Electrical Rail Systems Specialist - Team Leader

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Derby, Bristol, London, Preston

  • Closing Date
  • 30/10/2023

Job Description


Job title: Electrical Rail Systems Specialist (Team Leader)

Location: Office-based hybrid working (Bristol, Derby, London, Preston, York)

Role ID: 2023-1992


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world

At Ricardo, we believe in fostering an environment where you can thrive and make a meaningful impact. We are committed to empowering our employees, providing opportunities for growth and professional development as well as cultivating a supportive and inclusive work environment.


If you’re an experienced Electrical Rail Systems specialist looking for your next challenge, then we want to hear from you.


As an Electrical Rail Systems specialist you'll focus on rolling stock, railway systems and/or infrastructure. But we also value flexibility – you'll support electrical engineering projects across our diverse portfolio. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you'll lead and manage various projects, applying your technical expertise to ensure the safety of our railway and support research-driven initiatives for manufacturers, owners, and operators.


We're not just about the here and now – we've got big plans too. As part of our succession planning, we want you to play a key role in developing the commercial and technical capabilities of our people as a Team Leader.


We encourage you to apply for this role if you have the following key competencies and experience:

  • Sound understanding and practical experience in delivery of railway electrical systems.
  • Ability to combine deep engineering knowledge and sound judgement with strong communication skills.
  • Adept at preparing high quality written reports, with the capability to present technical concepts and outputs to non-technical audiences.
  • Contribute to proposals with novel solutions to technically challenging client needs, drawing upon your formal training and your extensive experience to date.
  • Experience of working under the Common Safety Method regulations, or equivalent.

In addition to the core technical role, you will:

  • Provide line management of a small group of staff looking out for their well-being and development.
  • Undertake business development activities (attend conferences, working groups, trade events) and write proposals, developing strong relationships with key clients and industry stakeholders.

Working here


You will be warmly welcomed into our workplace where every voice matters. We are diverse thinkers and doers, coming together to create a culture of inclusion. We will support you to find your place.


We will encourage you to use your passion and expertise to make a positive impact through the projects you work on. Your knowledge and desire to bring about change will be invaluable in helping deliver innovative solutions that support communities across the globe in becoming safer and more sustainable.


We also recognise that life is not static but is varied and flexible. For this reason, we also think that your work life should reflect this and are happy to discuss how, where and when you work.


What’s in it for you?


We want you to know how much you are valued. Your remuneration and benefits package will reflect that. You will receive a range of benefits which include support for your physical and mental health.


Our core benefits include (but not limited to) 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Next Steps


Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.


Ricardo is a Disability confident employer, please advise the recruitment team via if you require any adjustments to support you throughout the recruitment process.