Lead Power Engineer - Birmingham £53K

Alstom Transport
£53,000 per annum
06 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.

Purpose of the Job

To lead the design and production of power systems and subsystem interfaces for Alstom Transport project solutions

Organisational Reporting

Directly to the Power Delivery Manager and Contracts Engineering Manager & Project Management when deployed on projects

Network & Links

External network in the rail power discipline, external rail power industry working committees, internal connections to project managers and directors, as well a bid managers and business development community


To provide electrical and power technical support to the business

To act as Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE) for power or Power Project Engineer on allocated schemes of work

To support the Power Department in undertaking internal and external technical investigations

To act as technical contact and liaison with clients and sub-contractors in order to resolve outstanding technical issues

To produce regular reports on the power project scope performance

To assist the management team in making strategic decisions

To manage timely delivery of work package design, implementation, testing and commissioning

To monitor contracts involving electric and power ensuring they are technically compliant with relevant group and company standards

To attend networking meetings with other partner and with external companies

To carry out risk assessments

To support the Power Department in regular technical / safety briefing of all relevant staff

To support the Power Department in the review of new or altered electrical and power documents to consider their impact on the business


To be technically responsible for the accurate, complaint, timely and cost effective delivery of electrical design solutions that are allocated.

Educational Requirements

• Minimum of a degree level education in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline or HND with time served

Essential Knowledge /Experience

• Technical report writing

• Detailed design production (Electrical)

• Working understanding/Knowledge of HV & LV systems

• Protection, coordination and discrimination of electrical systems

Desired Knowledge / Experience

• Knowledge of Network Rail and London Underground standards and practices

• Electrical design, testing and installation within the railway environment

• In depth knowledge of group and client company standards

• Understanding of appropriate legislation

• In depth knowledge of railway construction methods and materials used

• Detailed understanding of Electricity at Work Act and CDM Regulations

• Member of IET, working towards CEng

• Hold a full driving licence

• Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical

• Ways of Working Behaviours

Behavioural Skills / Competencies

• Organisational skills

• Customer liaison skills

• Risk assessment skills

• Troubleshooting and fault finding skills

• Business management skills

Technical Skills & Competencies

• Team managerial experience

• Working knowledge in the design and operation of signalling power distribution, 25kVac and LUL power systems, with specialism in at least one

• Knowledge of UPS operation

• Knowledge of PLC and alarm systems

• Knowledge of Class II systems

• Knowledge of Auto Reconfiguration Power Systems

• Project programming of resources and activities

• Knowledge of railway earthing and bonding practices

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