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Whole Life Cost Engineer

  • Location: Milton Keynes
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 16 days ago

  • Sector: Advanced Facilities
  • Contact: Tristan Walker
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: +441483467294
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 11 November 2021
  • Job Ref: 1038073
NRL are currently recruiting for a Whole Life Cost Engineer to work with a client of ours on a contract basis. The role will be based in Milton Keynes and is available for an immediate start.


Role Responsibilities:
  • Defining the whole life cost requirements and model in line with / to support the business case and outcomes.
  • Informing our client’s strategy and output requirements with expert technical advice and industry leading practice for whole life cost.
  • The setting of our client’s Technical Strategy for whole life cost, including standards and principles to optimally achieve the requirements.
  • Challenging requirements to ensure that our client deliver reliable and maintainable functionality that delivers the whole railway solution in line with the whole life cost model (operationally and systematically).
  • Driving whole life cost 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 whole life cost matters.
  • Actively managing and mitigating our client’s system engineering and technical risks, including those related to whole life costs, whilst assuring that technical risk is appropriately managed within delivery partners.
  • Leading the whole life cost approach across the programme working in partnership with the PRAMS Engineer.
  • Reviewing deliverables to verify that the design is meeting the whole life cost requirements and adhering to the processes established for the project.
  • Actively managing and accelerating engineering innovation in relation to meet our client’s challenges.
  • Acting as a role model for our client’s Co’s vision and values, by supporting their 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 our client’s Co Health and Safety principles, ensuring you follow safe working procedures at all times.

Role Requirements:
  • 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 right to work in the UK.
  • Broad experience of specifying and implementing Whole Life Cost 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.
  • Hands-on experience in Whole life cost tools, techniques and approaches including the use of associated software tools.
  • 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.
  • Whole Life cost modelling, techniques and approaches preferably gained on mainline railways.
  • Delivery and assurance of integrated safety critical solutions within large scale and technically complex projects.
  • Analysis of complex data, drawing effective conclusions and rapidly producing solutions and decisions.
  • Excellent communication with the ability to promote and execute Technical Strategy and Plans.
  • System Integration, Interface Management, System Acceptance and associated approaches and techniques.
  • Innovation and change management, including best practice continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Risk management and control and best practice architecture and requirements management tools and methodologies.