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Associate Design Manager - Signalling


London, United Kingdom

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

We are currently looking for a Signalling Design Manager responsible for leading and directing signalling design team in all aspects of delivering railway-signalling schemes in accordance with all company standards, signalling principles and practice. Manage and control all staff appointed to project(s) and work packages being produced under your control.

The role also involves design checking or verification/ CRE role on projects.

The role is part of the Signalling Design team, working on an extremely wide variety of projects both in the UK and overseas. Our projects also involve a diverse range of technologies, Mechanical/Electro-mechanical, RRI, Geographical interlocking, CBI and ETCS.

The Signalling team is part of the Infrastructure Systems London, which comprises of lively and enthusiastic engineers, designers and technicians. Within the group, we have a wealth of experience of railway design, construction, installation and commissioning in the UK and Overseas.


To provide excellent engineering skills and technical knowledge of railway signalling, within an environment of high quality and timeliness.
To integrate with colleagues, and operate with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose for the successful delivery of projects, the businesses, and Arup.
Responsible for the Production or Checking of detailed signalling principles designs and calculations.
Provide on a regular basis reports on the signalling design team performance to Management and planning personnel.
Provide technical guidance for the production of detailed signalling design.
Monitor and review progress, ensuring project timescales and targets are met.
Implement the design scope, ensuring that the design team understands the project requirements.
Act as Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE) for projects.
Determine the design methodology for projects and sign off outline and design specifications.
Will be responsible for mentoring and skill development of Signalling team members learning on the job providing guidance, training and feedback.


Appropriate HND or Higher qualification would be a benefit.
IRSE licence Signalling Principles Designer category 1.1.550 and Signalling design verifier 1.1.160.
Hold or be working towards IRSE Project Engineer or Engineering Manager design license.1.145 Signalling Design Manager desirable.
A member of the IRSE and an Incorporated Engineer.
Extensive hands-on experience of Production, Checking and Approval of feasibility, outline and detailed signalling principles designs and calculations. Other railway design experience within the rail industry will also be essential.
Good underpinning knowledge of signalling design principles, standards, components, and fabrication methods.
Extensive underpinning knowledge of signalling design and interlocking principles, standards, components, and fabrication methods.
Experience of signalling construction methods and installation.
A good understanding of Network Rail signalling assets and project lifecycle on multidiscipline railway projects
Technically competent to undertake technical approvals of signalling designs and its associated design submissions including IDC/IDR process.
A good knowledge of other rail disciplines, and how their work interfaces with signalling engineering
Experienced in responding to Client requests and challenging deadlines and able to cope with interruptions as projects demand.
Good team leader within signalling and train control teams or project teams and discipline leader within other Railway multidisciplinary projects.
Operates tactfully and diplomatically and with the highest levels of professionalism.
Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.


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