Systems Engineer – Interface Management
Birmingham and London
Interested in transforming UK Rail? Do you have an understanding of systems engineering and the ability to provide expert technical support and leadership to project development and delivery teams? Do you have the ability to effectively influence and manage stakeholders at different levels and in different parts of the wider organization?
At HS2, we leave a legacy for future infrastructure projects. Delivery of the HS2 will enable the shift from road and air to rail, improving the quality of the air we breathe and supporting the transition to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
Come join us on our journey!
Like a System Engineer – Interface Management, you will implement and improve HS2 technical interface management capability across the HS2 organization, working closely with delivery teams to enable effective integration across delivery disciplines and phases and to ensure that a common approach to the management of HS2 technical interfaces is established and maintained. The role will work within the core HS2 Principal System Integrator (PSI) function, controlling and mitigating risk of PSI interfaces.
You will join the team developing and improving the interface management capability of HS2, adapting it to the delivery of rail systems contracts while ensuring that the appropriate resources, tools and processes are in place.
About the role:
- Implement the HS2-wide interface management framework to develop and enhance HS2’s interface management capability, adapting it to the delivery of rail system contracts while ensuring that resources , appropriate tools and processes are in place.
- Drive the resolution of technical interfaces escalated to the lead system integrator liaising with the broader group of chief engineer and project engineering teams to ensure the integrity of the HS2 system baseline is protected.
- Develop and deliver data-driven interface reports to enable proactive management and mitigation of technical risks and effective decision-making within HS2 in its lead system integrator (PSI) role.
- Work within the system design team on risk mitigation of technical interfaces identified for PSI monitoring to reduce overall system integration risk exposure of HS2.
- Train and guide interface engineers/managers across the HS2 organization to ensure they have the skills and understanding necessary to achieve the interface management objectives defined in the framework.
- Be a super user for HS2’s Relatics interface management tool and provide training and support to the entire organization including. HS2 supply chain.
- Support a culture of continuous improvement and use best practices to identify opportunities for efficiency within delivery teams. Identify further enhancements to Relatics to enable effective and efficient interface management across all delivery entities. Identify and define opportunities for further data integration with broader system integration team.
- Identify and prioritize interface issues so they can be resolved at the appropriate level and in a timely manner, including preparation of change documents when Governance Committee decision is required.
- Perform audits of the application of the interface management process within HS2 and the supply chain.
- Actively promote and integrate equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into all your work and support and adhere to all organizational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
- Systems engineering skills and ability to provide expert technical support and leadership to project development/delivery teams,
- Ability to effectively influence and manage stakeholders at different levels and in different parts of the wider organization
- Experience managing competing engineering projects and requests, with cost and schedule implications on all engineering projects/programs
- Data analysis and reporting skills
- Understanding of the operation and maintenance of railways and technical sub-systems (i.e. railway systems, rolling stock, stations in particular) and how they fit together and usually interface.
- The job holder is expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect
You are expected to actively promote and integrate equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into all your work and support and adhere to all organizational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
We ask for a variety of details in your online application, but we make the first assessment of suitability for a position based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated Word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the job posting criteria.
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high-speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of major UK population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a legacy of skills and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe and inclusive work environment for all of our staff – living our values of security, respect, integrity and leadership.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety critical organisation. Employees are expected to take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others by taking personal responsibility for working within the principles of our Safe at Heart program and following safe work procedures at all times.
We apply broad pay scales for all of our roles to enable us to fulfill our commitments to inclusivity and career development. The final package depends on individual knowledge, skills and experience. Plus, we offer a range of competitive benefits – check them out in the Benefits section of our website.
HS2 Ltd strives to ensure that everyone who works for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential. In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive in making adjustments, offering flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish, and providing opportunities for personal and professional development.
Deadline: May 16, 2022.