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Senior Telecoms Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-002766
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Midlands, York
SNC Lavalin (Previously Atkins) is one of the world's leading engineering companies. Its rail business is the largest in its field in Europe. With about 1700 specialists our Rail division provides high value engineering services predominantly to the UK market which includes signalling, telecommunications, electrification and plant, civil and rolling stock.

We are currently looking for an experienced Operational Telecoms Engineer to support the design, construction and test teams on projects throughout the UK. Reporting to Telecoms Construction and Test Practice Manager

Requirements
• The applicant shall have experience as a Railway Telecoms engineer in all disciplines – design construction and test.
• Experience of interpretation of tenders, design, specifying, costing and scheduling of GRIP 4 - GRIP 8 Telecom works on the Operational Railway.
• Undertake Design & Construction CRE duties as required.
• Support the test team in the production of Testing Strategies, Plans and Specifications to Network Rail Standards where required.
• Undertake Work Package Management; manage and monitor costs on projects throughout lifecycle and management of resources v resource plan - people, machines, money and materials.
• Understanding of commercial contracts e.g. NEC and management of contract change.
• Proven experience of managing a team of engineers to deliver to stringent timescales.
• Represent the telecoms team at project meetings with other disciplines, the client and relevant third parties.
• Regularly liaise with Client to maintain satisfactory relations and clearly define responsibilities.

Qualifications
• BEng or NVQ L4 in relevant Engineering discipline.
• A competent level of presentation, communication and planning skills;
• IRSE Systems Tester Licence
• Sentinel COSS holder.

Essential Criteria
• At least 5 years experience as a Telecoms engineer on Network Rail operational communication projects.
• Extensive knowledge of operational railway telecoms systems including:
• -Transmission (SDH and PDH)
-Cable Networks (Fibre, Copper, Structured)
-PETS Systems
-Radio Systems (GSMR, CSR, NRN)
-Telephone Concentrators/PBX
• Understanding of IP networks.
• Be able to interpret detail design drawings and schedules;
• Computer skills, excel, word;
• Requires exceptional skills in communication, problem solving, decision-making, and work load prioritization.
• Hold valid COSS, SWL1 (desirable) competencies

Desirable Criteria
• Understanding of the engineering lifecycle and V model for testing.
• CCENT/CCNA – or at least a knowledge of.


Responsibilities
• Main area of responsibility in the scope definition, management and co-ordination of all telecoms activities in support of tender opportunities.
• Responsible for the co-ordination of project activities between the telecoms construction and test, and the design team.
• Ensuring that construction and test critical dependencies are communicated to the telecoms design team for all projects.
• Support to the design team for surveys and design correlation
• Responsible for the co-ordination of telecoms activities with project management teams to ensure correct and timely delivery of all project deliverables.
• Collation and notification of issues / problems to Project Manager and Practice Manager.
• Providing adequate support to the telecoms team at all times.
• Support the team in their knowledge base.
• Co-operate with quality, safety and environmental objectives and contribute, where appropriate, to SNC Transportation commitment for continual improvement.

The Individual
• Ability to manage their own time and team efficiently and prioritise duties;
• You must have experience of working within a busy team environment;
• Self motivation and ability to work alone, managing own work and setting sensible priorities according to customer requirements;
• Strong analytical and logical thinking capability;
• Possess excellent communicational skills;

Training
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.

Additional Information
The role requires flexibility of work hours (Shift work – Days, weekends & nights).
The role is within the SNC Lavalin Transportation Group Construction and Test.
40 hour basic working week.

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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