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Senior Test & Commissioning Engineer [Signalling]

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?

In this role, you will lead the monitoring of the projects in the delegated regional portfolio, in compliance with commissioning standards and procedures. You will monitor that the projects are effectively and efficiently delivering the client/customer expectations signalling testing and commissioning activities for allocated schemes. You will need to monitor the compliance of testing and commissioning activities with the relevant legislation, railway group and company standards and verify that integrated railway systems are safely accepted into use. You will provide proactive management and issue resolution throughout the preparation and implementation of the staged delivery of the programme.

If you have experience of working within the standards and compliance framework, working with internal and external partners on complex, multi-layered projects and are a solutions-focused individual – this role would be perfect for you!

Main Responsibility

What does the day to day look like?

As a Senior Testing and Commissioning Engineer, you will lead the establishment of projects from the staging through to the commissioning portion, all the while reviewing and accepting new strategies that would benefit the project.

Working alongside the Project Manager, you will review systems, lead and undertake inspections, and provide independent testing and commissioning guidance. You will be required to submit reviews and prepare reports based on your investigations and at times, provide professional advice to the Project Director with respect to the state of readiness for commissioning.

In exceptional circumstances, you will lead the prioritisation of installation, testing and commissioning activities and resources in consultation with the responsible Project Manager, to secure the maximum operational availability, without compromising safety, following possessions where the works cannot be completed.

Part of this role would be to contribute to the contingency management plan as well as the overall programme risk management plan. You would be asked to attend GRIP stage gate reviews to confirm that the commissioning activities.



The Ideal Candidate

  • Incorporated Engineer
  • Formal qualification in discipline specific testing processes or have held in the last 3 years; hold relevant certificates or licences
  • Extensive knowledge of Railway Systems equipment and processes
  • Experience of major multi stage, multi discipline Railway Infrastructure projects
  • A sound knowledge of policies and standards relating to all Railway Systems Disciplines
  • Good written and oral skills
  • Hold IRSE licence category 6.8.105 Engineering Manager or equivalent or capable of achieving within 2 years.


What could set you apart

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Corporate Member of a relevant institution
  • Experience in posts responsible for maintenance of railway infrastructure equipment
  • Formal qualification in testing and/or testing management
  • Hold A1 Assessor qualification, or capable of achieving within one year

Package Description

Package description

Role Title: Senior Test & Commissioning Engineer [Signalling].

Salary range: Band 3c £51,156 - £57,551 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Swindon SN1

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: 02/06/2022

interviews will happen week commencing 6th June 

Click ‘apply for this job’ to apply. If you would like to speak the Resourcing Team please contact: hamidur.rahman@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

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