The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.
SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as HS2 and TRU, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Director to join our HS2 Main Works Civils engineering design team in Birmingham. This is a leadership role within our engineering team, giving opportunity to take ownership of the engineering delivery of some of the most challenging large-scale civil engineering assets on this landmark scheme. The role will suit a committed and ambitious engineer who can demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills, who puts safety first at all times, combined with commercial awareness and the ability to play their part in growing a dynamic high-performance team.
The post-holder will be part of a growing team of UK engineers delivering projects across the SYSTRA portfolio for a diverse range of UK clients.
The Technical Director will be accountable for the technical assurance of allocated sublot on our HS2 Main Works Civils Contract Design programme ensuring:
Technical co-ordination and integration of multi-discipline design inputs through Full project life cycle through design and implementation to operation
Project requirements and are fully met
Technically sound design solutions are produced, including all associated reporting and cost estimating, to programme and within budget
Constructability, value for money, and innovation are considered at all stages
Compliance with all relevant technical standards
Advice and guidance is provided for staff, and professional development is actively pursued
Good relationships are maintained with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company
Working in collaboration with our designers and contract partners, the Technical Director will be involved in a variety of tasks such as:
Managing delivery in accordance with the Engineering Management Plan
Implement systems and procedures to maintain a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to design, construction, commissioning, and other technical activities, compliant with all relevant legislation
Assess and monitor the competence of Engineers working on projects and provide functional guidance, direction, and briefing.
Apply engineering controls and procedures to all projects and ensure that all design and construction contracts include reference to appropriate HS2 standards applicable to their discipline.
Maintain a robust IDC process and chair design integration IDR and IDC reviews
Management of Engineering schedules and deliverables
Undertake standards briefings
Identify and document any derogations / non-compliances
Manage technical change through design development
Apply relevant techniques and procedures of quantified and qualitative risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to all projects and check whether the environmental aspects of all projects are managed in accordance with Environmental Policy.
Advise project and programme management in respect of all construction activities, testing and commissioning, and site supervision. Monitor whether the design and construction elements meet the requirements of legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations.
Provide approval of design and AFC submissions
Develop effective concept and detailed design solutions that are consistent with the project brief
Implement effective, value for money and innovative design solutions to meet technical and project requirements
Liaise with clients and ensure their requirements are effectively communicated to the team
Review engineering designs, calculations, and drawings
Review contract documents and scheme cost estimates
Review technical documents and reports and assist in the preparation of expressions of interest and tenders
Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety, and environmental legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations
Supervise team members including all engineers, senior engineers, senior technicians, and assistant and graduate engineers
Effective management of and response to project related correspondence
Checks to ensure compliance with the Integrated Management System and assist in its development
Significant high-level Engineering Management experience from complex rail infrastructure environments, ideally in Design Consultancy
Degree in suitable Engineering discipline with Chartership status
Demonstrable CEM experience
Excellent communication and relationship management skills
Tenacity, resilience and significant leadership qualities
Familiarity with relevant digital engineering software
In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.
Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.