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Senior Functional Tester

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Senior Functional Tester

Senior Functional Tester (Testing and Commissioning) IRSE 1.3.170

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.

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 lead the function testing of projects of all 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?

Are you able to promote the advancement of staff under your control and train staff as opportunities arise, and act as the Lead Mentor / Mentor for staff as required, including actively promoting their technical progression as railway signalling engineers?

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.

Requirements

  • Experience in Railway Signalling Functional Testing to Interlocking level and / or comprehensive equipment specific experience
  • NWR 3BI testing competency certification and / or industry recognised equipment specific specialist.
  • Good working knowledge of Network Rail Signal Works Testing Handbook
  • A1 IRSE assessor for all Testing Categories except TIC, Principles and Systems Testing (Desirable)
  • Experienced Railway Signalling Functional Tester with varied project experience.
  • Good working knowledge of Railway Group / NWR company standards requirements
  • Good personnel management and communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure during commissioning etc
  • Current Driving Licence
  • Planning and logistics skills Willing to work flexibly and efficiently in support of the project
  • Willing to work flexibly, efficiently and unsocial hours in support of the group commitments.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake the functional testing of relay-based interlocking and / or carry out testing of trackside equipment
  • Liaise and assist the principles tester as required.
  • Assist the Tester in Charge in evaluating the testing resource requirements for individual tasks.
  • Produce non conceptual design at the request of the Tester in Charge.
  • Upward briefing of project testing status to Testing & Commissioning Engineer.
  • 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.
  • Assist as directed in the preparation and pricing for the testing portion of signalling project bids.
  • 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 Lead Mentor / Mentor for staff as required, including actively promoting their technical progression as railway signalling engineers.
  • Cooperate with performance appraisals, attend training courses, maintain IRSE logbook to an acceptable standard
  • Progress individual knowledge and skills to promote advancement.

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.

Why work for Atkins?

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.

https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com  

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 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.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once, they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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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