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Principal Engineer – Electrical Multiple Units (m/f)

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Principal Engineer – Electrical Multiple Units (m/f)-TWMA-UKDY01266162


With 61 production and engineering sites and 18 service centres in 28 countries, Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in the rail industry. We cover the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from complete trains to sub-systems, maintenance services, system integration and signalling. Our installed base of rolling stock exceeds 100,000 rail cars and locomotives worldwide. Our 39,400 employees continue a proud tradition of delivering ingenious rail transportation solutions.

Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane factory is the UK’s leading and longest-standing train manufacturing site, founded in 1876 by the Midland Railway, is recognized as the most efficient train factory and a global centre of excellence in aluminium train technology in Bombardier’s global network, forming an integrated works where trains are designed as well as assembled. The trains being delivered from the Derby manufacturing facility have recorded world record breaking reliability statistics.

We are currently looking to recruit a Principal Engineer - Electrical Multiple Units (EMU), based in Derby, United Kingdom.

The post holder will provide technical leadership in the engineering development of the UK Electrostar EMU Platform. This will include development of the platform capability and the way in which we manage all technical aspects of the platform. The expertise and competence of the engineer in this position will define the confidence the customer has in services engineering in the UK, to support service contracts and execution.

To act as the technical expert and design authority for the platform, ensuring all engineering aspects of through life asset management are in place and controlled. This expertise will be acknowledged both internally, by our customers and other external stakeholders.

•Understand the key technical issues for each fleet within the platform and manage their resolution, in accordance with agreed timescales and budget. Ensure the timely and effective resolution of safety issues. This will include production of plans, KPI‘s and delivering larger work packages.
•Work closely with field maintenance engineering teams and provide direction for the engineering activities in support of the delivery of cost effective maintenance plans and reliability growth. Obtain approvals for the introduction of these important changes.
•Provide the creative input to develop innovative fleet management solutions to support bidding, sales and margin enhancement opportunities. Liaise with all internal and external stakeholders as required.
•Provide technical support and governance to field maintenance engineering teams; helping projects to minimise risk and maximise opportunities without impacting on the safety of the trains
•Ensure that best practices are delivered across all relevant contracts for that platform type, ensuring engineering leadership is provided across platform and the centralised project support adds value.


•Engineering degree and/or Chartered status is essential
•Technical domain experience at a fleet level, development and delivery of asset management strategies and plans
•An excellent understanding of the key systems and their integration within rolling stock.
•Significant experience and hands on delivery of the design, analysis, development, testing and delivery of engineering solutions that solve complex requirements.
•Must have knowledge and be able to demonstrate an ability to plan and deliver engineering projects. Provide cost and schedule estimates on complicated engineering programs.
•Demonstrate knowledge of the project engineering budget process and be able to generate, monitor and ensure projects comply with agreed costs.
•Strong Project Management, and influencing skills are essential, together with the ability to communicate effectively with senior managers across the spectrum of Bombardier Transportation Services stakeholders.

Job: Maintenance
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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