Senior Performance & Reliability Engineer

2020-11-11 12:10:502021-02-18 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Permanent
Area London, UKMidlands, UK London UK
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary 65-85,000 (Birmingham 65-75,000) (London 75-85,000)
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Job Ref C0976
Job Views 383

Senior Perfomance Reliability Availability Maintainability (PRAM) Engineer
High Speed 2 the new multi-billion-pound high-speed railway to directly link the city centres of: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. The Senior PRAM Engineer (Performance, Reliability, Availability and Maintainability) ensures that HS2 will deliver an end-state railway that meets the PRAM system-level requirements. The role will lead the development of PRAM requirements across HS2 ensuring that each part of the organisation is coordinated to deliver its elements of PRAM as part of an integrated HS2 railway - key element is to deliver a punctual service with the trains per average being no later than 30 seconds (recognised as world class service).

HS2 are looking for a Senior PRAM Engineer with strong skills in technical support, management of teams of consultants, and weighing up the tradeoffs in reliability and costs. HS2 are looking for someone who has a unique understanding of modelling performance on major projects/programmes to ensure delivery of performance outcomes (trains no later than 30 seconds). This role is principally suited to someone who is technical, strategic & systematic  in the way they work and in addition an excellent communicator with the ability to communicate across disciplines.

As LEAD Performance, Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Engineer you will define the requirements (tender requirements), manage the tender evaluation and award, manage and assure the delivery phase to ensure performance requirements are delivered for the High Speed Programme.

The successful candidate will be a System Engineer or Reliability / Performance Engineer and would have experience in a major rail or construction tender programme (e.g cross rail, HS1, Thames-link, New Tubes for London, International High Speed Programme, LUL, Network Rail),working within or leading on PRAM (Performance, Reliability, Availability & Maintainability). However, we will still accept candidates with experience in other large projects such as Oil, Gas, Aviation, Nuclear and Energy programmes.


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Lead the strategic approach throughout HS2 on PRAM, working with all parts of the organisation to ensure that suitable resources, tools and process are in place for this
  • Making use of appropriate analysis tools for PRAM, the role will define the multidisciplinary requirements, interfaces and technical solutions for each function and capability
  • The role will be accountable for disaggregating the PRAM requirements into delivery organisation and contract works information so that there are clear obligations for delivery 
  • The role will be accountable for tracking the progress of delivery of PRAM throughout the lifecycle, undertaking System Level Reviews (SLRs) and where necessary escalating where progress is not on track
  • In the testing, commissioning and in-service phase of any contract the role will support on the collection of PRAM information through the deployment of DRACAS and FRACAS to measure reliability growth and advice the delivery organisation on suitable corrective action
  • The role will work closely with technical specialists in engineering, operations and maintenance and system-safety to ensure that the development and delivery of PRAM requirements is fully coordinated
  • Provide engineering leadership and systems integration thinking as a whole, acting as a key support, leader and communicator for the implementation of systems integration across HS2
  • Plan and manage work so that it aligns with the overall HS2 delivery schedule
  • You will be expected to actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.





  • Able to provide specialist technical support and leadership on discipline-specific scientific, technical and engineering principles to project development / delivery teams, but knowing when to seek further guidance from other Subject Matter Expert or others. 
  • Capable of being a Standard Owner, working under the guidance of the Standard Discipline Owner. 
  • Able to provide technical, commercial management and leadership skills to support project development / delivery teams, working under supervision of line manager (or delegate). 
  • Ability to communicate most discipline-specific technical ideas to colleagues, based largely on examples of application. 
  • Ability to apply many principles relating to standards, safety and the environment and able to articulate the rest. 
  • Applies principles and methods that ensure effective information management, modelling and data security; understands the approaches and consequences to data creation, transformation and visualisation and knowing when to seek guidance from other Subject Matter Experts or others.




  • Applicable UK construction regulations including CDM requirements. 
  • The application of the Common Safety Method (CSM) for risk evaluation and assessment. 
  • Understanding of the Regulatory/Legislative Framework relevant to HS2 
  • Commercial awareness including understanding of cost delivery, schedule targets and the need to deliver an integrated solution that meets all functional requirements. 
  • Knowledge restricted to own discipline 
  • Chartered Engineer/Membership of an appropriate professional institution or the equivalent experience. 




  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary engineering and safety standards, activity on large complex major projects / programmes within a complex infrastructure delivery programme. 
  • Experience of managing competing project and engineering demands, with cost and schedule implications
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