Position Title: Rolling Stock Traction - Senior Consultant
Department: Ricardo Rail UK
Reporting to: Team Leader
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 2,500 professional engineers, consultants and scientists world-wide.
Our activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defence, 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 Rail is a global multi-disciplinary rail consultancy providing services in expert advice and independent assurance across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia where we employ c500 consultants working on rolling stock, infrastructure and independent assurance projects.
Our UK Rail business employs c130 consultants in offices in London, Preston, York, Bristol and Derby, which is our head office.
We provide consultancy and independent assurance services, including NoBo, DeBo, AsBo and ISA, across infrastructure and rolling stock to a clients including infrastructure managers, train manufactures, equipment manufacturers and maintainers.
Our shared goal is to be the natural choice provider of expert advice and independent assurance services to the global rail industry. Care, integrity and excellence will always drive our long-term relationships with clients and colleagues.
Due to continued growth we are now looking to strengthen our rolling stock team to support the delivery of existing and new projects.
The role we are seeking to fill is that of a senior traction consultant to support the delivery of our rolling stock projects.
You will have experience in the design, application and operation of electric traction systems including modern IGBT 3 phase drive traction systems including from the current collection through to the traction motors and protection systems.
Ideally you will have experience in demonstrating the compatibility of rolling stock with the infrastructure, Electrical Engineering and Control Systems (EE&CS), EMC and experience in rolling stock electrical systems engineering.
You should also have working knowledge of applicable standards including: Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs), Railway Group Standards and other EMC related standards such EN50121.
Experience of the CSM for risk assessment and EN50126/9 or if required produce the safety risk assessment on behalf of the client is also desirable either in terms of developing compliance or the independent assessment.
As a leading consultant you will work on the delivery of projects providing expert advice to projects and directly to the client as required.
You will also act as a project manager for relevant projects within your area of expertise you will be required to prepare proposals and manage the delivery of your own work to the client and that of others within the team to timescale, cost and quality.
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