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Experience of System Engineering in Rolling Stock Development (A Manufacturer’s View)

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Bombardier has been employing System Engineering techniques for a number of years to bring improvements
in the integrity of the design and ensure timely product approval. This has been undertaken in an industry
environment where customer needs and the regulatory framework have been subject to significant changes.
This presentation will focus on some of SE techniques employed and challenges faced in their implementation.
Charles and Paul will describe their practical experience of:

  • Performing SE within short product design and build cycles

  • Managing stakeholders: Customers, Infrastructure Managers, Regulators

  • Implementing Requirement Management techniques

A significant proportion of the challenges of rolling stock SE concern the interface with the infrastructure. Many
of the issues described will be familiar to those working on infrastructure projects. Active participation is
encouraged especially from those who can offer different perspectives on managing these issues.

The Presenters

Dr Charles Twort is the Vehicle Engineering manager and Dr Paul Carter is the Design Assurance manager at
Bombardier UK Rolling Stock. Each has more than 10 years’ experience of developing and implementing SE
processes in a manufacturing environment.

The presentation will take place at Parsons Brinckerhoff’s offices in 6 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YE.

There is no charge for attendance and the event is open to non-members but places must be booked in
advance. To book, obtain directions or for any other questions, please contact the RIG Chair, Bruce Elliott at
bruce.elliott@arbutus-tc.co.uk or on +44 (0)7970 694043.

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is an international professional society for systems
engineers whose mission is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems
engineering in industry, academia, and government

The INCOSE UK Rail Interest Group has been formed:

To provide a forum for those interested in Systems Engineering in rail to network in a less formal
environment, to exchange good practice and to provide mutual support in an area which can require
some sustained perseverance;

  • To promote, improve and share the practice of Systems Engineering within the rail industry;

  • To foster connections with other professional bodies within rail and thereby promote cross fertilisation of

  • knowledge and experience across sectors and community disciplines; and

  • To promote awareness of INCOSE UK and encourage membership within the rail industry.

For further information about the RIG, see www.incoseonline.org.uk and click on the ‘Groups’ tab.

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