About the Role:
At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society.
The Digital Railway Services team is a globally networked group of engineers with an international footprint specialising in developing and implementing digital systems within the Rail sector. We specialise in the technologies of ETCS, Traffic Management, Connected Driver Advisory Systems and Stock & Crew Systems, and the fields of technical strategy, system integration and delivery assurance.
The team has on-going projects in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australasia and is looking to both expand globally, and add depth to our offering as we move from acting primarily as a client advisor to include technical leadership of projects to our repertoire.
We are looking for an experienced to join our existing team in the UK in our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester or Derby. We are not just a delivery team – we are advisors to some of the biggest projects in Europe and we provide insights and technical support across the lifecycle. On some projects you will be in the detail resolving issues, on others you will be providing strategic advice for procurement or business cases.
Whilst we do not expect every engineer to be a system engineer, we do expect you to be familiar with the practice. We can be tasked with assignments at any stage in the lifecycle so it is imperative that we integrate seamlessly with our client and provide a natural hub for systems integration.
As a consulting engineer, what we do goes beyond technical. We are here to promote the technology and to explore what is possible. Our clients come to us not just because we are experts but because we consider each problem and shape the solution on their behalf.
We are a client facing team, so you need to be comfortable working with clients, both individually and as part of a WSP team; and we get involved in everything from detailed technical system specification and architectural design, franchise advisory and business differentiation through to commission and bringing into use new technological solutions. Our approach is to provide robust and holistic solutions that future proofs the client and acts as the strategic enabler they require. Because of our strong blend of technical insight and problem-solving ability we often get called in to act as trouble-shooters on difficult or complex projects – and whilst we prefer to work strategically, we have no problem getting hands-on where the role requires it. We seek to be entrepreneurial welcome ideas, market insight and flair for spotting an opportunity.
A typical week would include: Developing and publishing of ETCS Designs to deliver the Client’s objectives Preparing conceptual reports, ETCS scheme designs, project documentation, specifications, contract schedules, implementation/construction plans and costings to client requirements. Developing future ETCS concepts and white papers Engaging clients directly to draw out their concerns and secure WSP work Mentoring junior and graduate engineers and work within a Multi-discipline design team.
We'd love to hear from you if you have: Are a qualified engineer either with a degree or vocationally trained Are working towards or have achieved Chartered status Have good experience of ETCS technology, its operation and specification or a CBTC equivalent Have knowledge of conventional signalling, GSM-R, TMS, C-DAS or LRT systems – experience of more than one of these is a bonus Understand system engineering and have knowledge of systems integration Are comfortable writing papers and giving presentations, acting as the companies voice in industry.
What if we can?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.
We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.
Coaching And Mentoring
Complex Problem Solving