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Principal Engineer E&P – Rail

Sheffield Head Office
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Established in 2002, Linbrooke is renowned for delivering outstanding mission-critical solutions in telecoms, power and signalling – predominantly in Rail, Utilities and Subsea environments.

As a Principal Contractor (PC) for Network Rail and an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) with National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) accreditation, we have world-class multifunctional in-house design and build capability. This enables us to provide a comprehensive service, from design, installation, test, commissioning and integration through to training and resourcing, ensuring exceptional time and cost savings on all our projects.

·               Lead and direct the engineering function and take ownership and responsibility for the day to day management of the engineering function.

·               Encourage creativity and innovation within the engineering team.

·               Health and welfare of engineering staff.

·               Undertake regular management inspections and tours as identified by the HSEQ department.

·               Maintain and foster excellent relationships with customers, industry associations, suppliers and partners.

·               Implement processes and procedures described within the Linbrooke Services management system for projects / bids.

·               Develop discipline specific objectives and goals for the team and ensure these are communicated as necessary.

·               Manage the overall resourcing of the team to ensure adequate and competent resources are available to support business requirements.

·               Develop and maintain business processes, work instruction and forms to support the engineering activities.

·               Identify process improvements within the engineering function and assist with formal implementation.

·               Review standards changes and implement any specific changes as required.

·               Maintain records of staff competencies for each role and ensure ATW (Authority to Work certificates) are issued.

·               Carry out annual staff dialogue/assessment to review performance and learning requirements.

·               Engage with the Managing Director to discuss and agree overall business objectives/goals and actively implement these throughout the team.

·               Support the HSEQ function in obtaining and maintaining business accreditation for key requirements including Link Up, ISO accreditation and Principal Contractors licence.

·               Manage & chair formal engineering reviews for the team.

·               Ensure that all reasonable care is taken to ensure that work is conducted professionally and safely and in accordance with agreed standards.

·               Support the bid team in the preparation of technical, cost and programme information to support projects/bids including the preparation of technical workscopes and remits for subcontractors as appropriate.

·               Liaise and assist the HSQE team to ensure due regard is given to safety / quality and environmental issues associated with projects/bids.

·               Act as mentor/coach for members of the engineering team.



Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

·               Excellent team member with organisational and time management skills.

·               IT literate – Microsoft Office including CAD software such as AutoCAD, Visio, Microstation J.

·               Driving licence.

·               Thorough knowledge of aspects of electrification and plant engineering as applied to railway electrification and plant.

·               Excellent understanding and appreciation of the CDM Regulations.

·               Excellent practical experience and thorough appreciation of system design, development of system design, safety concepts and associated decision making as applied to railway  electrification and plant.


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