Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) - Principal Consultant / Project Manager

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location
  • Taipei

  • Closing Date
  • 11/10/2017

Job Description


Seeking an experienced engineer to be the Project Manager for a major Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) railway project in Taiwan.  The suitable candiates will be driving the overall IVV programme, covering all E&M systems and civils works, ensuring the right specialists are assigned to tasks and the project is maintaining Ricardo's high quality and safety processes and standards.  

As a project manager you will be required to manage the delivery of the project within the defined timescale, cost and quality.

The role is to be filled by an experienced specialist who not leads technically (ideally with a signalling or rolling stock background) but also project manages. 



  • Provide IV&V expertise and advice to external customers on good engineering practice, potential solutions, railway standards
  • Lead the delivery of the project, including attending meetings with clients and other stakeholders. Manage the client relationship
  • Interface with other domain experts from other disciplines within the Ricardo Rail business, for example Railway Operations, Rolling Stock, Power Supply, and Civil Engineering
  • Maintain your own competence and knowledge at the forefront of IV&V


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED                                                              

  • Be degree educated in a suitable discipline and have membership in a relevant professional institution
  • Posses 15+ years demonstrated professional experience in E&M systems
  • Posses 5 years experience in IV&V assessment
  • In-depth understanding of EN50126 & EN50129 and Engineering Safety Management (ESM); understanding of EN50128 & IEC61508 highly desirable
  • Ability to prepare professionally presented, structured, and concise written business documents.
  • English: Fluent in speaking and writing.  Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent in speaking and reading; fluent in writing highly desirable (by not a must)
  • IT literate - must be proficient in MS Office suite and appropriate specialist software, e.g. FTA & RBD software applications



  • Preferably possess a signalling or rolling stock background (preferred but not essential)
  • Be able to demonstrate success in relationship building
  • Be able to liaise with customers to maintain continuous communication in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets
  • Have proven planning, problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to work with other team members to identify practical and effective resolutions to performance issues and guide and/or coach others in the resolution of problems
  • Be flexible to travel as required


Ricardo is a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy and specialist niche manufacturer of high performance products. We also provide independent assurance services in the rail sector.  With a century of delivering excellence and innovation, we employ over 3,000 professional engineers, consultants and scientists world-wide.

Our activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defense, motorsport, motorcycle, off-highway, marine, clean energy and power generation.

Our client list includes the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, innovation and passion we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success.

Ricardo is committed to ensuring there is no discrimination against any job applicant on the grounds of race, colour, nationality or national or ethnic origin, gender or marital status, disability, gender change status or sexual orientation, religion or philosophical belief, political belief, trade union activity or age.

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