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Jacobs Technical Lead - OLE Design, Rail in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity

You will be joining our UK Transportation Business, which consists of over 1700 people located in offices throughout the UK. The rail part of the business includes Network Rail, TfL and HS2 amongst its biggest clients.

Owing to a significant increase in our secured works throughout 2023 and beyond we are looking to enhance our national overhead line design function. As a vital member of our Rail team, you will utilise your highly developed technical engineering, interpersonal and organisational skills in supporting the technical delivery of Rail OLE solutions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident and experienced OLE Technical Lead engineer to join our growing, world-class rail business. You will act as the focal point and lead of all technical and quality aspects of our OLE design delivery, be involved leading project delivery, the championing the development of junior staff members, whilst having the opportunity to develop your career and shape exciting projects in the UK and overseas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing Technical Leadership for OLE within Jacobs national design team

  • Develop Staff through targeted training and competency planning

  • Lead implementation of design tools and design automation

  • Lead innovation within the OLE Design team

  • Act as OLE Design CRE on projects

  • Carrying out railway electrification design, checking and approvals associated with system, basic, allocation and construction design activities.

  • CEM opportunities can form part of this role if desired.

Other responsibilities will include;

  • Preparation of design drawings OLE layout plans, bonding plans, OLE cross sections, isolation diagrams/instructions

  • Preparation of design report and submissions.

  • Preparation of technical specifications

  • Preparation of technical reports

  • Undertaking site surveys. Understanding of railway, UK national and international standards.

  • Briefings of Standard Updates, Safety Bullins and Process Implementations

  • Efficient working in home, design office and site environments

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Preferably Chartered Engineer or an intent to work towards Chartered Engineer status

  • An appropriate degree (e.g. BEng in Mechanical or Civil Engineering) or a HNC/HND in HNC /HND in Engineering and a member of a relevant institution (e.g. IMechE).

  • Experience in OLE design throughout project lifecycles.

  • Experience of designing with standard UK OLE design ranges and switching types

  • Experience working for an engineering consultancy within the rail sector

  • Detailed knowledge and experience of Network Rail design approval process at CRE level.

  • Technical design experience to carry out supervision and project management of staff.

  • Capability of producing and checking a wide variety of OLE design details.

  • An understanding of system engineering concepts and safety management.

  • Familiarity with construction and installation methods.

  • Ability to write and check reports and specifications.

  • Understanding of BIM

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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