Vacancies‎ > ‎

Electrical Engineering Manager

Job Spec: Electrical Engineering Manager


  1. The project to re-create the historic diesel locomotive LMS 10000 is moving into the design and construction phase, as part of this effort will be the creation of new traction control, monitoring, recording and protection systems.
  2. The IDRS are recruiting for a person who can act as Electrical Engineering Manager for the design and build phase of the electrical systems in the project.
  3. The role involves working with the management team, the engineering team, and possibly external suppliers to create a plan for the design and build, then managing progress along that plan and revising as required.
  4. The role would suit somebody based in any part of the UK.  Management meetings are usually held in the Midlands, or North West, and build will probably take place in the same area. 
  5. Estimated time commitment would be approx. 4 hours per week, plus occasional project meetings (usually at the weekend)


The successful candidate must have;

  • Internet access
  • The ability to work with mechanical design engineers,  operational staff and society managers to understand, plan, schedule and check progress on the design and construction of the locomotive.
  • A desire and drive to make this complex project succeed.

The following would be an advantage;

  • A railway engineering background (Heritage or main line)
  • An electronics/electrical engineering background.
  • Exposure to high power electrical systems


  1. The Electrical Engineering manager will be responsible for defining the design and production plan for the electrical and electronic components in the locomotive.
  2. The design will be built and documented to standard required by external bodies such as the Vehicle Acceptance Bodies (VAB).
  3. Risks and mitigation strategies will be identified.  Alternatives will be identified and assessed and presented to other stakeholders (for example; The choice between recreating original electrical equipment, or fitting/designing more modern systems)
  4. The EEM will also take the lead role in identifying and designing the control, protection, monitoring and recording systems inside the locomotive. There is an opportunity to fit more modern safety and equipment protection systems than the original loco had to increase safety and reliability and reduce maintenance (for example engine protection systems).
  5. The EE Manager will be responsible for reporting progress to the management team at regular intervals and at project meetings.


The LMS 10000 team will fully support this role.  The management & engineering teams will work closely with the EE manager to provide information and project guidance.

This role will be a critical one to the project, and the EE manager will form a core part of the management team. It is an opportunity to take part right at the centre of this exciting project and demonstrate excellence to the project and outside employers.


No compensation is offered for this role, except for the satisfaction from being a key part of this exciting project to re-create LMS 10000.