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Location: Glasgow, North West England, Manchester, Scotland, United Kingdom

Principle Telecoms Design Engineer

Glasgow, North West England, Manchester, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description


Principle Telecoms Design Engineer
Manchester or Glasgow

Our client is looking for experienced engineer to join our telecoms business in Manchester or Glasgow.

The telecoms team provides both mobile and fixed communications to support multi discipline applications including Voice, SCADA, Signalling, and ETCS.

As a Specialist Engineer you will be responsible for the pricing and delivery of all telecoms designs within the North West portfolio and Major Signalling framework, ensuring designs are safe, delivered to relevant standards, comply with CDM regulations and deliver the required quality and efficiencies expected by our client and their customers. You will be required to lead a team of design engineers, being responsible for their competence, day to day performance and development.

Reporting to the design manager, the candidate will have input into the nationwide design team strategy, undertaking the strategy lead in key technology areas.

What are my responsibilities?

Delivery of Telecoms engineering activities to the agreed time, cost, quality and performance requirements for large multidisciplinary projects

Perform the role of Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) and lead the Telecoms project engineering team to deliver engineering tasks in system development and implementation, including sub-contractors where applicable

Responsible for technical lead in safety related system design and implementation within project engineering

Responsible for managing engineering risk elements of Telecoms projects

Responsible for managing engineering aspects of contract requirements for Telecoms projects

Produce Telecoms engineering technical and Health and Safety documentation deliverables to meet project requirements

Occasionally undertake the role of Tester in Charge on Telecoms Projects

Plan, co-ordinate and manage Telecoms engineering team tasks including resources and equipment in order to deliver effectively and efficiently

Regularly report Telecoms engineering team task progress and status

Lead the provision of estimating for engineering projects and tenders with regard to engineering resources, plans, technology, risk and process

Complete personal and business objectives agreed under the Performance Management Process

Ensure the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools are applied throughout the engineering life cycle

Ensure tender and project tasks are delivered in accordance with our clients Safety and Quality procedures and meet all applicable legislative, safety and customer requirements

Ensure tender and project tasks are delivered and undertaken in accordance with customer Health and Safety procedures and requirements within main line rail, light rail and mass transit environments

Manage and identify project scope changes

Initiate, develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers, industry associations, suppliers and partners

Responsible for maintaining and developing their own professional competence and mentoring engineers through the Chartered/Incorporated accreditation process

Implementation of excellent verbal and numeric reasoning to positively influence both internal and external customers
What experience do I need to apply for this role?

Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant subject

Chartered Engineer or equivalent status

IRSE License in relevant category (e.g. Telecoms Design or Project Engineer categories)

Proven experience in CRE role for Safety Related Telecoms and Operational Telecoms projects

Leadership and Management of delivery of development and implementation project tasks within the Main Line, Mass Transit and Light Rail environment

Proven success leading and motivating a team of Telecoms engineers for effective design and delivery of telecommunications systems

Strong experience and knowledge of implementation project engineering processes covering development, design, construction, test, commissioning and handover

Implementation and application of requirements management

Strong understanding and experience of Safety Critical and Safety Related activities in the rail environment

Proven flexibility in the role as it requires an element of travelling and unsociable hours working which may include night working, weekend working and bank holiday working

Proven experience of leading delivery of Operational Telecommunications systems engineering activities in the rail environment

Proven experience of integrating third party sub-systems into complete solutions

Proven experience leading estimates for engineering projects and tenders with regard to resources, plans, technology, risk and process

System knowledge of:
- Copper Cable, Optical Fibre Cable
- Lineside Cable Route
- Transmission SDH and PDH
- Network switches and routers
- Modem Systems, Immunisation Systems
- Signal Post Telephone Concentrator Systems, PABX Telephony systems
- Voice Over IP, Lineside Telephony, Public Emergency Telephone System
- Driver Only Operation (Mirror, CCTV, Monitor), GSM-R, Cab Secure Radio
- Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Charger and Battery Power Supplies
- Rail Signalling System Circuits
- Earthing Systems
- Station Information and Security System CCTV, PA, Help Point

Strong knowledge of BS7671 wiring regulations

Good knowledge of IT systems and software, especially Microsoft Office and Project

Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

Excellent organisational, time management and problem-solving skills

Network Rail Personal Track Safety competency
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What else do you need to know?
Our client recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.

If you are successful in your application you will receive a new contract detailing the standard terms, conditions and benefits associated with this role. Please note that this may impact any existing entitlements to legacy terms.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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