Senior Engineer - Technical Assurance

London & South East
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Our client is delivering the main works to HS2.

They require a Technical Assurance Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis.

Skillset: Technical Assurance

Job location: West Ruislip - working from home is offered.

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 


The Technical Assurance (TA) team are responsible for capturing, developing and demonstrating compliance to HS2 and stakeholder requirements, facilitating configuration and technical change management, and managing technical assurance activities to achieve self-assured delivery of the project.

The Technical Assurance Engineer will work closely with the Area Technical Assurance and Requirements Manager and key technical leads along with construction teams, subcontractors and subject matter experts within the project teams. They will define work package requirement sets, along with planning the appropriate verification & validation methods to demonstrate compliance. The Technical Assurance Engineer will support further activities relating to Technical Assurance, Configuration and Technical Change Management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to design and construction teams on what they have do to achieve HS2 Technical Assurance.
  • Input into identification of the correct deliverables for the appropriate life cycle stages to meet the works information and technical standards.
  • Carry out regular progress reviews, tracking and reporting of assured deliverables and associated certification to meet programme.
  • Review of the quality and completeness of assurance packs and TA artifacts (e.g. Task information deliverables plan, Configuration status report, Verification and validation matrix and Level 3 certificates) facilitating completion of project lifecycle stage gate.
  • Assess TA readiness to proceed to design interdisciplinary reviews and project lifecycle stage gates.
  • Support activity readiness review meetings with respect to TA needs.
  • Assist with maintaining Configuration Control in relation to technical changes, standards baselines and work package deliverables.
  • Work with design and construction teams, subcontractors and subject matter experts to define applicable requirements for each work package, and identify appropriate verification & validation evidence.
  • Support the identification and decomposition of new and existing requirements.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining the master requirements set.
  • Produce and submit compliance matrices to support the technical design assurance process.
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

Required qualifications,  skills, behaviours and attributes

Desirable qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes

  • Exposure to, or an interest in Systems Engineering and Technical Assurance.
  • Experience working within Civil Engineering or Rail.
  • Familiarity with requirements management tools.