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Requirements Engineer

Requirements Engineer

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About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


The HS2 Enabling Works contract is a c.£500m project over a 4-6 year contract period. Costain is in JV with Skanska for the project. Geographically, the project is spread across the area between Euston Station and Northolt, with major works occurring at Euston and Old Oak Common where the two main site compounds will be based. Scope of works packages includes demolition, utilities diversions, highway realignments, instrumentation and monitoring, environmental works and surveys and construction compounds.


What will I be doing?

As a Requirements Engineer at High Speed 2 Enabling Works you will gain the opportunity to work on a highly complex, multi-disciplinary project. The requirements engineer is required to join the team responsible for the technical assurance delivery using a systems engineering approach for one of the highest profile and largest infrastructure projects in Europe. The individual will be responsible for capturing and developing stakeholder requirements at the highest level and ensuring that these requirements are specified, managed and fully assured within the delivery of the HS2 Enabling Works contract.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Undertake the development of requirements and assurance criteria in order to comply with source requirements i.e. external regulations, standards, contract technical as well as meet the work package or project objectives
  • Work with CSjv and supply chain teams to enable more efficient solutions through the definition of need and applying a system thinking approach to solutions and challenges to requirements
  • Work consultatively and achieve agreements with stakeholders and third parties in agreeing their technical requirements and acceptance activity
  • Engage with the Technical and Delivery teams to define the acceptance criteria for the requirements including design approval, demonstration of capability, acceptance of equipment and operability as appropriate
  • Manage the frameworks for evaluation of development choices on a whole life whole system basis
  • Maintain procedures, competence levels and systems for requirements management in order to ensure a robust approach to requirements management within the project
  • Support the integration of the requirements systems with other elements of the HS2 BIM and IM activity.

About you

  • Proven track record in client management of major projects and working with sponsors, regulatory bodies and other major stakeholders.
  • Chartered Engineer in an appropriate discipline (or comparable qualification in Systems Engineering).
  • Qualified to Hons Degree level in an appropriate subject.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge in the use and application of requirements and verification processes, ideally within the rail, construction and utility industries.
  • Demonstrable expertise in Qualitative Schedule Risk Assessment.
  • Civil design and construction knowledge and the application of CDM activity.
  • It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.