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Signaling Engineer - Consultant / Senior Consultant

  • Role type
  • Direct, Full time, Permanent

  • Location
  • Yokohama

  • Closing Date
  • 31/12/2018

Job Description


Multiple Roles & Level of Seniority Available

Ricardo Rail is seeking people who have signaling 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 signaling 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 and experience in signaling equipment development that have had a focus on the safety criticality of the system.

     - Has good subject knowledge and awareness and capable in specific areas of a certain topic. 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:

    - Train Control and Protection Systems for traditional or high speed line railway, for example ETCS or CTCS, including Trackside – RBC, TCC, LEU, Balise, etc. and Trainborne – EVC, SDU, BTM, STM, etc.

    - Train Control and Protection Systems for metro line, for example CBTC, including Trackside – ZC, DSU, LEU, Balise, etc. and Trainborne – EVC, SDU, BTM, etc.

    - 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 experience in at least one of following:

- Software Assurance – EN50128 (or IEC 61508-3), Software Integrity Services are provided to minimise software failures, where failures could present a significant hazard to the system in which it is used.

- E/E/PE Assurance – EN50129 (or IEC 61508-2), E/E/PE safety principle and safety design technique conformance with System safety integrity level 3/4 to minimize hardware failures, where failures could present a significant hazard to the system.

- Ability to prepare professionally presented, structured, and concise written business documents.

- English: Fluent in speaking and writing.

- Japanese language skills: advantageous although not essential

- IT literate - must be proficient in MS Office suite and appropriate specialist software, e.g. FTA & RBD software applications