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Digital Twin Executive

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Tristan Walker
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: +441483467294
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 19 September 2021
  • Job Ref: 1037373
NRL are currently recruiting for a Digital Twin Executive for work with an Engineering Consultancy supporting the East West Rail project. This is a contract role within IR35.

About the role:

  • Defining and aligning the Digital Twin Outcomes and Capabilities, with the Enterprise Strategy and EWR Outcomes and Capabilities
  • Defining, developing and delivering the Digital Twin Framework, in line with business requirements to ensure the availability of the required capabilities and timely delivery thereof to support programme delivery and driving value over the life of the programme.
  • Communicating Digital Twin capabilities and benefits as the means for soliciting business requirements and raising awareness of the potential value from employing Digital Twins over the life of the programme
  • Engagement with or awareness of the activities of external organisations that are working towards the development of the National Digital Twin, to ensure that EWR is aligned with the emerging best practice and technologies, including the NDTP Information Management Framework.
  • informing the EWR strategy and output requirements with expert technical advice and industry leading practice for asset data management and development of digital twins.
  • Support the setting of the EWR Technical Strategy/Plan for Asset data, including standards and principles to optimally achieve the requirements.
  • assuring technical compliance through appropriate Verification & Validation and technical approvals.
  • challenging requirements to ensure that EWR deliver Asset Information and Digital Twin solutions that delivers a compliant whole railway solution (operationally and systematically) and meets legislative requirements and industry standards.
  • driving Digital Twin framework activities for the programme to enable the delivery of an integrated railway system and the achievement of the necessary safety and performance outcomes.
  • the engineering regulatory interfaces: in relation to Asset Information Digital Twin matters.
  • actively manage and mitigate EWR system engineering and technical risks, including those related to Asset Information, whilst assuring that technical risk is appropriately managed within delivery partners
  • leading the asset data management and Digital Twin development approach across the programme including ownership of the interfaces for this system and playing a key role in the Whole System Architecture activities, of which this forms a critical part.
  • actively managing and accelerating engineering innovation in relation to meet EWR challenges.
  • acting as a role model for EWR Co.’s vision and values, by supporting the EWR Co. commitment to customer service, promoting diversity in the workplace, adopting appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues, and encouraging and supporting others to do the same.
  • your own and others’ health and safety by adopting and working to the EWR Co. Health and Safety principles, ensuring you follow safe working procedures at all times.
  • Engage on Asset Information matters with local authorities, other key local stakeholders, other government departments, NR and other operators.
What you will need:

Typical qualifications:   
  • Chartered or Incorporated engineer, or equivalent professional experience and training in the field of engineering or the equivalent in a technical and/or scientific discipline. 
  • You will need to have the necessary level of security clearance and the right to work in the UK.
Experience required:     
  • Experience of the types of Digital Twins and their application in a wide range of industry applications
  • Experience of applying Digital Twin solutions during the development of rail construction programmes and through to the operational end state railway
  • Experience of articulating and quantifying benefits and value from the implementation of Digital Twin solutions to stakeholders and senior management
  • Extensive experience of applying asset information standards and approaches, preferably with a modern and innovative perspective.
  • Broad experience of specifying, planning and performing Asset Information activities on a major programme working as part of a regulated organisation with multiple complex interfaces.
  • Experience of applying the engineering lifecycle including requirements, specification, design, build and maintenance and verification and validation in relation to your specialism.
  • Extensive experience of Asset Information specification and design, including interface definition and management and control of same on a multi-disciplinary programme.
  • Detailed understanding of what Asset Information is, what its critical dependencies and interfaces are (including operational ones) and how this should be managed and controlled on a safety critical programme.
  • Excellent experience of engaging with peers and stakeholders on your specialism.
  • Extensive experience of change management, rapidly adapting to emerging requirements, changing circumstances and high levels of uncertainty and ambiguity in a fast-changing environment.
  • Working within relevant UK rail industry legislation and standards.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Opportunity to support a large rail infrastructure project
  • Stable contract duration