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Senior Testing 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.

We have an exciting role within the Signal Works Test & Delivery Team to lead and direct the team on signal works testing activities – a fabulous opportunity for the right candidate!

Main Responsibility

What will you be doing?

You will lead the management of Network Rail’s Testing Engineering staff in the testing, verification, validation and final commissioning of the projects in the delegated portfolio to achieve the company programme for project delivery of signalling equipment - both trackside and train borne - ensuring compliance with the signalling testing and commissioning standards and procedures. Manage the process of acceptance of the signalling systems safely into service and ensure their compliance with the group and company standards in time to achieve the company programme.

As part of testing and commissioning process, you will identify and promote non-compliance applications for acceptance, review and recommend the closure of deferred test logs, and provide relevant inputs into project close out reports. Occasionally you will also be involved in investigations of incidents requiring your expertise and guidance.

So, if you are able to influence at all levels, able to take complex information and present in a clear and concise way, and are able oversee and are driven to promote the best practices to support our customers – we would love to hear from you!


The Ideal Candidate


•           Hold IRSE licence category 1.3.190 Tester in Charge or 1.3.180 Principles Tester or demonstrate working towards within next 12 months

•           Extensive knowledge of signalling equipment, principles, systems and processes

•           A sound knowledge of Signalling Design and Testing and Commissioning procedures and standards

•           Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and best practice

•           Good written and oral skills


What could set you apart

•           Incorporated Engineer

•           Corporate Member of IRSE

•           Hold A1 Assessor qualification, or capable of achieving within one year

Package Description

Role Title: Senior Testing Engineer

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

Contract Type: 6 month secondment/ FTC  with opportunity for extension or to be made permanent

Location: Glasgow


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: 11/08/2022

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


Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

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