Careers with SYSTRA

Discipline Lead (Civils) – Birmingham

Job Reference: E005



Are you ready to move your career to a higher speed?

SYSTRA has worked on all of the high speed railways in France, and 50% of the high speed rail schemes across the rest of the world. We were responsible for the design and engineering of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, now known as HS1 and were part of the team that set the world high speed rail record. High speed railways are our thing, and we are recruiting in the UK. If you love trains as much as we do, and are excited by innovation, engineering excellence, being at the forefront of a growing team, come and join us on our high speed journey!

We work with our clients to find innovative solutions to complex issues concerning the location and movement of people, goods and services. We innovate to meet our clients’ needs, prepare mass transit for tomorrow, and propose ever more resilient solutions. Transport infrastructure engineering has to adopt new technology, cater for new habits and satisfy new demands. We are dedicated to delivering excellence to our clients through our entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm whilst promoting a culture of listening, teamwork and employee empowerment.

With ambitious growth plans, this is an exciting time to join SYSTRA Ltd as we continue to develop and raise our profile in the UK.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Discipline Lead (Civils) to join our growing engineering team in Birmingham. If you are a committed and ambitious engineer who can demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills combined with commercial awareness and the ability to play their part in growing a dynamic high performance team then we want to hear from you.

Duties will include:

  • Ensuring that competent civil engineering resources are available for the successful delivery of single and multi-disciplinary design projects. Technically sound design solutions are produced, including all associated reporting and cost estimating, to programme and within budget
  • Management of overall discipline capability in the UK.
  • Responsible for the discipline strategy, recruitment and development of staff
  • Maintaining competence framework
  • Ensuring that staff are competent and, where necessary, licenced to undertake the level of engineering required on any individual project
  • Developing the discipline competencies in line with the predicted workload of projects and the future value propositions being evolved
  • Providing direction and leadership to deliver planned growth, development, recruitment, training and mentoring of staff
  • Accountable for ensuring that competent resource is provided to develop the pipeline for the Service
  • Developing and implementing processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery, and the quality, of engineering reports and designs within their discipline and on individual projects
  • Responsible for the Management and maintenance of Link Up approval in all relevant discipline categories
  • When required, to undertake the roles of Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE), Task Manager, Designer, Checker or Approver for all various types of civil design.
  • Delivery of work to programme, budget and specification.
  • Client and third party liaison.
  • Establishment of internal design standards and/or processes to achieve a continuous improvement in quality and efficiency.
  • Prepare and check engineering designs, calculations, and oversee production
  • Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations
  • Acting as Discipline Lead within the Technical Directorate and maintain and support Production Centres in the wider SYSTRA Group

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • BEng/MEng degree in Civil Engineering (or similar)
  • Professionally Qualified Chartered (CEng) Engineer
  • ICE Supervising Civil Engineer
  • Experienced based skills in civil engineering within major infrastructure projects
  • Understanding of multi-disciplinary co-ordination across major infrastructure projects and global design teams.
  • Excellent communication skills dealing with clients, suppliers, developers, consultants, elected representatives and the public
  • Client focused approach to service delivery
  • Ability to lead and inspire technical excellence
  • Experience in the production and delivery of technical papers and delivery of technical seminars
  • The ability to lead and develop engineers.
  • An understanding of multi-disciplinary co-ordination across major infrastructure projects and global design teams.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experienced in the use of civil / structural software design packages
  • Ability to produce Engineering designs and associated reports.
  • Previous experience in working with, Eurocodes, British Standards, Technical Specification for Interoperability, Railway Standards and knowledge of guidance available from industry research bodies such as CIRIA, Concrete Council etc
  • Experience of Prevention through Engineering Design including Designers responsibilities under CDM
  • Engineering design production utilising BIM
  • Leadership skills

What to do now

To apply for this vacancy, please email your CV and covering letter to Lauren Lloyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting reference E005