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Functional Tester

  • Job reference: TR-002642
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: United Kingdom
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Atkins is the largest engineering consultancy in the UK, the largest multi-disciplinary consultancy in Europe, and the seventh largest design firm in the world. It is a FTSE 250 Company with a turnover of approx £1.4bn. It employs approximately 17,000 employees globally, of which 11,000 are UK based.

The Rail Engineering Projects Testing and Commissioning Team is an exciting and growing team, eager to grasp modern systems, processes and concepts, within the regulatory framework that we are required to work.
We are seeking a motivated and organised individual to join us and undertake the functional testing of projects of all types, sizes and complexities.

You will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and to use initiative whilst working within a highly regulated environment.
Do you have excellent organisation skills and the ability to communicate with staff at all levels? Do you have experience, knowledge and understanding of functional testing of equipment housings and trackside equipment?
The work is mainly site based on projects and as such there may be a requirement to lodge away for extended periods of time and to work unsocial hours. You must hold a full UK driving Licence.

• Experience in Railway Signalling Functional Testing to 3Bl/4 level
• High level equipment experience SSI / RRI & 4 foot equipment
• NWR 3BL/4 testing competency certification, and Functional Tester IRSE Licence
• Good working knowledge of Network Rail Signal Works Testing Handbook
• A1 IRSE assessor (Desirable)
• Experienced Railway Signalling Functional Tester with varied project experience
• Good working knowledge of Railway Group / NWR company standards requirements
• Good personnel management and good communication skills
• Able to work under pressure during commissionings etc
• Current Driving Licence
• Planning and logistics skills
• Willing to work flexibly, efficiently and unsocial hours in support of the group commitments.

• Undertake the functional testing of trackside equipment for relay & CBI based interlocking.
• Liaise and assist other test teams as required.
• Assist the Tester in Charge in evaluating the testing resource requirements for individual tasks.
• Upward briefing of project testing status to Tester in charge
• Ensure adherence to the Atkins rail standards, procedures, processes covering all engineering, safety, administrative and project requirements.
• Co-operated with quality, safety, and environmental objectives and contribute where appropriate, to Atkins rail commitment for continual improvement.
• Undertake the testing and commissioning of signalling equipment to meet contract specifications, performance and safety parameters.
• Plan team’s work on a daily basis monitor and report progress to the TIC as required.
• Raise and close out Test Logs in an efficient manner.
• Promote the advancement of staff under your control and actively train staff as opportunities arise.
• Act as signalling works Mentor for staff as required, including actively promoting their technical progression as railway signalling engineers.
• Encourage and promote the advancement of staff as a route to self development
• Co-operate with performance appraisals, attend training courses, maintain IRSE logbook to an acceptable standard
• Progress individual knowledge and skills to promote advancement.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits
Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA.

Atkins recognises that there are many well qualified people who are looking to the further their career in engineering, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. We are passionate about collaborative working. Our people build lasting relationships.

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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