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Project Engineering Manager - Telecommunications - PDP

Requisition ID:  220602

1. Purpose of the Job

The Project Engineering Manager Telecommunications will be the single point of Engineering accountability for the entire Integrated Telecommunications system solution, providing both day to day management and technical leadership to the Technical and Delivery Directorate’s.

He/she will ably support the Telecommunications Delivery Director in all Engineering matters, ensuring that integrated solution(s), which meets the requirement(s), are delivered. This includes ensuring that stakeholders are appropriately assured of the direction and quality of engineering outputs. This will be accomplished through the day to day liaison with the dedicated Infrastructure Manager (IM) from either RFL or LU.

The role will require focus on (but not be limited to) overseeing the technical aspects of engineering, construction, testing and commissioning activities and will require full engagement with the Telecommunications Delivery Director, whilst being supported by Subject Matter Experts, Systems Integration, Engineering and Assurance teams.


2. Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide safe, reliable and fit for purpose engineering solutions to meet the Programme scope, time and budget requirements using appropriate standards/norms acting as the controlling mind for the Integrated Telecommunications system solution.
  • Build relationships, both internal and external at senior management and director levels, to enable successful delivery of the engineering solutions.
  • Use technical and commercial knowledge and experience to identify and resolve complex engineering issues that present risk to the successful delivery of the Programme. This will require in depth negotiation through to successful solutions.
  • Identify, manage and mitigate engineering related risks to the Programme with a focus on the safety, reliability (dependability), quality, function and performance of operational assets and systems.
  • Be the single point of Engineering accountability for the Integrated Telecommunications system solution with the Profession Heads and maintain the confidence of the Chief Engineers Group in managing progressive approvals and assurance arrangements ensuring processes and plans are in place.
  • Assist in identifying and promoting the use of smarter/safer/leaner Engineering techniques, technologies and systems including facilitating continuous improvement and a learning culture in relation to the Programme.
  • Represent Project Delivery at ‘Star Chamber’ or Technical Assurance Group meetings, where appropriate to ensure applied solutions are best for project/programme.
  • Be the initial point of contact for any technical ‘change’ requested to the scope of Integrated Telecommunications system solution.
  • Identify and manage the engineering schedule (e.g. Gate Reviews, RFI’s, IRN’s) along with providing support information determining the supportive Engineering schedule.
  • Achieve desired levels of quality through quantity tracking and analysis of design submission categorisation, encouraging ‘Right First Time’ approach.
  • To be responsible for the management of Health and Safety for direct reports.
  • 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 Crossrail Target Zero principles.
  • Co-operate with Crossrail in all matters relating to health and safety, following safe working procedures at all times.
  • Act as a role model for Crossrail’s vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Crossrail’s 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 Crossrail’s information or information systems at risk.



3. Main Challenges of the Job

  • Be the key interface to help manage the relationship between RfL and LU enabling the acceptance and delivery of engineering solutions
  • Ensuring scope of the Integrated Telecommunications system solution is appropriate and that the technical requirements are deliverable and delivered in accordance with the plan by using technical expertise. This will require direct interaction with the Project Manager (PM).
  • Lead the engineering team and the supply chain throughout the programme/works lifecycle to deliver an integrated solution that meets requirements, initiating technical programme/system integration reviews at Level 1 as required and securing the appropriate technical endorsements from the relevant Technical Authorities.
  • Overall management of Integration with other neighbouring contracts (e.g. Systemwide) will be required to ensure a common product that befits a safe operational railway.
  • To support compliant handover of the completed works to both railway infrastructure operators by way of regular liaison with the IM.
  • To manage the interface and expectations between CRL Chief Engineer’s group and Project/Contract/Geographical location
  • To support the PM in determining solutions that are ‘best’ for project and or programme and ensure CEG are aligned to decisions


4. Specific Additional Function and Responsibility

  • Undertaking of competency assessments on behalf of CEG where necessary
  • Supervise Graduates/Interns where necessary
  • Cascading Engineering Functional information across programme (e.g. Best Practice shares)
  • Reporting – Periodic, Weekly, Daily to PM, IM Rep, Heads of Engineering Delivery
  • Engagement and Interaction with other Projects/Contracts where necessary


5. Dimensions & Interfaces (Internal and External)

  • Reports to the Head of Delivery Engineering
  • Aligns to the PM and IM on a day to day basis
  • Supervises Engineering Managers, Project Engineers and Field Engineers and project administration staff on the project.
  • Works closely with construction management and site management staff, area quality representatives, railway systems team, Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer’s Group and document controllers.


5. Necessary Skills

  • Ability to communicate, motivate & influence effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels across the organisation and outside, including negotiating and successfully facilitating joint decision-making.
  • Ability to analyse complex data (quantitative and qualitative), draw conclusions and produce solutions and decisions.
  • Ability to manage customer expectations and deliver service to meet these expectations, managing conflicting priorities to achieve tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to coordinate and integrate Engineering activities to deliver assured engineering solutions.
  • Proven ability to manage design and design compliance through the Validation and Verification cycle.
  • Adaptability, Agility and Flexibility to be applied in line with programme/project requirements


5. Person Specification

  • Preferably Chartered Engineer and or a member of one relevant professional body
  • Degree in engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Very broad knowledge of transport systems engineering, operational and commercial systems backed-up by strong aptitude for holistic / integrative thinking.
  • Preferably include strong knowledge of engineering contracts management (e.g. NEC) and technical experience and work experience in both the Public and Private sectors.
  • Significant knowledge and experience of construction quality systems and processes.
  • Experience in a senior role delivering a Railway Systems project including the review of design, construction and test.
  • Extensive experience of providing professional Engineering services to significant value programmes for large, high risk/complexity, safety focused and regulated organisation(s), where there are multiple complex interfaces requiring successful delivery to time, budget and the requisite quality and specification.
  • Proven track record in the effective control of substantial budgets and the delivery of £Multimillion turnovers to required cost, time, quality and budget.
  • Experience in thinking strategically and identifying systems and processes required to meet immediate and longer term aims.
  • Experience of asset management and whole life costing/ evaluation techniques is desirable.
  • Experience and understanding of ‘commissioning a railway’ and handing assets into operational railway (i.e. Bringing into Use)

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.