Lead Engineer - Test & Commissioning, Warwick

02 Aug 2017
23 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Every time you pick up the phone, surf the Internet, travel on a motorway, catch a train, bus or tube, or even dial 999; chances are telent have enabled the technology to make this happen.

We'd be delighted to hear from you if you have the following experience:

  • Proven experience in managing a skilled team especially when geographically spread.
  • Experience of producing or using test strategies and plans that minimise risk to existing operational services as part of an upgrade or renewal of a legacy telecom system.
  • Proven experience in managing a site based team of testers to deliver a programme of works.
  • Proficiency of communicating (both written and verbally) with client engineers to present test strategies/plans and ensuring implemented systems are accepted on completion of test activities.

Good experience and knowledge of new and legacy telecom systems on Network Rail infrastructure as follows:

  • Transmission (SDH and PDH).
  • Telephone Concentrators/PABXs.
  • Cable Networks (Fibre, Copper, Structured).
  • PETS Systems and operational phones.
  • IP Networking.
  • Radio Systems (GSMR, CSR, NRN).

Role Profile:

  • Positioned within the Rail Engineering team you will be responsible for leading the Test & Commissioning department for Rail projects.
  • This will involve the day-to-day line management of a small team, working closely with the Rail Engineering
  • Manager and Project Managers to ensure competent resource is allocated to deliver programme requirements. Management of staff utilisation, performance reviews, identification of training and cascade briefings are key responsibilities.
  • In addition to the team leader responsibilities, the Lead Engineer would also take on project specific responsibilities for test and commissioning activities.

Typical Deliverables:

  • Line management of the Rail Test & Commissioning Team.
  • Develop the capabilities of the Rail Test & Commissioning Team to meet the business objectives.
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of all test resource requirements with the Design Engineers and Project
  • Managers to ensure correct delivery of all project deliverables.
  • Responsible to ensure all staff involved in test activities have the appropriate level of competence.
  • Production of detailed requirement verification documentation to include test strategies, test and commissioning plans, test methodologies and equipment to be used.
  • Production of business justifications for the procurement of test equipment.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to site based resource relating to commissioning activities.
  • To liaise with other key client and stakeholder team members to ensure management of key testing interfaces.

Business Operations Skills - Qualifications:

  • IRSE Telecoms 'System Tester' licence (2.3.265) or 'Engineering Manager - Testing' licence (7.8.110 C).
  • Working knowledge of HSE and CDM and Safety Critical Works Regulations.
  • Working knowledge of Network Rail, LUL and Railway Group standards.
  • Minimum of Network Rail PTS qualification.

Behavioural Requirements:

  • You will be a natural leader and team player, with an exceptional ability to persuade and influence at all levels and the ability to make sound decisions.
  • You will be an effective communicator (both written and verbal) and be able to effectively direct others in the implementation of test programmes.
  • Attention to detail is essential along with high integrity when taking responsibility of endorsing systems as fit for purpose to go into beneficial use.

Excellent employee benefits:

telent is committed to ensuring that we offer industry leading career opportunities, salary and benefits packages. Join us and you can expect to receive:

  • 33 days holiday, including public holidays, plus the option to buy or sell five days each year
  • Company pension scheme
  • A range of family friendly policies including childcare vouchers
  • An employee-funded car leasing scheme
  • Occupational health support

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

telent is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion.