Assistant Signal Designer

Location:West Yorkshire
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Network Operations plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day. Our business units - 'routes' - work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway

Brief Description

We are building on our Signalling Project Delivery capability to meet the future demands of renewing and enhancing the rail network. As part of this process we are expanding our National Programmes Teams based at Leeds and York.

This team deliver infrastructure signalling minor works projects around the network covering a large diversity of signalling equipment and technology from mechanical systems through to SSI, including Level Crossing renewals, signalling life extension and safety and performance enhancement schemes.

About the role

Key Accountabilities

    Assist with the preparation and preliminary/like for like monitoring of design details associated with mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronic signalling systems

      Assist with the preparation and issue of design details and undertake updating of technical records using modern techniques / technology in design as appropriate.

        Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other relevant instructions.

          Assist in activities associated with testing for new or modified systems / installations as directed.

            Assist with on-site visits for the investigation and resolution of infrastructure design deficiencies and assist with the correlation of the signalling infrastructure.

              Assist with technical correspondence, liaise with internal and external customers and attend meetings as directed.

                Assist with the investigation, survey, evaluation and production of statistics.

                Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                  ONC Electrical Engineering or other relevant qualifications in Science and mathematics

                    IRSE Assistant Designer (S) Licence or capable of achieving within 2 years

                      Knowledge and experience of signalling equipment, systems and processes

                        CDM & Risk Assessment awareness

                          Good written and oral skills

                            Ability to interface with customers

                              Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need.


                                CAD Experience

                                  Correlation Experience

                                    Member of IRSE

                                    How to apply

                                    Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                                    Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                                    Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

                                    We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £34,124-£40,136

                                    Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

                                    Closing date:27.01.2020. Late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.