Principal Systems Integration Consultant, London, Birmingham or Manchester
WSP
London , GB
20h ago

About the Role :

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions.

And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

As a principal systems integration consultant, you will be undertaking a leading and / or senior role in delivering systems integration activities primarily across major UK Rail projects.

You will be an experienced system engineer, ideally with knowledge of rail and across the project lifecycle. Experience outside of the rail industry is also considered.

We are looking for problem-solvers who can help us to evolve, improve, modernise and excel in delivering systems integration services to our current and future clients.

You will be able to work as part of a wider project team, leading a team of systems engineers and / or working as an individual to meet our client needs on projects.

You will be expected to be able to scope, plan and execute a systems integration approach on projects, and lead on engagement with clients to obtain agreement on proposed plans.

In addition to providing general systems integration consultancy, you will also be able to provide specific systems engineering discipline expertise on an as required basis.

You will be experienced in selecting the appropriate tool and techniques to meet the stakeholder and project needs.

You will have excellent stakeholder engagement skills and have a track record in delivering systems integration in a client focused, agile and responsive manner.

You will have demonstrable experience in delivering systems integration projects to a plan, delivering on time cost and quality, along with challenging the status quo being future focused identifying opportunities for innovation.

You will be joining one of our growing teams based in London, Birmingham or Manchester, but supporting projects across the UK and internationally.

You will be expected to contribute to the on-going development of the team supporting internal capability development and knowledge management.

Experience in bid development is beneficial to support business development activities.

We are looking for candidates with the ability to make a difference, who can pro-actively lead systems integration activities, collaborating and promoting the adoption to existing and potential clients.

We are after individuals who will embrace turning challenges in to opportunities while being held accountable to standards beyond the norm.

Interested candidates should possess an engineering or physical science degree and have chartered status with a relevant professional body.

A typical week would include :

  • Leading systems integration activities or teams on major rail projects
  • Delivering systems integration subject matter expert consultancy across specific systems engineering disciplines
  • Scoping, planning and implementing systems integration activities
  • Providing expert consultancy to guide clients in determining the appropriate level of systems integration support they require to meet their needs and address the project risk and complexity
  • Act as a technical mentor to junior staff supporting their development as systems integration consultants, proactively identifying opportunities to challenge and stretch individuals
  • Support promotion of systems integration across the wider business
  • Seeking opportunities to develop innovative approaches to delivery of systems integration on projects
  • Proactively challenge the existing approaches and toolset applied in delivering our service, pursuing a continuous improvement process
  • Support business development and continued growth of the WSP Rail business
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have :

  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline
  • Have achieved Chartered status of a relevant professional body
  • Post degree experience in delivering systems integration in a rail environment, and / or equivalent sector
  • Experience in selecting and applying various systems engineering tools and techniques
  • Experience across :
  • Requirements capture, analysis, management and V&V
  • interface identification, control and management
  • system architecture development and application to design projects
  • Benefits release planning, defining and managing capability migration
  • Desirable experience in :
  • Strategic goal definition
  • Risk, issues, Assumptions and dependencies management
  • Operational requirements specification and management
  • Experience in client facing role.
  • What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important be that our families, our friends or ourselves.

    So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP.

    We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity / paternity.

    We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About us :

    WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment.

    We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

    We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals.

    Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services.

    And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

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