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Assistant Electronics Engineer (Test Engineer)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We partner with our Network Rail routes and regions, delivering critical services and essential equipment to help get passengers and good to where they need to be. To find out more watch our video.

About Technical Services

Provide Network Rail and the rail industry with safe, operational testing and trialling for track machines, infrastructure, equipment and new and modified technology. They deliver specialist engineering, asset management, systems analysis, modelling and rail test development services. The team develop robotics, design tools and new technologies as well as designing, developing and manufacturing the high-performance switch system point operation equipment. Working closely with the route​​s, regions, central functions and industry colleagues to improve the experience of our passengers and freight users.

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for the assembly, calibration and testing of the electronics equipment used in Point Operating Equipment (POE) that is distributed across the UK for use in the live railway. This high performing POE system provides the mechanical means that allows trains to move from one track to another; lock the rails in place and then communicate it is safe for trains to pass via our signalling systems. You will adhere to the appropriate standards in operating, quality assurance, environment and safety procedures. You will assist with the development of electronic control units and write technical reports and test specifications. This role is essential to the Rail Industry, it is paramount that our services run safely and efficiently.

Main Responsibility

  • Assembly, calibration and testing of electronics equipment within the Electronics Control Unit (ECU) of the Point Operating Equipment.
  • Fault-finding, repair and test of electronics equipment.
  • Meet operating, quality, environment and safety standards
  • Write technical reports and test specifications

The Ideal Candidate

  • Electrical / Electronic HNC/HND or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Experience as technician/tester within an engineering role
  • Knowledge of analogue and digital circuits and able to interpret complex circuit schematics
  • Good written & verbal communication skills, ability to articulate technical information and good computer literacy
  • Proven customer focus with flexibility to respond rapidly to customer demands

What could set you apart

  • Appreciation of safety critical requirements and responsibilities
  • Understanding of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for electronics equipment
  • Schematic/PCB design experience using CAD tools
  • Knowledge of Field Programmable Gate Array Logic (FPGA) technology and VHDL language
  • Some experience of electro-mechanical actuation systems/ mechanisms

Package Description

Role Title: Assistant Electronics Engineer

Salary range: Band 5 £32,000 £35,000

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Units 1 & 2, Red Lodge, Warleys Lane, Weston-Super-Mare, BS24 7TN

At Network rail you will have a clear development path, access to training and enjoy a range of employee benefits, such as; up to 28 days annual leave, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more.

Closing date: 03/12/2021

Click ‘apply for this job’ to apply. If you would like to speak the Resourcing Team please contact: Charlie.norman@networkrail.co.uk.

About the Company

We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions.


Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority. 

We're undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First - becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users.

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

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