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Signalling Engineer

  • Job reference: R-025254
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham

Atkins have recently enjoyed a number of major projects wins. Additionally, Atkins are one of the major framework suppliers for Network Rail.

We currently have a number of exciting opportunities for IRSE licensed signalling design verifiers, to join our team and work with us on delivering some of the most challenging and interesting projects within the UK rail market.

Atkins has one of the Rail industry’s largest signalling design teams so you will be joining a team of professional signalling design engineers, with a collective depth and breadth of knowledge that can support and nurture your development as your career moves forward and you tackle new challenges.

So if you are ready to take your career to the next level, and wish to join a professional team, committed to technical integrity, innovation and development of its people, then contact us today.

We are currently looking for a Signalling Design Checker to be based in our Birmingham office.


  • Able to carry out Safety Critical Work
  • IRSE Signalling Verifier Licence and supporting licences (1.1.160 and others) or equivalent and relevant UK signalling design and independent checking experience including extensive knowledge of UK railway standards, design processes and procedures at both outline design (NR GRIP3 to 4) and detailed design (NR GRIP5+) levels
  • Experience of using appropriate industry standard CAD packages
  • Qualification(s) in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Passed IRSE Examination (desirable)
  • IRSE workplace assessor or working towards assessor qualifications
  • Fit and able to work trackside / hold PTS
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with team members located in different offices including excellent standard of English for written communications
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to people without detailed knowledge of railway signalling systems
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and prioritise duties


To lead and support project delivery in day to day duties throughout the project lifecycle, from inception to completion, including -

  • Preparation, production and verification of railway signalling designs, specifications, reports and working drawings using first principles for relevant parts of a new or altered signalling systems, ensuring compliance with all contractual and statutory requirements
  • To ensure all design produced complies with client requirements, company procedures, meets all operational, technical and safety principles and is successfully delivered to budget and programme
  • Liaising and meeting with others including client, construction and testing staff and other railway contractors
  • Supporting tenders as required
  • Management of staff
  • Mentoring, support, guidance and development of junior staff
  • Technical liaison with other Atkins departments and externally with the client
  • Undertaking design office cover during commissioning periods, including bank holidays and weekends

The Individual

  • Highly motivated self starter and flexible
  • Collaborative team player, focused on results
  • Thorough and disciplined
  • Excellent communicator


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities 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.

Reward and Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package

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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