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Signaling (Interlocking) - Consultant / Senior Consultant / Principal

  • Role type
  • Permanent, Full time

  • Location
  • Beijing, Changchun, Shanghai

  • Closing Date
  • 20/09/2018

Job Description


Multiple Roles & Level of Seniority Available.

Ricardo Rail is seeking people who have signalling system development experience with a focus on the safety criticality of the system. As a technical specialist you work on providing professional safety assurance to a variety of customers in railway signalling industry across Asia.

The role is to be filled by experienced specialists who are technically capable and also project manages. 

As a project manager for relevant projects within your area of expertise you will be required to manage the delivery of your own work to the client within the defined timescale, cost and quality.



  • To apply industry knowledge and professional judgment in collating, analysing and synthesising appropriate data in line with industry standards and company procedures
  • To produce high quality, technically accurate reports and other documents in support of client projects within timescales and budgetary requirements
  • To plan and implement project and programme activities, ensuring that they are undertaken within agreed resource parameters and delivered on time
  • To provide supervision, guidance and coaching to less experienced colleagues and ensure that project activities are undertaken in line with company procedures and authority level
  • To develop new tools/techniques to meet the needs of clients, identifying best practices from other markets or countries as required, and teach new skills to others as appropriate
  • To provide support as required in business development activities, including contributing to proposals, and advise the appropriate manager of potential business opportunities identified



  • Be degree educated in a suitable discipline
  • 4-12 years experience in signalling equipment development that have had a focus on the safety criticality of the system
  • Possess significant practical design/application experience and able to work independently on projects with little or even without a guidance
  • Candidate should possess at least one of following topics/subsystems/equipment: Interlocking and Train / Vehicle Detection, including Computer Based Interlocking, Track circuits, Axle counters, etc.
  • Good understanding and practical application experience of EN50128/EN50129
  • Candidate should possess knowledge of Software Assurance – EN50128 (or IEC 61508-3)
  • 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
  • IT literate - must be proficient in MS Office suite and appropriate specialist software, e.g. FTA & RBD software applications



  • Possess a railway signalling or relevant background
  • 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
  • Have a visible passion for the rail industry
  • Be able to project manage from proposal to closure
  • Be versatile and adaptable, able to operate under pressure as needed
  • 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.