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Principal Signalling Engineer

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Principal Signalling Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 17,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.

In the UK, we are delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. We work in the transport and energy sectors, providing consultancy, engineering and operations services for clients such as major airports, governments, regulators, cities and rail and road operators.
With over 50 years of experience in the rail industry, we’ve delivered complex and challenging multidisciplinary projects all over the world. Our expertise extends to depots, operations, maintenance analytics and asset management across all aspects of rail, including transport, technical and sustainability assessments and systems infrastructure.


Job description

Currently Egis in the UK has a limited involvement in producing design works, relying on subcontract support. We are now looking to expand our current capabilities while developing a design team, with the goal of opening dedicated design office.

As a Principal Engineer you will be a senior member of the team as it grows. You will support the Head of Signaling & Telecoms in current commissions which may mean assuming the CEM or DPE role.

 You will be someone who is happy taking on a challenging role, being an integral part of a dynamic team with big ambitions. We will be looking to provide capabilities across light, heavy and metro rail systems.


Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of undertaking the CRE role
  • Proven capability in managing design interfaces and integration processes
  • Experience of working in an engineering production environment
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the railway industry
  • A clear understanding of a multi-disciplinary design approach and the delivery of projects to a high quality, throughout all design stage gates
  • Good knowledge of UK design standards, such as Network Rail, HS2 and TfL
  • Excellent leadership skills and mentoring experience
  • An ability to train and upskill team members
  • Experience of supporting the organisation to build and grow successfully
  • Hold, or working towards an IRSE Engineering Manager license



  • BSc or similar Bachelor Degree (BEng, BSc) in a Numerate, Scientific or Engineering subject or Higher Education/equivalent training and experience
  • Chartered Engineer status
  • Experience in undertaking the CEM role


We offer flexible working, you will be based in our new central London office.


We are committed to our planet

In each project we design, engineer and operate we care deeply about the legacy we’re leaving behind. As part of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your skills and expertise to shape a better future for our communities in the UK, and all around the globe.

Our commitment is translated in the work carried out by our Egis Foundation, which funds concrete actions to address the climate crisis and is focused on educational and social initiatives that will help in the responsible and sustainable shift towards a sustainable world.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 

We at EGIS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. EGIS appreciates all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at EGIS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for EGIS, you will be included, listened to, and respected.


Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required



English (5- Proficiency)