Systems Assurance Team Leader - Rail in United Kingdom

Systems Assurance Team Leader - Rail

Required for one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms.

With approximately 31,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, and various environmental experts. Based in more than 500 offices across 39 countries worldwide.

Rail Discipline provides engineering, design consultancy and specialist services to the rail industry. The business is expanding their rail systems capability, building on the "best in class" reputation. With a number of well-established Rail Systems Design Centres throughout the UK, and the teams in those centres are delivering a wide variety of complex and technically challenging projects around the country and overseas. Working directly with Network Rail and organisations such as TfL and TfGM, with contractors, TOCs, developers of rail freight facilities and other organisations engaged in the implementation of rail projects.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an engineering degree qualified (or similar) Systems Assurance Consultant with hands-on experience in safety and mission critical industries who is interested in progressing in our Systems Assurance team. We are looking for people with the ability to make a difference and influence others to develop and deliver successfully. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, strong technical capability, be willing to take on new challenges and have significant skills and experience in the leadership of technical teams. Whilst technical capability is important your main focus will be to lead and develop your line reports. Ideally the candidate will already be a Chartered Engineer (or equivalent in other disciplines) or will realistically achieve this in the next 12-18 months.

Reporting to the Service Leader for the Systems Assurance team, you will lead a team of Systems Assurance Consultants, delivering industry-leading services in client, contractor and supplier organisations.

As team leader you will provide your line reports with direction and support through regular 1-2-1s providing them with the environment to meet their commitments to clients, the wider business and to themselves. Your line reports will range in experience from graduates to experienced Systems Assurance Consultants. You will also assist the Systems Assurance Service Leader and Technical Discipline Lead in staff recruitment and retention, business development and tendering / work winning activities.

In addition, it is expected that you will continue to be involved in major infrastructure schemes in a Systems Assurance role. This will be either on a work package basis, as an individual secondee or as part of a major infrastructure project team.

You will be largely UK focused, based out of our London office. Opportunities may also arise to work in other areas of the UK and possibly overseas. Depending on the location of your team you may be required to visit them in other Client offices in locations such as Manchester, Swindon and Bristol.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To lead, develop and retain a team.
  • To contribute to recruitment, work winning, business development and building positive client relationships.
  • To continue to be involved in major infrastructure schemes in a Systems Assurance role.
  • To help develop a Systems Assurance toolkit that can be used in future projects.
  • Degree, in relevant engineering discipline
  • Chartered Member of a relevant professional body (or will be achieved in 12 month period)
  • Post degree hands on engineering experience in safety or mission critical industries. Technical and project management experience is vital.
  • Proven ability to lead and work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in a consultancy environment with good customer relationship and stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrable capability & experience in Systems Assurance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree, in relevant engineering discipline
  • Chartered Member of a relevant professional body (or will be achieved in 12 month period)
  • Post degree hands on engineering experience in safety or mission critical industries. Technical and project management experience is vital.
  • Proven ability to lead and work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in a consultancy environment with good customer relationship and stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrable capability & experience in Systems Assurance

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