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Gauging Engineer

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Gauging Engineer-TWMA-UKDY-TP-250418


Bombardier Transportation is the number one provider of rail solutions in the world. Our business holds the number one global market position in eight of the ten markets we service. Our product portfolio includes a full range of passenger rail vehicles and we manufacture locomotives, bogies, propulsion and rail control solutions.

At Bombardier, our employees work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we'll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

We are always ready to speak to highly skilled and experienced people for our site in Derby, and, we are currently looking to recruit a Gauging Engineer to join our Vehicle Engineering team.

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A Vehicle Gauging Engineer is required to provide specialist support to UK rolling stock projects, bids, platform development and R&D activities. In this role you will be responsible for designing and delivering vehicles that are:

• Compatible with the UK railway infrastructure / environment, and;

• Demonstrably compliant with contractual and legal requirements.

You will ensure that gauging is managed through the design and validation of the product to achieve acceptance by the customer through technical assessment and working with suppliers, customers and regulatory authorities.

As a Vehicle Gauging Engineer, you will work as part of a small team of specialist engineers engaged with the disciplines of: Acoustics; Mass Properties; Gauging and Aero/thermodynamics. As you will be working alongside experienced Gauging engineers development could be given in the role, hence this is also an opportunity for the right candidate to develop skills in Rail Vehicle Gauging.

Key Responsibilities and Challenges:

• Responsible for the design of vehicles for gauge compliance and compatibility with the network, ensuring vehicles are optimised for performance, capacity and passenger interfaces.

• Development of vehicle requirements for gauging based on contractual and tender documentation, the company’s legal obligations and the company’s policies and procedures.

• Determine and develop vehicle concepts for complying with the vehicle requirements.

• Carry out and coordinate vehicle gauging calculations using specialist software.

• Liaison with system engineers and suppliers to determine and develop system concepts to ensure that the vehicle meets its requirements.

• Production of vehicle compliance and compatibility evidence and reports for gauging.

• Providing specialist gauging support to the Engineering department and project teams.


Qualifications: Degree or equivalent in an engineering or science discipline.

You should have an understanding of the (generic) engineering design process, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

We are looking for a talented, ambitious and enthusiastic person to join a highly skilled team. Your team player attitude, ability to make decisions and solve problems, as well planning, organizing and prioritizing work will be highly appreciated.

It would be an advantage if you are familiar with:

• CAD software;

• Dynamics modelling tools (e.g. Vampire & Simpack);

• Specialist Gauging softwares (e.g. CleaRouteTM or PhXTM).

Computer Skills: Experienced user of standard MS Office applications including Microsoft Word and Excel at an Intermediate/Advanced level.

We would also appreciate (but do not request as mandatory) if you have specialist knowledge of:

• the Network Rail Route Acceptance Process;

• Railway legislation;

• Applicable rolling stock standards and;

• Gauging & Dynamics techniques and processes.

Why Work for Us?

Everywhere we operate, we reward effort and initiative.

You are encouraged to ask questions and empowered to make decisions.

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to create a stimulating and open workplace which fosters teamwork, fairness, respect and diversity.

We are helping create a better world.

ECO4 - the formula for energy-saving performance.

By making a difference today, we are helping create a better world for future generations. Having pioneered the philosophy of "The Climate is Right for Trains", we demonstrate this rationale by offering vehicles with practically zero emissions.

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity

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

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