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Principal Vehicle Dynamics and Wheel-Rail Specialist Engineer

  1. Transportation
  2. Derby
R-114403

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Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

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Summary:

  • To provide high quality consultancy services to clients; provide support to others within the AtkinsRéalis Rail & Transit Group as required and act as a source of guidance and expertise.
  • To market the services of the AtkinsRéalis Rail & Transit group.
  • To engage with clients and support them with enquiries.
  • To lead the compilation of bids.
  • To provide high quality consultancy services to clients.
  • To provide specialist engineering guidance and expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Providing technical leadership to support the Dynamics, Gauging & Testing team in ensuring continuous improvement through development of staff and work methodologies.
  • Providing consultancy services as an industry expert.
  • Attending industry workshops and inputting to standards updates.
  • Provide technical briefs to the team on key topics such as interpretation of standards and the implementation of industry standards and methodologies.
  • Continually review the opportunities for expanding our client base, in conjunction with the Team/Service Leader.
  • Be instrumental to the delivery of company sales and profitability targets.
  • Maintain professional expertise by participating in an approved Continuing Professional Development Scheme.
  • To manage or support assignments as allocated by the Team/Service Leader for clients, including estimating, tendering, planning and execution.
  • To ensure that work is completed on time, to budget, and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • To ensure that all work is undertaken in accordance with AtkinsRéalis Rail & Transit’s procedures, including quality procedures and safety management system.
  • Provide advice/assistance as a technical expert in vehicle dynamics.

Essential Competencies-Vehicle and Infrastructure Gauging:

  • Experience of using multi-body simulation (MBS) software packages for rail vehicles such as Vampire and/or SIMPACK.
  • Able to create MBS vehicle models in Vampire and/or SIMPACK.
  • Knowledge of the following Railway Group Standards and European Standards:
    • BSEN14363
    • BSEN15663
    • BSEN12299
    • GMRT2141
    • GMRT2173
    • GMRT2142
    • GMRC2641
    • RIS-2773-RST

Desirable Competencies- Vehicle and Infrastructure Gauging:

  • Able to validate MBS vehicle models against static and dynamic test data.
  • Able to advise on the correct methods of testing in order to validate MBS vehicle models in accordance with European and Railway Group Standards.
  • Able to create Vampire track files for both high and low frequency characteristics.
  • Have some understand the process to obtain track data from the infrastructure maintainer and understand the process to convert into the dynamic simulation software package (i.e. Vampire or SIMPACK).
  • Able to advise on the most appropriate method of carrying out dynamic simulations to demonstrate compliance according to the latest European and Railway Group Standards.
  • Able to review and accept or reject assurance work from third party design parties using expert knowledge of the requirements of Railway Group Standards including the following:
    • BSEN14363
    • BSEN15663
    • BSEN12299
    • GMRT2141
    • GMRT2173
    • GMRT2142
    • GMRC2641
    • RIS-2773-RST
    • INTERFACES

Internal:

To work closely with your Team Leader/Service Leader, the wider Rolling Stock Delivery practice, Key Account Manager and the Account Management team in order to:

  • Deliver the highest customer service to clients through your expert advice and support.
  • Contribute to identifying new sales opportunities.
  • Contribute to UK marketing efforts.
  • Match resources to the sale forecast by volume and skill set.

External:

  • Development and management of relationships at all levels within a client’s company to support the successful delivery of services and the securing of future work.
  • Attend key industry workshops and inputting to standards updates.

Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Chartered Engineer with a degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of railway vehicle dynamics.
  • Has previous experience leading on large vehicle dynamics related projects which requires an understanding of the rolling stock history (including any vehicle changes which may not have been accounted for), an understanding of the requirements of Railway Group Standards including how the requirements change for different rolling stock types.
  • The ability to present the principles of vehicle dynamics to the industry, clients and colleagues in a clear and concise manner such that non-specialist can make informed decisions on the most appropriate actions.
  • Proficient user of software such as Vampire, SIMPACK, Matlab.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, write and communicate in a language additional to English is advantageous.

Work Environment:

  • AtkinsRéalis Rail & Transit performs its business within open plan offices and operates a no smoking policy.
  • Will be required to visit railway workshops/depots on occasion and must comply with local procedures and safety arrangements. May be required to work under Network Rail (or equivalent) Personal Track Safety Certification.
  • Will be required from time to time to visit client premises both in the U.K. and overseas and present on findings from dynamic analysis. Will be required to comply with local safety procedures and AtkinsRéalis protocols.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis. It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below:

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More about us:

AtkinsRéalis, is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge, and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects: AtkinsRéalis Projects (atkinsrealis.com)

Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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