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Senior Technical Assurance Engineer

Job Introduction

We are recruiting for a Technical Assurance Engineer  who join out expanding team in Area West.

The Technical Assurance (TA) team are responsible for capturing, developing and demonstrating compliance to Stakeholder requirements, facilitating configuration and technical change management, and managing technical assurance activities to achieve self-assured delivery of the project.

 

The Technical Assurance Manager will be responsible for planning the assurance and certification strategy for several Design and Construction Work Packages and agreeing the acceptance criteria with HS2, enabling them and to accept that the requirements and design intent being delivered by the SCSJV and its subcontractors meet the needs and objectives of HS2 and DfT as sponsor.

 

The Technical Assurance Manager will work closely with the other Area and Core Technical Assurance Managers, Requirements Manager and key technical leads within the project team to define work package requirement sets, along with planning the appropriate verification & validation methods to demonstrate compliance. The Technical Assurance Manager will support further activities relating to Technical Assurance, Configuration and Technical Change Management.

Role Responsibility

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of Technical Assurance Plans for specific Work Packages in collaboration with work package managers, subject matter experts, stakeholders and the employer.
  • Manage collaboratively and effectively with project delivery teams, project leadership, clients, sub-contractors, regulatory bodies and other major stakeholders.

Lead review of the quality and completeness of assurance packs and TA artifacts (e.g. Task

  • information deliverables plan, Configuration status report, Verification and validation matrix and Level 3 certificates) facilitating completion of project lifecycle stage gate.
  • Lead progress reviews, tracking and reporting of assured deliverables and associated certification to meet programme.
  • Lead assessment of TA readiness to proceed to interdisciplinary design reviews and project lifecycle stage gates.
  • Lead presentation of Area West stage gate assurance packs for Level 3 lifecycle stage gate SCS/HS2 acceptance panels.  
  • Manage guidance and mentoring to design and construction teams on what they have do to achieve HS2 Technical Assurance.
  • Manage guidance and mentoring to design and construction teams on what they have do to achieve HS2 Technical Assurance.
  • Lead regular progress reviews, tracking and reporting of assured deliverables and associated certification to meet programme.
  • Manage the identification and decomposition of new and existing requirements.
  • Manager the production and submissions of compliance matrices to support the technical design assurance process.
  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the technical assurance strategy, processes and systems, capturing lessons learnt.
  • Deliver technical assurance communications such as staff briefings and technical assurance awareness training etc.
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

The Ideal Candidate

Desirable qualifications,  skills, behaviours and attributes

  • Engineering Degree / HND or equivalent.
  • Experience of management and leadership of teams.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to problems solve and work flexibly.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook a must.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Able to effectively communicate technical assurance and system engineering concepts to variety of audiences.
  • Awareness of the various disciplines involved in delivering major projects, their roles and responsibilities and their relationship to assurance.

Good information management and analytical skills, able to efficiently seek out the relevant and pertinent points from volumes of project information.

Relevant CSCS Card / SMSTS.

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