supervision knowledge of signalling principles, circuits, components and the implications of working with other disciplines
Must be a good team worker and decision maker
Customer focused with commercial and financial awareness.
We promote an agile working policy and the role will require some travel, occasional overnight stays and potential secondments.

Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering, and development consultancy with a $2billion business spanning 140 countries with over 16,500 staff in sectors such as transport, energy, buildings, water and the environment, health and education and industry and communications.

Equality, diversity and inclusion:
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Flexible working:
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:
Pension matched up to 7%
Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
An annual professional institution subscription
Life insurance
Enhanced parental leave
Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.