Lead Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineer

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2021-09-02 08:53:351970-01-01 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Permanent
Location London, Euston OR Birmingham AND WFH
Area London, UKMidlands, UK London UK London, Euston OR Birmingham AND WFH
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £80 - 95,000 + Pen(6:12) + health + 25 hols
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS2045
Job Views 404
The Lead EMC Engineer working on the new build of a High-Speed railway project in the UKprovides technical and professional leadership for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineering across the entire High Speed Rail Programme, leading on the development of standards and technical requirements for the discipline.  They provide assurance that design and construction of EMC assets meet project requirements and work to resolve issues where appropriate.
The Lead Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineer is the Technical Authority (standard owner) for EMC on the project and will work in the central engineering group ‘Chief Engineer Group’ which is the technical standard authority group for all disciplines.  The lead EMC Engineer will lead the development of standards and technical requirements for Electro Magnetic Compatibility.

The successful candidate will be a technical expert is Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) with a multidisciplinary rail project experience, ideally High-Speed Rail or large-scale Rail project.  The person could work for Rail Client organization (Crossrail, Network Rail, TFL), Consultancy or indeed Supplier. Candidates will be Chartered or nearly Chartered (Chartered engineer).
Dimensions Of Role
  • The job holder will shape the technical solutions that ensure that the HS2 scheme is safe, does not impact adversely on other systems and 3rd parties as a result of Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI).
  • The job holder will have a significant impact on the specification and award of contracts associated with HS2 power systems, M&E systems and the portfolio of buildings across the HS2 route, proportionally worth millions of pounds across all phases of the project.  This represents a significant proportion of the scheme’s total value in terms of capital expenditure and will have a significant impact on the potential operational cost.
  • The jobholder will influence whole life costs through works carried out while developing and specifying the system and through activities such as value engineering.
  • Budget management responsibility for Professional Services Consultants (PSC’s)
  • Management responsibility for professional services consultancy staff for tasks associated with EMC.
Working Situation

Due to the pandemic the role is initially based from home and then will be either London (Euston) or Birmingham based.  HS2 are a flexible employer, and there will be an element of flexible working on offer.
London (pref)                £85 – 94,560 + pen (6:12) + 25 hols
Birmingham                   £75 – 82,000 + pen (6:12) + 25 hols
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Technical lead of the Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) discipline;
  • Lead the development of requirements, specifications and standards such that they deliver HS2 objectives, mitigates environmental impacts and ensures a safe system, compliant with legislation and standards within the programme budget;
  • Provide technical expertise and advice relating to EMC systems to both the wider organisation and external stakeholders as required;
  • Assure that the design for EMC systems is configured and installed in accordance with standards and technical requirements and where necessary support in resolving issues in accordance with HS2 Governance Procedures;
  • Support the Lead System Engineer in engaging and consulting as appropriate with internal teams impacted by EMC design, ensuring that all relevant disciplines are considered providing an integrated and holistic approach;
  • Support the Lead System Engineer to ensure an integrated, consistent approach to delivering EMC design, delivering the range of activities associated with the advisory and client role of the Technical Authority;
  • Ensure that HS2 Technical Governance arrangements are followed, carry out peer reviews and make recommendations for improvements where necessary;
  • Develop and implement the use of best practice and innovative engineering techniques, technologies and processes, driving consistency and helping to identify opportunities for efficiencies across Phase 1 and Phase 2 delivery teams.
Required Criteria
  • Provides specialist technical support and leadership on all discipline-specific scientific, technical and engineering principles to those working directly with project development / delivery teams in area or phase.
  • Capable of being a Standard Discipline Owner / Subject Matter Expert for area or phase.
  • Able to provide specialist technical, commercial management and leadership skills to support project development / delivery teams.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Understanding of several disciplines
  • Chartered Engineer/Membership of an appropriate professional institution or the equivalent experience. 
Type of 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.
Leadership Qualities

  • Inspirational leadership,
  • Growing talent,
  • Influencing,
  • Collaboration
  • Coordinating teams
  • Business Judgment
  • Innovation
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