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Principal RAMS Engineer

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


We are currently involved on a number of major projects in various sectors, such as transportation, energy and power and industry development. We also provide support to international projects in countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States to name a few.

Our System Engineering and Assurance (SEA) Business Stream is looking for a Principal Rail Systems Assurance & Conformance Engineer. You will report directly to the Systems Engineering team leader in Mott MacDonald's System Engineering and Assurance (SEA) Business Stream.

We are looking to recruit a Principal RAMS / Rail Systems Assurance & Conformance Engineer to join our System Engineering and Assurance (SEA) Business Stream to support a growing workload of projects located in UK and around the world. The role will based in Croydon or London, but other locations can be considered. Due to the nature of our business, you will be willing to travel for projects when required, such as visits on-site. As part of the Systems Engineering and Assurance team you will be working on projects in the UK but may also become involved in international projects.

As a Principal RAMS / Rail Systems Assurance & Conformance Engineer, you will be leading Safety and Reliability engineering activities as well as Assurance engineering activities.

You are experienced and have knowledge in carrying out Hazard Workshops and in applying Common Safety Method - Risk Evaluation and Assessment (CSM-RA) on projects. You will be able to demonstrate most of the following:

  • Degree-level qualification in engineering
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution (or equivalent)
  • Experience of carrying out CSM RA from an Assessment Body perspective and CSM RA delivery from a project perspective
  • Proven experience of involvement in hazard identification / risk assessment workshops
  • Ability to communicate and report, in both verbal and written English, to colleagues and clients on highly technical matters
  • Experience in interpreting legislation especially related to Common Safety Method and application on assurance and safety engineering projects
  • Knowledge of Railway Interoperability Regulations and the application of TSIs and NNTRs


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.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

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Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald

We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence