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Associate Director - Systems Engineering

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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

Associate Director - Systems Engineering

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.


With a growing pipeline of project-related works, EGIS is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Associate Director - Systems Engineering.

The role will be based in London.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced, technically minded and results-driven candidate, with UK experience in managing and developing complex transportation projects. 

The candidate will focus on delivering a major project and supporting the wider Egis team on future business development opportunities. This role may also include working on projects/bids internationally for Egis Transport Solution or other Egis subsidiaries, including travel within the UK and Ireland.

They will be able to demonstrate leading an integrated design and delivery team and be capable of bringing together a broad range of specialist contributors in an efficient manner across the business/consortium partners.

As an Associate Director within the business, the role will involve the following:


Project responsibilities:

  • Leadership: acting as a key client interface at an associate director level managing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Safety champion promoting the safety and wellbeing of the team.
  • Significant technical expertise in a given discipline and holds ability to manage multidisciplinary packages.
  • Strategic leadership on project governance.
  • Ability to manage a team and effectively plan resource utilisation.
  • Stakeholder management providing clear direction across a broad audience.
  • Support in financial management, budgeting and cost control related activities.
  • Support in the management and control of risk and change management.
  • Support in conflict management.


Egis Engineering Directorate

  • Ability to advise, manage and agree contracts / consortium agreements with clients, manage programmes and deliverables.
  • Promoting and developing inter-disciplinary working within the team to maximise opportunities.
  • Representing the business, including related disciplines, at external meetings.
  • Contribute & participate as a member of the Engineering Directorate within internal Egis functional teams.
  • Comply with responsibilities as defined in the Egis’ Health, Safety & Environment Policy and ensure compliance with the same throughout the team.

  • Complying with all aspects of Egis’ Quality Management Systems/Procedures.

  • Support the Egis in business development and tender opportunities.


Skills and Experience


  • 10-15 years of experience in Engineering / Technical functions, with at least 5 years’ experience as a CEM / System Integrator / Design Manager / Director.
  • Excellent knowledge of railway infrastructure, systems, and operating requirements.

  • Significant experience of developing and implementing strategies for projects and programmes.

  • Excellent understanding of rail engineering, including Network Rail and associated rail standards, and related regulations (CDM, CSM, RIR).

  • Proven capability in managing design for a rail, especially in multi-disciplinary environments.

  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers.

  • Excellent engineering management, analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

  • Managing projects within commercial constraints.



  • BSc or similar in bachelor’s degree (BEng, BSc) in a numerate, scientific or engineering subject or higher education/equivalent training and experience.

  • Chartered Engineer status from a recognised institution.

  • Relevant experience in the design, specification and procurement of infrastructure.

  • Wide knowledge of the rail environment appreciated.

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 as well as bank holidays

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

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.


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.

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

Over 10 years