Technical Assurance Manager

2020-11-02 10:19:182021-02-10 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Freelance/Contract
Location Snowhill Birmingham - WFH
Area Midlands, UK Midlands UK Snowhill Birmingham - WFH
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £500 - 550 a day inside IR35
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS1023
Job Views 564
Initial 6-month contract with real opportunities for extension, the role is based from Birmingham, however, due to pandemic will be working from home for the foreseeable.
Working within the System Engineering Team the Technical Assurance Manager will report to the Technical Assurance Delivery Lead working on the UK’s High Speed Rail Programme – working on a section of the works which is currently in early phase design and packages of work are being developed ready for tendering process.  This role will initially focus on Rail System packages such as – Power, Signally Systems, Command Control & Communication etc.

Role Profile - The Technical Assurance Manager role is to Ensure that there is correct and consistent application of the technical assurance processes across one or more Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) and/or group of contracts. Supporting the application and review of the technical assurance regime, setting of processes and reporting on compliance from delivery perspective.
The post holder can make decision such as:-
  • Accepts/Rejects assurance certification from supply chain and/or internally within High Speed Rail organisation based on its ability to meet the assurance requirements.
  • Escalate risks/issues to Head of Engineering and Environment (HoEE) within the relevant IPT and or to the Lead Technical Assurance Manager (LTAM).
  • Development of draft technical processes and procedures
  • Identification of data sources and the best approach to analysis and presentation
The Ideal Candidatewill be a System Engineer (or qualified engineer with system engineering way of thinking) with Technical Assurance experience with Rail or Infrastructure experience on a major programme of work. 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure consistent application of technical assurance processes by the supply chain and within the High Speed Rail organisation across one or more sets of delivery contracts.
  • Ensure the supply chain adequately and progressively self-assures its own works within the IPT.
  • Review and accept technical assurance completion evidence submissions from the supply chain
  • Review ongoing levels of capability and competency within the supply chain and project team and identify areas requiring support to de-risk the delivery of technically assured products.
  • To own and present data-based reporting on Integrate Project Teams (ITP) adherence to technical assurance; through the provision of analysis and control metrics such that the  progress of the contracts and IPTs can be monitored, corrected and understood.
  • Facilitate user feedback on procedures to the relevant technical group/author thus supporting continuous improvement of technical assurance ways of working.
  • Produce assurance processes as required by the Lead Technical Assurance Manager.
  • Oversee the application of additional verification activities ensuring that it is commensurate with a justifiable risk-based approach to ensure a fully assured product is received by HS2.
  • Support the Head of Engineering and Environment & the IPT to manage additional verification activity processes and gathering of technical evidence.
  • Support assurance activities and audits including identifying areas of concern, the preparation of content, collation of evidence and completion of reports.
  • Liaise with other functions such as risk, requirements, configuration & change, information management (BIM) to ensure sharing of information and consideration of risks and issues
  • Authoring and review of technical documentation
  • Delivery of educational briefings/presentations
  • Competent in digital data and information analysis and trend reporting
  • Quantitatively and qualitatively assess the performance of delivery
  • organisations against of chain against objective requirements
  • Knowledge of problem solving and integration using systems engineering thinking within the infrastructural sector – understanding of requirements & configuration management.
  • Knowledge with the principles of change and configuration management.
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities under CDM Regulations 2015, and have knowledge of the European Common Safety Methods guidance.
  • Knowledge of working within an NEC3 contract environment (useful not essential)
  • Knowledge of the principles of quality management e.g. ISO 9001
  • Experience of managing and implementing quality and assurance principles, systems and frameworks on large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Experience within a technical background with the experience of liaising with contractors and designers.
  • Experience of multi-discipline programmes incl. civils, M&E, architecture, rail systems, rolling stock.
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