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Testing and Commissioning Engineer (Principles)

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Testing and Commissioning Engineer (Principles)

Testing and Commissioning Engineer (Principles)

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.

The 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 principles 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 a variety of interlocking?

Reporting to the Practice Director (Testing and Commissioning), Your main office location will be York based but there will be a requirement to attend meetings at Atkins locations and client premises. You may be required to work onsite during the week and weekends depending on project requirements. You must hold a full UK.

The Role

  • Experience in Railway Signalling Testing/Commissioning of any size of Projects
  • Principles and Functional Tester IRSE Licence (IRSE 1.3.180)
  • Thorough and detailed knowledge of Network Rail Signal Works Testing Handbook
  • Thorough and detailed knowledge of principles testing requirements
  • A1 IRSE assessor for Principles Testing (desirable)
  • Substantial 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 Practice Director (Testing and Commissioning)
  • 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

Requirements

  • Take the lead on converging the established Testing and Commissioning unit with the Future Signalling Systems organisation.
  • Trouble shoot projects and lead early strategy development on projects.
  • Take overall responsibility for the Principles testing and commissioning of new and altered signalling systems for Major Works Testing of substantial 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 Practice Director (Testing and Commissioning)
  • 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 Principles testing portion of signalling projects
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures, and innovations and initiatives.
  • Assist the Practice Director (Testing and Commissioning) with policy development.

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.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

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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