Assistant Designer - Signalling

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


Croydon, GB

Department Name

Route Services

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Brief Description

To assist with the design of systems to meet customer requirements, complying with technical, safety, quality and environmental standards.Assist with on-site correlation of railway infrastructure and office-based updating/monitoring of records.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Assist with the preparation of design details, as directed,

2.Assist in the development of engineering options giving consideration to safety, reliability, operational capacity modelling, maintainability, ease of construction, environmental and whole life issues.Engineering excellence is to be supported by:

a.Securing all relevant base data.

b.Review compliance with appropriate standards.

c.Use risk identification and evaluation methods as suitable, to evaluate and compare options.

d.Use feedback from all relevant past projects across the UK rail network, lessons learned and customer feedback to improve quality of design.

3.Assist with the preparation and issue of design details and undertake updating of technical records using modern techniques / technology in design as appropriate, deputise for the Designer as directed.

4.Assist in design activities associated with testing for new or modified systems / installations as required.

5.Assist with the provision of on-site production / monitoring service, including assistance in special investigations

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

7.Assist with technical correspondence, liaise with internal and external customers and attend meetings as directed by their Line Manager.

8.Assist with the investigation, survey, evaluation and production of statistics, as directed by their Line Manager.

9.Maintain appropriate competency levels for example IRSE licence.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Working towards an ONC in a relevant Engineering discipline or other relevant qualifications in science and mathematics

      IT Literate (Basic)

        Communication Skills

          CDM & Risk Assessment awareness


            CAD Experience

              IRSE Signalling Design Assistant Licence or other appropriate qualification

                Correlation Experience

                Please note there are 2 posts for this vacancy

                How to apply (External)

                Salary circa £23,261 per annum

                Closing date: 02/07/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

                We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

                Due to current restrictions for COVID-19 it is likely that our process in dealing with your application will be delayed, however please note that we are continuing to conduct our interviews on-line.

                For successful candidates we except there may be delays with start dates to ensure that we can safely on-board each new employee.

                We will contact you to let you know whether your application has been affected and inform you of any further changes within the recruitment process.

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