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Principles Testing Engineer

  1. Transportation
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R-117525

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions. 

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.  

Read more about how you can thrive with us: Equality, diversity & inclusion in the UK & Europe (atkinsrealis.com) 

Principles Testing Engineer (Testing and Commissioning) (11) IRSE 1.3.180, 1.3.170 AtkinsRéalis 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 basics 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.

Requirements:

  • Experience in Railway Signalling Testing/Commissioning of any size of Projects.
  • Concepts and Functional Tester IRSE Licence.
  • Knowledge of Network Rail Signal Works Testing Handbook.
  • Thorough and detailed knowledge of fundamentals 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 manage 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 basics testing portion of signalling projects.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures, and innovations and initiatives.

Training AtkinsRéalis 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. AtkinsRéalis 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.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis? 

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same. 

Meeting your needs: 

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need. 

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis. It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below: 

YourReward at AtkinsRéalis (atkinsrealis.com) 

More about us: 

AtkinsRéalis, is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge, and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world. 

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects: AtkinsRéalis Projects (atkinsrealis.com) 

Training: 

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions. 

Additional Information: 

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. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. 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. 

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. 

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