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Systems Engineer - Rail

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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

Systems Engineer - Rail

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 18,000 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.


About the role


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Rail Systems Engineer with a proven track record in interface management. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of rail systems engineering, coupled with the ability to manage complex interfaces between various subsystems to ensure seamless integration.

The role involves working on cutting-edge rail projects, contributing to the design, implementation, and optimisation of rail systems.

The role is based in Birmingham on a hybrid basis.

Job description

Duties & responsibilities


  • Lead and oversee the interface management process, ensuring effective communication and coordination between different rail subsystems, such as MEP, track, signalling, electrification, rolling stock, and communication systems.

  • Develop and implement strategies to identify, document, and resolve interface issues during the project lifecycle.

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to design, analyse, and optimise rail systems, including but not limited to MEP, Fire, signalling, train control, electrification, and communication systems.

  • Conduct technical assessments and provide expert guidance on system integration.

  • Work closely with project managers, system architects, and other stakeholders to define interface requirements and specifications.

  • Ensure alignment of interface management activities with project schedules, milestones, and overall objectives.

  • Identify potential risks related to interface management and develop mitigation plans.

  • Proactively address issues to minimize impact on project timelines and deliverables.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation related to interface requirements, design decisions, and issue resolutions.

  • Generate reports for project management and stakeholders on interface management progress and challenges.

Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Attributes


Essential (minimum requirement for interview)

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field.

  • Strong understanding of rail systems, including signalling, train control, electrification, and communication systems.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to rail systems.

  • Problem-solving mindset with the ability to analyse complex issues and propose innovative solutions.

  • Project management skills and the ability to work within defined timelines.




What's in it for you


By joining Egis, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

27 days’ annual leave on top of bank holidays

  • Annual Bonus, depending on level
  • Private medical insurance For you and your family
  • Life Assurance Bereavement Support Service
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
  • Travel Loans
  • Mobile Phone Allowance
  • Healthcare – Individual or family based on employee level
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Training & Development


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