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Head of Train Control Applications UK (m/f)

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Head of Train Control Applications UK (m/f)-TISC-UKDY01327033


Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

We are currently looking to recruit an Head of Train Control Applications UK (m/f), based at our engineering site in Derby


The Total Train Control function covers a range of rolling-stock engineering disciplines, including the integration of TCMS (Train Control & Management System), real-time embedded software development, safety-critical systems, conventional train control, on-board signaling, CCTV and Passenger Information Systems.

The role of the Head of Train Control Applications UK is not simply a desk-based role. A diverse range of hands-on engineering, project-management and communication skills are required, so there are opportunities for candidates who bring a dynamic, pro-active and creative approach coupled with solid experience to develop their engineering and management skills further and enjoy a fulfilling and exciting career designing and delivering tangible world-class products.

In particular, our aspiration is to achieve the highest levels of maturity and professionalism across all aspects of systems and software development, and the role as Head of TCMS Applications UK is key to leading and implementing that aspiration for the UK customer projects.


- Ensure that committed Total Train Control deliverables to the Project are achieved within time, quality and budget and in line with legislation and safety
- Act across multiple UK projects to manage risks and opportunities, and coordinate successful delivery of contractual obligations to the customer
- Deliver the targeted margin to Bombardier through successful delivery against the agreed budget, re-use targets, quality and project schedule
- Drive early achievement of customer design review acceptance, detailed design review acceptance, final customer acceptance and reliability growth targets through pro-active and effective engagement with all stakeholders, including both upstream and downstream engineering and commissioning functions
- Be pro-active in ensuring that existing and upcoming projects in the UK are adequately resourced with personnel of the required competence
- Be pro-active in managing the delivery of inputs from other engineering partners in order to ensure successful project outcomes
- Ensure all team members have sufficient reporting governance and that all risks and opportunities are properly identified, addressed and mitigated
- Establish and maintain interfaces with other Engineering departments & with relevant functions (Project Management, Procurement, Operations, Sales, Bids)
- Management and development of relevant skills within TTC team (workforce planning, performance management, career development, succession planning and recruitment)
- Alignment of System Engineering processes/tools/behaviors related to TTC with company standards


- Technical Degree
- Software or electrical background in the rail, aerospace, defence, industrial automation or software house (ideally control software)
- Leadership experience in a systems/project management position
- Proven leadership experience and performance (i.e. PMP, 360° feedback) at a managerial level
- Having worked on several projects requiring development and integration of embedded software in a distributed network and/or integration of bespoke systems from multiple vendors
- Technical expertise of significant importance balanced with project and people management skills
- Project Management qualification desirable (i.e. Agile approach)
- Knowledge of safety-critical development could be a plus

Are you interested in starting an exciting career at Bombardier Transportation? If so, apply now at and start your dynamic career today!

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Job: Project/Program Management
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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