Senior OLE Engineer

£375 - £425/day
12 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Support the delivery of cost-effective design solutions for OLE in accordance with HS2’s project and statutory requirements, reviewing and assessing technical OLE submissions from Professional Service Consultants (PSCs) determining compliance with standards and requirements.


* Lead the delivery of safe and affordable OLE design solutions that meet requirements and ensure value for money at each stage of the HS2 development.
* Guide OLE PSCs, drawing on expertise from within HS2 informing and supporting PSCs in delivering design work that complies with HS2 contractual and commercial requirements.
* Identify, assess and manage OLE design risks within the project.
* Ensure technical submissions comply with the accepted format and design requirements.
* Provide OLE expert technical and engineering input, designs, documentation and responses required supporting the hybrid bill through parliament including additional provisions, freedom of information requests, and technical requests.
* Attend public consultation and planning forums, working with local communities identifying priorities and meeting with petitioners and affected parties, understanding their concerns to develop the design.
* Liaise with external stakeholders fully capturing their input and balance that with the overall HS2 business and technical OLE requirements.
* Explore opportunities for developing local community benefits and solutions


* Degree in Electrical engineering or equivalent relevant industry experience
* Chartered engineer (or equivalent relevant experience).
* Extensive knowledge of rail traction and OLE engineering design principles required achieving optimal design outputs.
* Ability to carry out robust independent checks on a wide variety of OLE designs and produce, interpret and assess OLE specifications, standards and technical reports.
* Ability to resolve complex design problems, demonstrating a tenacious approach to tackling problems whilst maintaining attention to detail.
* Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a range of multidisciplinary stakeholders, demonstrating excellent influencing skill.
* Ability to communicate, engage and influence a variety of external stakeholders at public forums.
* Ability to communicate complex issues to stakeholders.
* Strong written and spoken communication skills, strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
* Strong planning and organisational skills, delivering under pressure meeting tight deadlines whilst gathering input from other functions.
* Extensive experience of OLE design and engineering, ranging from feasibility to detail design, working on a large, complex infrastructure project.
* Understanding of NR Electrification standards
* Desirable – appreciation of UK Master Series OLE


Makes complex technical and managerial decisions with respect to the review and assessment of OLE engineering design, negotiating with internal stakeholders and consultants ensuring compliance with standards and regulations. Works within broadly defined guidelines, principles and policies providing an influential role persuading and advising others in achieving project goals. Some highly complex decision making is escalated to the Project Engineering Manager, or made collectively with input from Project Engineering Manager.


The Senior OLE Engineer works within the Hybrid Bill Delivery Team providing an essential specialist engineering role. This role involves extensive interaction with multidisciplinary teams across engineering functions as well as providing engineering support to HS2’s property and stakeholder teams helping facilitate negotiations with affected parties.

Work is allocated in relation to a specific section of the route and involves regular travel to meetings and events outside the normal place of work, and may require flexible working in order to meet project deadlines.

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