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Assistant Signalling Designer

  • Job reference: TR-002023
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham
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Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. They build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins have a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others follow and to deliver the future of mobility today. Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support

Atkins have recently enjoyed a number of major projects wins including East West Rail, Cornwall Capacity Enhancement, Norwich Yarmouth Lowestoft and Shepperton signalling projects.

Atkins are therefore seeking to recruit a enthusiastic and conscientious engineer into the Birmingham office of our SCS Practice to be an Assistant Signalling Designer / Signalling Designer .

The SCS practice, with over 400+ staff and a £100m per annum turnover, is a major supplier to Network Rail on many of its major signalling schemes, plus we also have developing relationships with TFL, London Underground and contractors. Its core activities consist of design, construction, testing, engineering and project management of signalling projects. Reflecting our technical expertise and scale, we are often involved in the largest and most complex projects, which have a significant impact to enhance the UK’s rail network

This role is that of a Assistant Signalling Designer / Signalling Designer reporting to a Signalling Design Manager.

Primary functions include :
• Preparation and production of railway signalling designs, specifications, reports and working drawings ensuring compliance with all contractual and statutory requirements within agreed timescales and performance parameters
• Assisting in the preparation of estimates and tender documentation
• Working within a records / document management system
• Assisting with correlation or other site survey works
• Undertaking design office cover (out of office hours)
• Creating and managing of trackers / registers for Design deliverables
• Supporting project engineering and delivery as required, including opportunities to go trackside undertaking Assistant Testing duties during commissioning periods


Essential Qualifications and Experience
• Knowledge and experience of signalling
• HNC / HND / Degree or other technical qualification, preferable electrical or electronic

Desirable Qualifications and Experience
• Holds an IRSE Licence(s), preferably a design license
• Experience of working within the railway signalling environment
• Experience of working within a design environment
• Experience of using appropriate industry standard CAD packages
• Knowledge of signalling equipment and systems, particularly electronic systems

Essential Person Qualities
• Willing and able to learn
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Can do attitude and flexible
• Able to work within a team, but also be self motivating
• Fit and able to work trackside / hold PTS
• Ability to manage time efficiently and prioritise duties

The role will be office based, but the candidate will be required to work at other project sites / offices.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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