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Senior Conformance Engineer

  • Glasgow, Manchester, York, Birmingham or Milton Keynes
  • £51,156 - £57,551
  • 14/11/2109

As Senior Conformance Engineer you’ll manage and carry out the conformance assessment of new or modified rail infrastructure, rail vehicles, load units and associated equipment in line with mandatory standards and deliver associated safety management activities.

Key accountabilities include:

Manage the assessment and/or certification of railway infrastructure and systems for conformance with mandatory requirements. Manage other associated safety assurance activities.

Act as assessor in the conformance assessment of railway projects and products as required by applicable legislation or industry regulations. Produce assessment reports and certification.

Provide conformance assessment and certification expertise and advice to customers and stakeholders.

Produce guidance on the application of the standards and legislation relevant to determining railway conformance.

Identify relevant standards for use in railway conformance, making customers aware of all relevant requirements. Make recommendations for changes to UK and international standards.

Prepare submissions to external approval bodies on behalf of customers and represent customers at panels and in discussion with those organisations.

Plan, manage and carry out audits of clients as part of providing assurance or certification of their activities.

What do you need to succeed in this role?


Incorporated Engineer, or equivalent level of engineering experience.

Corporate member of a relevant Engineering Institution.

Degree in a relevant subject or substantial experience in lieu.

Substantial relevant rail infrastructure or rail vehicle assurance experience.

Commercial awareness and experience in a customer facing role.

Significant Technical Report writing experience.

Capable of communication at senior level in the UK and Europe.

Thorough understanding of applicable UK and international standards.


Delivery focussed with a project background including infrastructure projects or business change, and their relevant frameworks and processes.

Significant experience in a specific rail engineering discipline including energy, civils and structures, track systems, systems engineering, command, control and signalling, persons of reduced mobility or similar.

Excellent customer and relationship management skills.

Proactive approach with a strong demonstration of personal technical growth.

We can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

We also embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

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