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Principles Tester

  • Job reference: TR-002640
  • 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 carry out the principles 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 signalling principles and how to test for compliance with them on SSI, and ideally relay based of interlockings?

Reporting to the Testing and Commissioning Engineer (Principles), the work is split between fixed office based design workstation testing and 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 Testing/Commissioning of any size of Projects
• Principles and Functional Tester IRSE Licence
• Knowledge of Network Rail Signal Works Testing Handbook
• Thorough and detailed knowledge of principles testing requirements
• A1 IRSE assessor for Principles Testing (desirable)
• Railway Signalling experience especially in Principles of signalling testing of SSI schemes and ideally with conventional free-wired and/or geographical systems
• Good knowledge of Railway Group NWR company standards requirements
• Good personnel management and communication skills
• Able to work under pressure during intense periods of commissioning etc
• Current Driving Licence
• Able to deputise for the Senior Principles Testing Engineer.
• Willing to work flexibly and efficiently in support of the project.
• Able to contribute to the management team to provide the development and future direction for the testing group

• Take responsibility for the Principles testing and commissioning of new and altered signalling systems for simple / complex signalling projects, and contribute to the testing on major signalling projects.
• Undertake testing duties within the scope of Certificate of Competency held.
• Represent Atkins at Client meetings.
• Identify resource requirements for your projects and competent staff are utilised, ensuring they are briefed regarding their work and responsibilities and that any necessary documentation is completed.
• Encourage and promote the advancement of staff as a route to self development.
• Deputise for the Senior Testing Engineer (Principles)
• Upward briefing of project principles testing status to Lead T&CE and Project team as required.
• Ensure adherence to the Atkins rail standards, procedures, processes covering all engineering, safety, administrative and project requirements.
• Co-operate with quality, safety, and environmental objectives and contribute where appropriate to Atkins rail commitment for continual improvement.
• Manage Principles testing activities as part of a commissioning of signalling equipment to meet contract specifications, performance and safety parameters.
• Prepare and check bids for accuracy and price for the Principles testing portion of signalling projects
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures, and innovations and initiatives.

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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