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Systems Engineer

Posted 18 May by CAF Rail Easy Apply Featured Ended

CAF is a global market leader in the design, manufacture, maintenance and supply of equipment and components for rail systems, with presence across the globe in all continents. The Company is now expanding exponentially through a corporate holding and two differentiated business units: rolling stock and rail services. CAF Rolling Stock UK Ltd is building a new state-of-the-art assembly hub in Newport and is creating exciting new job opportunities, and will employ 200 staff by end of 2018.

We will invest in developing our people to maintain a high level of expertise and professionalism, offering a diverse and collaborative working environment.  In return for your hard work and commitment, we will be able to offer developmental opportunities to enhance your career within the Company.

Job Summary

The Systems Engineer will be involved in all technical activities necessary to ensure the systems design is compliant to customer requirements and applicable law and standards, managing sub-suppliers equipment design, its integration and the verification and validation of the solutions. The systems engineer will actively take part in the design enhancements needed to solve problems that arise during production, testing and commissioning.

The System Engineer will be mainly involved in the integration of power systems, but we are looking for a polyvalent role with general skills in system integration and electrical design.

For this purpose, the systems engineer will work together with the Headquarters and UK Design Team, as well as with Procurement, SQA, Manufacturing and Testing teams; dealing with sub-suppliers for managing and monitoring their design enhancements.

Key Responsibilities:

1.0        Header


Undertake design activities related to the System and its integration into the vehicle.


Ensure Systems design are compliant to customer and standards requirements, participating in design review process (internal + external), design assurance statements, system testing. First article inspections, clause by clause responses to requirements.


Manage sub-suppliers. Confirm and agree technical specifications, requirements, interface documentation, functional descriptions, test procedures and manuals.


Support the Approval process of the Systems design with Certified Bodies.


Be fully familiar and conversant with department and company policies, procedures and processes, ensuring all work and actions undertaken are in full compliance with them.


 To manage the interface with the factory, and design enhancements needed to solve problems that arise during manufacturing ramp-up, testing and commissioning.


Project follow up and reporting for Systems activities.


Proactively working to contribute to a continuous improvement culture, raising opportunities for improvement whenever these are identified.

2.0  Record keeping


Ensure accurate records are completed and maintained in accordance with procedures in place, and work in progress is communicated to Line Managers and team members.

3.0        Health & Safety

3.1        Ensure that all work carried out is compliant with health and safety legislation and organisational health and safety policies and procedures.

4.0        Quality

4.1        Ensure all work carried out is compliant with organisational quality management systems/policies and procedures.

5.0      General


Pro-active in the role and identifies improved ways of supporting the Company in managing its growth objectives.


Participate as and when required in team and one-to-one meetings, and undertake training relevant to the role.


Keep up to date with developments within the Company and other sector wide practices that influence the day-to-day activities within the role, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and any other relevant external/internal factors eg. Company policies and procedures, quality management standards, health and safety.


Ensure, in the course of employment, complete confidentiality is maintained in respect of the company, its dealings, transactions, and all other information relating to clients/ customers and staff.


Promote the Company by whatever means are appropriate and available so as to ensure a positive image to customers/clients.


Demonstrate commitment to the Company's values, and its aims and objectives, and the implementation of its Equal Opportunities policy in the workplace.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined, you must be prepared to undertake such additional duties which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity change the general

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