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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Senior Assurance Engineer – Nationwide – Remote/Hybrid

About the Company.

This is a dynamic independent company within the largest rail group in the UK. They provide infrastructure and rail vehicle assessment services in the UK and Europe and are growing to meet the needs of this expanding market. They provide a comprehensive range of certification services, covering all the legislation that a rail engineering project requires, and they need talented people to join them. You’ll develop your career whilst playing a key role in the safety of the operational railway of the future.

Who are we looking for?

They are looking for someone with relevant engineering experience to manage the assessment and/or certification of railway equipment and systems for conformance with mandatory requirements. With your expertise, you will be identifying and making recommendations for relevant standards (UK and International) for use in railway conformance and providing guidance on the application of these standards and legislation to customers. They are looking for someone organised, to plan, manage and carry out audits of clients. They are also looking for someone with excellent communication skills, to prepare and represent submissions on behalf of customers, representing the customers at panels and in discussions with those organisations.

What does the average day look like?

In this role you will manage the assessment and/or certification of railway equipment and systems for conformance with mandatory requirements and manage other associated safety assurance activities. You will act as an assessor in the conformance assessment of railway projects and products as required by applicable legislation or industry regulations, meaning you will produce assessment reports and certification. This includes providing conformance assessments and certification expertise and advice to customers and stakeholders.

Day-to-day you will also produce guidance on the application of the standards and legislation relevant to determining railway conformance. As well as identifying relevant standards for use in railway conformance, making customers aware of all relevant requirements and making recommendations for changes to UK and international standards. You will also prepare submissions to external approval bodies on behalf of customers and represent customers at panels and in discussion with those organisations. Which includes planning, managing, and carrying out audits of clients as part of providing assurance or certification of their activities.

What essential skills and experiences are required?

  • Minimum of 7 years engineering experience
  • Degree qualified engineer.
  • Rail infrastructure or civils background, other high integrity industries will be considered.
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership.
  • Thorough understanding CSM, interoperability etc.
  • Commercial awareness and experience in a customer facing role.
  • Capable of communication at senior level in the UK and Europe
  • Thorough understanding of applicable UK and international standards
  • Corporate member of a relevant Engineering Institution (Desirable)

What can we offer you in return?

  • Competitive Salary (£55,000 – £82,000)
  • 28 days annual leave entitlement, plus Bank Holidays and five volunteer days
  • Discounted rail travel; up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets
  • A range of pension schemes
  • A range of discounted offers including, Healthcare offers, cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits.
  • Training, development, and employee assistance programme available
  • My Benefits – our discounted online shopping site
  • Two weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community.

Location – This is a hybrid/remote role with the expectation that the successful candidate is able to commute to one of several offices across the UK (including London, Manchester, York, and Glasgow) 1-3 times every 4-weeks, as well as attending on-site client meetings.

About Ford & Stanley: Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership, and occupational mental fitness. Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£55000 - £82000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Daniel Priestley-Lowe

    Business Manager