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Telecoms Design Engineer

  1. United Kingdom
  1. Transportation

Telecoms Design Engineer

Atkins’ UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented engineering professionals transport planners and consultants. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.

The unique breadth of services in transportation, combined with our scale, makes us the leading UK transport engineering consultancy, enabling us to inspire our people and collaborate with our clients to shape the future of transportation.

Reporting to one of the Team Leaders in our Railway Communications Practice, the Telecommunications Designer will be responsible for the design of a diverse range of Rail Telecommunications Projects. A small selection of current projects include the Feltham Resignalling programme (deploying our Electrologix Interlocking and supporting fibre optic comms network solutions), East West Rail Alliance, Euston Station Enabling, High Speed 2, Level Crossing Framework, Track Alliance Framework, Network Rail Telecommunications Secondments (Part of the NRT framework), Multidisciplinary Station Design Projects including West of Fife in Scotland, to St Erth in Cornwall. We have a wide variety of projects delivered Nationwide.

The role will be based in either Birmingham, Glasgow, Plymouth or York. Flexible and home working is part of our culture and other locations will be considered.

Atkins Railway Communications and Information Systems (C&IS) team is part of our Signalling & Communications delivery business. As such you will be part of a resource group comprising over 400 staff, with a £100m per annum turnover. We are a key supplier to Network Rail on many of its major S&T schemes (including the Feltham Re-signalling programme) and as one of NRT’s suppliers on their Network Design and Integration Services Framework. We also have developing relationships with TFL, London Underground and several contractors.  The Signalling and Comms business, core activities consist of design, construction, testing, engineering and project management of signalling projects – combined with Intelligent Transportation Systems consultancy and design, a railway safety training school and several roles around airport communications and security systems.  Reflecting our technical expertise and scale, we are often involved in the largest and most complex projects, which have a significant impact on and ability to enhance the UK’s rail network and stations infrastructure.

Requirements Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualifications or experience in Electronics Engineering or Telecommunications.
  • 3 years Current / Previous Railway Telecoms Design Experience.
  • Working towards, or holder of, IRSE Telecoms Design License.
  • Experience of using appropriate industry standard CAD (2D/3D, BIM) packages.
  • Member of IET / IRSE or other relevant institution, attained TechEng.

Essential Person Qualities

  • Willing and able to learn.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can do attitude and flexible.
  • Able to work within a team, but also be self motivating.
  • Fit and able to work trackside / hold PTS.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and prioritise duties.

Flexible Working:

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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