Technical Assurance - High Speed 2

£50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: + Benefits
21 Sep 2018
19 Oct 2018
Rail Team
Contract Type
Full Time
High Speed 2 (HS2) will be the UK’s new high-speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

We are currently searching for a Technical Assurance Manager to be a part of the team responsible for the assurance of technical development and design on the HS2 project. 

 This assurance activity draws on the technical and production assurance outputs and the supporting change processes.  The team lead the setting of the technical assurance regime, setting processes for its application and reporting of progress. The team assure the day to day application of key assurance activity particularly change and capturing of key development decisions. The team aligns the assurance activity to the objectives and timescales of the project.

This role is within the Specification and Technical Assurance team within the Operations and Infrastructure Management Directorate (OIMD) for High Speed 2. 

You and your team will be developing the programme specifications and requirements and provides the technical authority to the HS2 organisation and acts as the internal client to the HS2 delivery units.

About the role:

Develop assurance plans and identify resources to support the successful implementation of these plans for the Technical Directorate;

·         Liaise with the wider HS2 Ltd assurance activity and support the delivery of an efficient and effective technical assurance regime;

·         Undertake assurance activity including supporting assurance reviews, collating evidence and providing progress reports to ensure correctly carried out to support stage gates;

·         Support key governance and assurance meetings as required by the Technical Directorate;

·         Engage with the Technical and Delivery teams to define the assurance criteria for design approval, demonstration of capability, acceptance of equipment and operability as appropriate;

·         Confirm design and assurance requirements with third parties to ensure consistency and compliance;

·         Maintain procedures, competence levels and systems order to ensure a robust approach to Assurance management within the project;

·         Enable the integration of the assurance systems with other elements of the HS2 BIM and IM activity.   

About You:

·         Demonstrable ability in client management of major projects and working with sponsors, regulatory bodies and other major stakeholders;

·         Appropriate qualification in assurance management;

·         Demonstrable expertise in the use and application of assurance regimes in major projects

·         Proven track record in the validation of major schemes, risk management and reporting.

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