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Overhead Contact Systems Design Engineer

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater Manchester

Job Type: Full time


Overhead Contact Systems Design Engineer

Day to day responsibilities will include OCS design input for multidisciplinary feasibility studies, option selection, outline design and detailed design.
Typical design duties will include designing and checking of:
* Design Models and Drawings, including 3D data driven models, layout plans, bonding plans, cross sections, clearance profiles and isolation diagrams and instructions.
* Design reports and submissions.
* Technical specifications
* Technical reports
* Undertaking site surveys

Required for the position of Overhead Contact Systems Design Engineer;

* Demonstrable experience in the relevant discipline
* Good understanding of applicable Network Rail Standards, Railway Group Standards, British / European Standards and railway safety principles.
* Excellent written and verbal communication and good presentation skills
* Effective organisational skills
* Able to apply initiative and to take responsibility.
* Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team.
* Minimum qualification of HNC in an engineering discipline

If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.

Based in either our Altrincham or York offices and reporting to one of our design team leaders, you will be responsible for supporting the cost effective, safe and high-quality approach to Overhead Contact Systems (OCS) design and consultancy works.
This will involve a range of design responsibilities and consultancy activities for a wide range of railway clients.

About the business unit
We help conceive, drive, and implement transport solutions for cities, regions, and asset owners/operators around the globe. From preparing the business case and​ advising on related issues - such as revenue, procurement, and environmental legislation - to delivering the completed infrastructure and helping maintain it. Our planning, engineering, environmental and management skills cover the whole project cycle. We play a major role in developing and delivering the Global Transport Sector Strategy.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited - which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

Pension matched up to 7%
Life insurance
An annual professional institution subscription
Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes
Other Information :
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.

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.

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