Head of Systems- HS2 - United Kingdom

Critical Project Resourcing Ltd
£100500 - £137000 per annum, Benefits: + 20% benefits
16 Mar 2019
17 Mar 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
We are currently searching for a Head of Systems to work for HS2 - High Speed Two, where they will lead and direct the railway systems design and integration and develop system level requirements. The High Speed 2 project will connect London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester, looking to open between 2026 and 2033. The trains will travel up to 400km/h and will cover 330 miles of Track. As the Head of Systems, you will develop strategies and processes needed to support the delivery of the project, looking at railway systems procurement, commissioning processes and the assurance activities for technical validation. You will be expected to provide the engineering oversight and the guidance to delivery phases for system engineering. This position can be based in Birmingham or in London. Role:
Be accountable for the internal specifications covering the design and assuring construction of the end state railway o ensure it meets sponsors requirementsBalance cost with the chole life cycle and business opportunityDevelop and evaluate key design, strategy, engineering and environmental decisions to provide clear direction and leadershipLead high speed systems integration and high-speed contractors, ensuring integrated requirementsSupport the Director of Railway Systems in the delivery of the Railway Systems Contractors cross-system functionalityReview Integration Risks ensure mitigation strategies are developed and implemented in a timely manner.Work with Programme Management teams to ensure that HS2 project phases are delivered in accordance with technical and schedule requirementsDefine requirements for Systems Integration Facility, operating processes and proceduresProvide a suite of System Architectures that demonstrate physical, logical, and procurement integrationDefinition and management of interface process and system design between Main Works Civil, Stations, Railway Systems, Rolling Stock and the Conventional Rail NetworkUndertake multi-disciplinary analysis of Contractors system designs to determine compliance with HS2 integration specifications and standardsReview Contractors integration plans, integration reports and test proceduresProvide technical advice and guidance concerning those aspects of system integration across HS2 including the provision of technical advice to the designers of the project, procurement and management of consultants.
Chartered professional status, degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional statusEngineering qualification at degree level or equivalent expertiseUnderstanding of matrix organisations and programme deliveryUnderstanding of railway system design integration and commissioning processesFinancial insight to recognize opportunities and challenges with ability to realign teams and resources to deal with changeExperience of the railway systems management of major infrastructure projectsHas managed large scale budgets within a commercial railway systems construction environmentExperience of substantiating and delivering value for money within a major project.Managed the engineering delivery of significant projects within the constraints of cost, time and quality.Has led and delivered on similar-sized multiple and complex construction projects