Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Location London
Job Type Permanent
Salary Upto £75,000pa (Negotiable)

Job Description

My client is a specialist in the delivery of innovative technology solutions and services within the railway infrastructure.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Head of Engineering to be responsible for the execution, P&L and Contractual obligations for assigned projects.

The successful candidate will hold a HNC/ONC or equivalent in communications, electrical, mechanical or Civil Engineering would be advantageous, experience working in a telecoms, electrical or high technology environment, preferably with site working experience, rail industry experience, specifically experience of LUL and / or Network Rail design processes and risk assessment for projects at design stage, experience in a design role, preferably in managing multi-discipline designs.


• Manage the workflow of design activities through the Engineering South Design Office.
• Responsible for the scheduling and on-time delivery of all design deliverables for multi-discipline design projects, from initial kick-off to issue of deliverables and then production of Handover documents
• Ensures execution of obligations detailed within the Contract Whilst ensuring compliance with the company Safety culture, guidelines, environment, and legislative requirements.
• Working with the Head of Projects & Operations , Delivery Managers and supporting Operations Team, to execute the delivery of each Project and it’s Contractual obligation to agreed budgets.
• Continuously analyses operations and processes, and initiates respective innovation projects.
• Contributes to and monitors relevant Project KPI's
• Liaise with internal Departments to ensure all "Internal Client" support is in place to allow safe & successful execution of all Programme and Contractual obligations and solves design and delivery issues.
• Manages, monitors and analyses the P&L statements for individual projects with regards to influences on the profitability.
• Supports and monitors their own employee satisfaction, qualification, development, and performance management.
• Support the Sales/BD process in the definition of the Project Execution with respect to resources, program and delivery risk.
• Liaising with the Project Managers to maintain programme. This includes attendance at site and progress meetings.
• Managing Design, BIM and CAD resource to fulfil programme.
• Forecasting resource requirements and managing team to ensure resources are fully utilised.
• Check design output for integrity and accuracy (technical compliance will be carried out by others)
• Ensure that all records are kept updated and documentation is in accordance with the business procedures.
• Liaising with clients, sub-contractors, suppliers, and contract support staff as required
• Ensuring company compliance under the CDM (2015) Regulations for designs undertaken 
• Implementing health and safety risk assessments at design stage, ensuring designs are prepared and/or modified to avoid foreseeable health and safety risks at installation stage.
• To ensure that all works under their control are carried out at a standard of quality compatible with BS EN ISO 9001 and appropriate client standards.
• To ensure Assurance compliance is undertaken as per the appropriate Discipline Review process.
• To undertake any function, within reason to ensure the smooth running of the department/working on own initiative when requested to do so
• In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder is required to perform other duties assigned by the Engineering Manager from time to time, as may be reasonably required of them.

This permanent vacancy is being advertised by Coleman-James Limited who are operating as an Employment Agency.

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