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Principal Vehicle Dynamics and Wheel-Rail Specialist Engineer

Location : Bangalore

Job Description :

We're AtkinsRalis, a world-leading Design, Engineering and Project Management organization. Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, we are a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital.

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Our teams are proud to deliver on some of the most prestigious projects across the world. It's thanks to our talented people and their diverse thinking, expertise and knowledge. Join us and you'll be part of our genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone is supported to make the most of their talents and expertise.

When it comes to work-life balance, AtkinsRalis is a great place to be. So, let's discuss how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. We're passionate about are work while valuing each other equally. So, ask us about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality and being a Disability Confident and Inclusive Employer.


To provide high quality consultancy services to clients; provide support to others within the AtkinsRalis Rail & Transit Group as required and act as a source of guidance and expertise.

  • To market the services of the AtkinsRalis Rail & Transit group.
  • To engage with clients and support them with enquiries.
  • To lead the compilation of bids.
  • To provide high quality consultancy services to clients.
  • To provide specialist engineering guidance and expertise.

Duties and responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Providing technical leadership to support the Dynamics, Gauging & Testing team in ensuring continuous improvement through development of staff and work methodologies.
  • Providing consultancy services as an industry expert.
  • Attending industry workshops and inputting to standards updates.
  • Provide technical briefs to the team on key topics such as interpretation of standards and the implementation of industry standards and methodologies.
  • Continually review the opportunities for expanding our client base, in conjunction with the Team/Service Leader.
  • Be instrumental to the delivery of company sales and profitability targets.
  • Maintain professional expertise by participating in an approved Continuing Professional Development Scheme.
  • To manage or support assignments as allocated by the Team/Service Leader for clients, including estimating, tendering, planning and execution.
  • To ensure that work is completed on time, to budget, and to the client's satisfaction.
  • To ensure that all work is undertaken in accordance with AtkinsRalis Rail & Transit's procedures, including quality procedures and safety management system.
  • Provide advice/assistance as a technical expert in vehicle dynamics.

Essential competencies vehicle & infrastructure gauging:

  • Experience of using multi-body simulation (MBS) software packages for rail vehicles such as Vampire and/or SIMPACK.
  • Able to create MBS vehicle models in Vampire and/or SIMPACK.

Knowledge of the following Railway Group Standards and European Standards:

  • BSEN14363
  • BSEN15663
  • BSEN12299
  • GMRT2141
  • GMRT2173
  • GMRT2142
  • GMRC2641
  • RIS-2773-RST
  • Wheel-rail interface experience and expertise.

Desirable competencies vehicle & infrastructure gauging:

  • Able to validate MBS vehicle models against static and dynamic test data.
  • Able to advise on the correct methods of testing in order to validate MBS vehicle models in accordance with European and Railway Group Standards.
  • Able to create Vampire track files for both high and low frequency characteristics.
  • Have some understand the process to obtain track data from the infrastructure maintainer and understand the process to convert into the dynamic simulation software package (i.e. Vampire or SIMPACK).
  • Able to advise on the most appropriate method of carrying out dynamic simulations to demonstrate compliance according to the latest European and Railway Group Standards.
  • Able to review and accept or reject assurance work from third party design parties using expert knowledge of the requirements of Railway Group Standards including the following:
  • BSEN14363
  • BSEN15663
  • BSEN12299
  • GMRT2141
  • GMRT2173
  • GMRT2142
  • GMRC2641
  • RIS-2773-RST



To work closely with your Team Leader/Service Leader, the wider Rolling Stock Delivery practice, Key Account Manager and the Account Management team in order to:

  • Deliver the highest customer service to clients through your expert advice and support.
  • Contribute to identifying new sales opportunities.
  • Contribute to UK marketing efforts.
  • Match resources to the sale forecast by volume and skill set.


  • Development and management of relationships at all levels within a client's company to support the successful delivery of services and the securing of future work.
  • Attend key industry workshops and inputting to standards updates.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Chartered Engineer with a degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent; or more than 7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of railway vehicle dynamics.
  • Has previous experience leading on large vehicle dynamics related projects which requires an understanding of the rolling stock history (including any vehicle changes which may not have been accounted for), an understanding of the requirements of Railway Group Standards including how the requirements change for different rolling stock types.
  • The ability to present the principles of vehicle dynamics to the industry, clients and colleagues in a clear and concise manner such that non-specialist can make informed decisions on the most appropriate actions.
  • Proficient user of software such as Vampire, SIMPACK, Matlab.
  • Experience working on wheel-rail interface projects to ascertain issues related to the aforementioned and optimize the asset design.

Language skills:

Ability to read, write and communicate in a language additional to English is advantageous.

Work environment:

  • AtkinsRalis Rail & Transit performs its business within open plan offices and operates a no smoking policy.
  • Will be required to visit railway workshops/depots on occasion and must comply with local procedures and safety arrangements. May be required to work under Network Rail (or equivalent) Personal Track Safety Certification.
  • Will be required from time to time to visit client premises both in the U.K. and overseas and present on findings from dynamic analysis. Will be required to comply with local safety procedures and AtkinsRalis protocols.

What We Can Offer You:

  • Varied, interesting and meaningful work.
  • A hybrid working environment with flexibility and great opportunities.
  • Opportunities for training and, as the team grows, career progression or sideways moves.
  • An opportunity to work within a large global multi-disciplinary consultancy on a mission to change the ways we approach business as usual.

Why work for AtkinsRalis

We at AtkinsRalis are committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual's abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Meeting Your Needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees Total Reward.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview, and we'll discuss any adjustments you might need.

Additional Information:

We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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