Who are Talascend International?
Talascend International are an established recruitment agency based in the UK, working across the Rail, Life Sciences, Infrastructure, Energy and Power sectors.
Our expert railway recruitment consultants have been working closely with clients to build both contract and permanent workforces for over 20 years. Most recently their focus has been placing candidates into large UK infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2.
Our team recruit for rail projects in the UK, as well as Life Sciences, Oil & Gas and Nuclear projects on an international scale across Europe, Abu Dhabi and India.
To speak to our team about your railway recruitment, or other hiring needs you can contact us on email@example.com or you can call on +44 (0)161 507 8370.
Rail Project Test & Trails Programme Manager, LondonLondon, England £0.01 - £1.01 per day + negotiable day rate inside of IR35
Rail Project Test & Trails Programme Manager, London (Contract Role) 1. Purpose of the Job To programme manage the delivery of key cross-organisation activities and milestones relating to trials, testing and commissioning (TT&C) of the Project. Responsibilities include establishing the strategy for integrated trials, testing and commissioning, building and maintaining project plans, trend analysis, reporting, managing risks and issues, hold formal reviews, working with site teams to execute safe and efficient test activity, managing and producing close out assurance. 2. Principal Accountabilities * Establish strategies relating to trials, testing and commissioning of the railway to achieve its aims to be safe, integrated, operable, maintainable, resilient and reliable. * Communication of TT&C strategies and plans to internal and eternal stakeholders. * Build and maintain project plans relating to trials, testing & commissioning. Work with and influence internal and external stakeholders from across the programme to ensure these plans are executing safely and efficiently. * Collect & analyse data, identify trends and produce informative reports for upwards communication. * Identification and management of risks and issues, defining and implementing mitigation actions and resolving issues to ensure disruption and delay is minimised. * Chair working groups and formal reviews to ensure multi-stakeholder engagement * Work closely with test site teams to ensure that TT&C objectives are met safely and efficiently * Track and manage the timely production and approval of close out reports and assurance relating to TT&C in accordance with key milestones * Provide leadership, creative and active management input to the TT&C team, ensuring all decision making is aligned with the programme objectives and priorities. Mandatory Requirements * Co-operate with client in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times. * Act as a role model for clients vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too. * Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues. * Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put clients information or information systems at risk. * To be responsible for the management of Health and Safety for direct reports. 3. Main Challenges of the Job * Effective management of TT&C activity against a challenging and complex schedule with many competing demands and conflicts. * Influencing and management of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the strategic aims of the TT&C function are met * Identifying trends, risks and issues and problem solving to ensure any blockers to safe and efficient testing are removed. 4. Dimensions & Interfaces (Internal and External) * Reports to the Head of TT&C Works closely with: Testing & Commissioning Project Delivery Clients Technical Directorate Clients Tier 1 Suppliers including BT and Siemens Rail Operations Rail Maintenance Network Rail Person Specification * Experience and detailed knowledge of testing and commissioning into service complex railway systems including power, signalling & train and interfacing sub systems. * Programme or project management experience * Experience of working on metro and/or NR infrastructure and to metro/NR rules * Experience of on-site testing & reports. * Experience of working closely with the supply chain to enable safe and efficient test environments. * Dynamic individual who proactively identifies risks and issues and maintains a thorough and disciplined approach to their management and mitigation. * A keen problem solver seeking to remove blockers in order to drive performance * Ability to understand the direct and indirect implications of project delays and risks. * Strong reporting & communication skills * Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and influence. Able to be assertive without causing unnecessary conflict, and to interact and communicate effectively with people. * Able to multitask and manage conflicting priorities, used to working under pressure and to deadlines. * Strong customer orientation, focussed on the ultimate objectives of this major capital investment programme for London
Rail Business Resilience and Security Manager, LondonLondon, England £0.01 - £1.01 per day + negotiable day rate inside of IR35
The Business Resilience & Security Manager coordinates all Business Resilience activities; Central and Programme Emergency Planning & Response; and Security oversight & assurance, and works for this Rail Project to ensure the smooth transition of Business Resilience at transfer of the railway assets. 2. Principal Accountabilities Support the Employer in relation to the following: Own and manage the Business Resilience lifecycle processes across the Project Programme, aligning and interfacing with all stakeholder processes to ensure the smooth transition of Business Resilience at transfer of the railway assets to the IM. Manage, maintain, deliver, review and periodically test the Business Resilience Plan and associated processes, aligning and working with stakeholders. Assist Departmental Heads and others in the design and implementation of Business Recovery Planning Co-ordinate the initial and ongoing training of clients personnel in the understanding and implementation of Business Resilience and Emergency Response plan(s), including 'Duty-on-Call' and Gold Response Team mobilisation and facilitation. Ensure recovery solutions are implemented and fit for purpose to meet the recovery requirements of the clients critical business processes, recovery sites and IT solutions, with reference to engaging with clients Business Continuity. Act as point of contact with Emergency Services Group, and other 'Blue Light' interfaces. Maintain the security of the programme, maintain the confidence of clients partners and stakeholders regarding security and ensure that security related risks are managed and understood Coordinate the security activities of main contractors and where appropriate suggest strategies to the Employer in order to achieve practical security solutions Effectively communicate recommended courses of action for innovative, business- oriented responses. Understand and respond to the changing security threats throughout the lifetime of the programme. Develop and implement security assurance programme to ensure that clients Partners are delivering their responsibilities as required by the Security Requirements. Take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Target Zero principles. Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures always. Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too. Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues. Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put clients information or information systems at risk. 3. Main challenges of the job Multiple interfaces with clients Senior Management, Staff Partners, Emergency Services, Local & National Governmental agencies and departments. Supporting the Employer ensuring that emergency response is robust and fit for purpose. Supporting the Employer in working with delivery teams to maintain a common approach to business resilience and security issues. Supporting the Employer in balancing a variety of priorities to ensure timely delivery in accordance with agreed deadlines. Supporting the Employer in developing a collaborative approach to encourage improvements in performance. Supporting the Employer in developing and leading a positive culture across the Programme. Working with stakeholders to maintain collaborative approach to business resilience and security matters, particularly with the IMs. Manage embedded teams with challenging priorities. Generating and maintaining a 'team' spirit across a wide geographic and multisite area. 4. Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external) Maintain a good working relationship with managers within the Technical, Delivery and Health and Safety functions. To maintain good working relationships with Government Agencies (UK Border Agency, Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service) Willingness to undergo security vetting to 'SC' level if necessary. 5. Person Specification Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience Have worked in a similar role at senior level in the construction industry Strategic orientation with ability to act tactically, as required Highly skilled in succeeding in a matrix-management environment Good understanding of ISO 22301 or similar Business Resilience Management Standards
Rail - Principal Signalling EngineerEngland Negotiable
At Talascend international we are currently recruiting for Principle Signalling Engineers on a contract basis, ideally located close to either Birmingham or York. Principle Signalling Engineer - Carry out the duties of Signalling Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) or Project Engineer (PE) as required. Ensure internal and contractor's design/construction/specialists' personnel have the correct competencies. Manage all Signalling engineering activities on allocated projects so that they result in schemes that are affordable and meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality. Manage the design and/or construction elements of allocated projects ensuring they meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management (CDM) and CSM-RA regulations. Provide advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision. Assist the Head of Discipline (HoD) in developing a culture of technical excellence by driving a right first-time approach. Monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors. Assist the HoD in the development & innovative solutions. Identify and help to share best practice across all project teams. Essential Degree/HNC or relevant experience; Good communicator An understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of work. CDM, CSM-RA, risk assessment, engineering management competency. Experience in people management A working knowledge of Network Rail and other client Standards Specific experience of project development for signalling schemes, NR approval processes, signalling schemes review panel processes and deliverables criteria for signalling schemes. Approved as a Network Rail Contractors Responsible Engineers (CRE) or previously worked as a Network Rail Project Engineer Knowledge of quality assurance Preferred Membership of a relevant professional body with chartered status. Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects. An appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works. Project safety management experience Yellow book course IRSE Principles & Checker Design Licenses Knowledge of Bentley Microstation and Alstom Plans software packages
Civil Infrastructure - Electrical Technician - Milton KeynesMilton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Negotiable
At Talascend International we are currently recruiting for Electrical Technicians. This role will be providing Electrical Maintenance in Milton Keynes. The role will be to install temporary electrical systems (sub-stations, power supplies, lighting etc.) to support construction teams. Workers will be in four teams of five and each will cover maintenance of an area of around 20km Key Responsibilities Responsibility for the installation of CMS Responsibility for the wiring and termination Adhere to Health and Safety guidelines at all times What we are looking for. ECS card either Electrician or approved as a minimum Electricians must have 18th edition PPE - Orange Hi Viz clothing, lace up (no rigger type boots) safety boots with mid-sole protection, safety glasses, gloves (CUT 5) and Hard Hat Start date - ASAP Hours - 0800 to 1800
Rail - Scheme Project Manager - GlasgowGlasgow, Scotland Negotiable
Scheme Project Managers to be responsible for managing the safe and effective delivery of projects, supporting the Project or Programme Manager to deliver key outputs of programmes in order to meet client requirements to time, cost, quality, and performance. 1. Accountable for delivery of Works Delivery projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate. 2. Work closely with Project Managers to lead, inspire, direct and develop specialist teams to deliver successful projects to meet route objectives for internal and external stakeholders. 3. Manage and implement Construction Design Management (CDM) requirements associated with projects to deliver compliance to regulations. 4. Direct multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan to manage and maintain the plans to project completion. 5. Identify and Implement the management of resource planning for current and projected work banks, including identification and management of critical resource requirements. 6. Support the Project Manager in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements across the project lifecycle, as well as updating business cases that justify projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks in collaboration with clients. 7. Manage stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests. 8. Manage project reviews at appropriate points throughout project lifecycle which inform governance decisions of projects by identifying, monitoring and providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk (threats and opportunities) contingency, and continuing relevance. Plan and implement mitigations to them, responding to other issues that affect the projects and associated programmes. 9. Manage change control in collaboration with clients and contractors by establishing, and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and update configuration documents as required, in accordance with company processes. 10. Support accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person. Essential * Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience * Member of the Association for Project Management or equivalent, holding or working towards chartered status or equivalent * Successful experience and detailed knowledge of the application of Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations * Demonstrable stakeholder engagement and communication skills * Successful relevant experience including experience of contracting and project delivery * In depth knowledge and previous experience of project budget management * Able to demonstrate effective evaluation and decision-making skills * Successful previous experience of safety management in project delivery * Detailed knowledge of Health and Safety legislation * Understanding of Network Rail accident investigation processes and procedures Desirable * Experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP) * Experience in risk identification, assessment and mitigation * Flexible and pro-active approach
Rail - Assistant Procurement Manager - ManchesterManchester, Greater Manchester inside IR35
To purchase goods and services for a specific commodity area in line with company Procurement procedures. 1. Undertake full range of procurement activities including obtaining supplier prices, tendering negotiation and purchase order placement. 2. Assist in the procurement of higher value and more complex commodities. 3. Provision of dedicated support to senior staff in commodity area * Ability to demonstrate analytical, investigation and problem solving * Proven ability to engage with Customers and build collaborative relationships with Stakeholders * Proven experience in delivering to agreed timescales and standards * Good communication skills and a customer focused approach * Willingness to learn and develop This role may suit someone who is looking to change the career and move into Procurement. As long as they've come from a customer focussed role, can meet deadlines, stakeholder engagement, liaise with people at all levels.
Rail: Project Manager (Works Operation Readiness): LondonLondon, England Negotiable
Purpose of the Job Reporting to the H/O IDT Performance & Development the Works Operation Readiness Room Project Manager is responsible for: - The instructional design, co-ordination, facilitation, implementation, management, coaching and continuous improvement of a transparent standardised performance management system / process hub, designed to understand, track and facilitate performance & continuous improvement. Providing operational and tactical support improving the day-to-day running of the Delivery Directorate in relation to, Shafts, Portals, Route way & Stations IDTs with their respective Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost & People deliverables, enabling the IDTs to perform and deliver the programme. Co-ordinating and presenting the tracking and reporting of daily and periodic performance activities through the use of factual and transparent activity sprint plans, available and visible across all sites, ensuring Delivery Directorate governance and cadence requirements are met. Supporting and coaching site of PM/IDTs, with tracking and reporting to the Delivery Director and the wider organisation. Removal of variability across IDT Tier-1s & sub-contractor base, employing best practice sharing & lessons learnt. Ensure continuity and alignment between Delivery & Programme Controls reports, reporting and meeting cadence. Principal Accountabilities Lead Works Operation Readiness Room to provide a lean and agile reporting and tracking processes (including visualisation) for the H/O IDT Performance & Development and Heads of Shafts, Portals, Route way and Stations Delivery, Project and Tier-1 Managers and IDTs. Management of the Works Operational Readiness Room to facilitate, reporting, forecasting, visualisation management, governance frameworks, and working closely with the other Directorates and their performance reporting leads. Advise the H/O IDT Performance & Development along with Delivery Leads at a tactical level, providing common principles, methodologies and support tools to build on existing legacy reports, processes and procedures, implementing them accordingly in the current phase of the Programme, helping and supporting time and cost sensitive decisions, whilst ensuring Safety and Quality standards are maintained Support the transition from Delivery Programme Controls to Delivery site leads, and their respective reports and reporting roles and responsibilities, ensuring effective resource provisions are in place whilst providing performance information to aid the H/O IDT Performance & Development in their management of the Delivery Director and Directorate including organisational structure, strategy and approach. Assist the H/O Performance & Development with the Handover co-ordination and collaboration with the Delivery leads and IDTs to ensure that the handover regimes and timings meet the overall programme ensuring that these activities are programmed and the impact to the wider programme is understood to prevent damage to the programme caused by concurrency. Attend, lead, chair and where required reinstall, daily visualisation (physical/virtual) performance management centres and cadence across all sites at Level 4, 3, 1.5 and Route to Finish (RtF), ensuring challenge, administration and tracking of concerns, actions, timely resolution or escalation and attendance at Technical Directorate Integrated Team Meeting (ITM) or Executive Trial Running Mobilisation Board (TRMB). Alignment and deployment of Central Programme and Project Controls revised 'Blockade' reporting (1. DCS Adherence 2. EOWL's 3. Construction Activities 4. ROTA). Consult and act on observations and assessment highlighted from Sponsors and Project P-Representatives. Work closely with the External Relations team and support activities such as; the co-ordination of advisors, stakeholders, executive and technical for site visits, and inputs to learning legacy, lessons learnt and best practice sharing. Work in close collaboration with the Communications department to ensure that they are provided with up to date information regarding individual, IDT and Delivery Directorate wide successes, noteworthy events and best practice sharing. Person Specification Experience and formally trained in lean behaviours, tools and techniques. Ability to inform, influence and coach to senior management level using data focused on action areas, using technics such as visualisation, practical problem solving (5W Root-Cause analysis), following a Scan, Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle, to transparently identify and demonstrably evidence performance and delivery. In-depth knowledge and experience of industry cross functional best practices from the construction, rail, automotive, defence and aerospace sectors with demonstrable evidence of importing and embedding improvement processes and procedures. Working knowledge of rail/engineering industry, experience of dealing with large complex works packages. Experience of influencing and/or leading large multidisciplinary teams. Excellent written, oral presentation and communication skills together with strong inter-personal skills and experience. Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary management team and within a matrix organisational structure. Experience of supporting high-profile individuals in their day-to-day activities, with the discretion required to handle sensitive issues. Experience in budgeting resources management and organisational change management.
Senior Commercial Development Manager: BirminghamBirmingham, West Midlands Up to £700 per day + Inside IR35
Role of Directorate/Department The Commercial Development (CD) business is accountable for the identification and prioritised delivery of £5bn of property development and commercialisation opportunities in, above and around HS2 stations. The CD business is mandated to maximise social and economic value and deliver timely commercial returns. Working with multiple government and private stakeholders, the CD business will deliver commercial returns whilst meeting wider regeneration objectives of the HS2 project. All teams within the CD business are responsible for delivering service excellence at all HS2 stations and optimising the commercial performance at each location. ACCOUNTABILITIES Oversee the development of site-specific property development plans and manage day to day property development matters. Support the Head of Commercial Development to manage various contracts. Key tasks under this role will include, but are not limited to: - Support delivery of the Directorate's business plans and annual budgets, producing cost, value and risk projections to inform them, and well-structured and reasoned financial analysis and board papers in support of measuring performance of the Directorates targets against the business plans, with support from the Finance Business Partners. Monitoring the implementation and delivery of the approved project business plans, comprising: administration of contracts; monitoring and securing internal approvals for the preparation of the development business plans and development of masterplan options; monitoring and securing internal approvals for the preparation of the outline planning applications; monitoring any draw-down conditions for development phases and obtaining the necessary internal approvals; and monitoring the construction and sale/letting of the completed development phases. Lead financial due diligence and appraisal analysis to identify individual projects and options to allow informed decision making, clearly differentiating those assets that are better to develop and/or dispose from those to hold/invest in for income. Undertake 3rd party supplier management and contractor management for specialist skillsets (e.g. architects, town planning, technical, commercial, legal and property valuation advisers) Interface regularly with key stakeholders, landowners, Department for Transport (DfT) & Network Rail (NR), to drive the development programme forward. Interface with town planning specialists and ensure delivery of appropriate planning applications and consents that are fit for purpose and aligned with the business plan and wider strategic plans. Prepare necessary plans, business cases and financial reports to support identification of suitable delivery mechanisms (e.g. disposals, revenue share and profit share mechanisms) to deliver approved property development projects. Where relevant, work closely with the appointed partners for schemes, ensuring delivery against defined contractual and business plan requirements. Take line management responsibility for the supervision, motivation and development of any support staff allocated to this role. REQUIRED CRITERIA Skills: Financial and property project management skills to manage substantial project budgets and milestones, and oversee sensitivity testing, risk management, etc. Ability to develop and maintain a wide network of internal and external relationships, and act as ambassador for HS2 Ltd, and the Commercial Development Directorate where appropriate. Ability to work with and win the confidence of a multiple internal and external stakeholders, including the HS2 station delivery teams. Effective IT and financial appraisal skills encompassing both standard business desktop packages and property specific packages such as 'Argus Developer' and the preparation, and interrogation of development appraisals and discounted cash flows using Microsoft Excel. Effective presentation and communication skills. Knowledge: MRICS or MRTPI professional qualification. Knowledge of the wider North West and regional property markets and best in class practices in relation to preparation of sites to take to market. Understanding of core property development concepts and delivery techniques, inter alia; town planning, property law (development agreements, building agreements, investment leases, planning and GDV overage deeds) construction and engineering principles, procurement, project management etc. Knowledge of core property valuation and development appraisal techniques and able to undertake robust evaluations, financial modelling and risk evaluation studies. Monitoring and managing live project development accounts. Commercial legal knowledge to instruct solicitors in relation to disposals, structuring joint ventures, development agreements, timely and correct service of notices, leases, sub-letting, assignments, acquisitions, etc Knowledge of Town Planning issues and requirements.
MEP Package Manager: LondonLondon, England Inside IR35
Purpose of the Job To act as Client Package Manager for Canary Wharf Station through the stages of design, variations, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover. Also, to coordinate all Crossrail functional inputs to Canary Wharf Station. Principal Accountabilities Supporting the Project Delivery Manager in preparing communications and instructions to contractors in accordance with the Works Contracts Administration Procedures To identify and manage technical risk in the discipline area across the programme Overseeing construction activities of construction contracts within the area of responsibility at each geographic location or system-based area Provide timely and accurate period progress, financial and risk reports Directs the planning and development of variations, scope definition, project procedures, budgets and project schedules Assures that appropriate senior level contact, including key correspondence and working relationships is maintained throughout the duration of the project. Monitors all contractual commitments to assure that work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings and terms of the contracts Oversees the review and recommends for approval the project controls plans including trend programs, project cost estimates, forecasts, schedules, and financial reports and reviews any commitments that exceed assigned budgets. Periodically reviews change order controls to assure that all changes are being handled appropriately Conducts periodic package meetings to review progress and discuss project issues. Ensures problems involving coordination, schedule, and the setting of priorities are resolved by the project team Manages the development of package plans, budgets and schedules. Has overall responsibility for project delivery, ensuring that all stakeholder requirements and expectations are met or exceeded Deal with customer and stakeholder issues to prevent repeat contacts and escalation To pursue a structured approach to the effective management of risk as set out in risk management policy. This sets out good practices in the identification, evaluation and cost effective control of risks to ensure that they are eliminated where possible, reduced to an acceptable level or managed and contained; and to embed risk management practices within management and planning activities Support contracts and deliver a robust design and design assurance process through the Engineering Review Group functionally supporting the Chairman of Gates Initiate and support value management/engineering initiatives Ensure the appropriate discipline support is provided to Crossrail's liaison with external stakeholders Supporting interfaces between the assigned principle contractor and other adjacent or followon Crossrail packages on site. Providing support to the liaison with Infrastructure Managers and Asset Owners Ensure that interfaces with other functional disciplines are efficiently managed Contribute to the assurance strategy for integrity and safety and, project and quality procedures The post holder is required to: Ensure application of technical excellence, value and consistency are delivered during the design development, procurement and construction phases Ensure that engineering technical considerations are not compromised in the decision making process for any changes being considered Provide the appropriate level of technical representation to external parties Prepare papers/presentations for Sponsors, Board, Executive and other meetings Where necessary attend meetings with external stakeholders, in particular the Sponsors (DfT and TfL) and Industry Partners (NR, LU, RfL, DLR and Canary Wharf) The post holder will have responsibility for managing on a day to day basis support services provided by Consultants and FDC's delivering services to the team. Person Specification Professional qualifications in civil engineering or underground construction or an associated discipline Experience of and successful track record in a similar role on a major rail or infrastructure project A good knowledge of development, design and/or construction of major railway projects A good understanding of the design of tunnel structures and shafts A good appreciation of the interaction between disciplines in the development and optimisation of the new underground space A good understanding of urban context, design in a dense and historic urban environment and mitigation planning A good understanding of heritage and conservation issues in the need to protect 3rd party structures from ground movement damage Good knowledge of contracting strategies Good knowledge of value techniques and the achievement of value for money Comprehensive understanding of the management of consultants and staff Excellent inter-personal skills with proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidiscipline management team Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills
Rail - Systems Safety Engineer - Working from HomeLondon, England Negotiable
Carry out Engineering Safety Management activities for Crossrail Stations, Shafts and Portals and Railway Systems in providing oversight to ensure that Safety Engineering on the Crossrail Project is conducted in a manner that is compliant to the latest applicable requirements of UK Law and good practice, in order to achieve a level of risk that is acceptable. Principal Accountabilities * Reports to the Head of System Safety and Interoperability and carries out Engineering Safety Management activities for Stations, Shafts and Portals and Railway Systems across the Central Operating Section as required * Develop strong, well defined interfaces with interoperability and authorisation activities being managed by the Interoperability Manager (via the NoBo and AsBo) * Develop strong, well defined interfaces with Assessment Body (AsBo) activities being assessed under Common Safety Method (CSM) to ensure is legally compliant and in good position to obtain a favourable Safety Assessment Report from the AsBo * Provide the contribution of the Stations, Shafts and Portals Safety and Railway Systems Justifications and interfaces with other elements * Checking that the Contractor's System Safety Plans are are compliant to applicable Railway Regulations, with regard to safety engineering, to London Underground, Railway Group Standards, European/UK Standards, Common Safety Methods, Yellow Book and Technical Specifications for Interoperability * Maintaining, with engineering teams, the processes and controls for safety engineering and safety assurance activities as part of the Crossrail project lifecycle * Interfacing with project teams and providing assistance on Safety Assurance & Safety Engineering issues * Liaising with contractors in relation to system safety engineering, review and acceptance of contractor performance with regard to safety engineering. Review and acceptance of contractor deliverables with regard to safety engineering * Day to day management of and conducting safety engineering and safety assurance activities * Managing and establishing activities required to check that the integrated system is safe. Undertaking Safety Engineering activities as described by Common Safety Methods, Yellow Book, EN50126, EN50128, EN50129 and IEC 61508 * Assessing the impact on safety due to change in requirements, design or legislations. * Representing Safety Engineering discipline for Stations Shafts and Portals on: i. Hazard Review Panel ii. Gate reviews iii. RAB-C and other panels and groups as appropriate Person Specification * Substantial experience of Safety Engineering and Common Safety Method Regs in a railway related environment * Engineering degree iis desirable * Chartered Engineer or member of the Safety and Reliability Society desirable
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