Electronics Engineer (IAD)

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:North Somerset
Job Type:Full Time


Weston-Super-Mare, GB

Department Name

Network Services

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.

The Network Services Directorate incorporates key national functions affecting all regions and routes including our National Operations Centre and Freight and National Passenger Operators team. Its purpose is to provide leadership and oversight for national operational performance, network-wide initiatives, programmes and strategic capability. Network Services promotes the importance of the railway operating as a national network, driving up performance and delivering improvements for passengers and freight users.

Network Services will offer specialist and unique services across the network to enable and support our regions in improving the railway for all. We will collaborate with customers to develop, design and deliver national technology programmes which aim to provide innovation and technology advancement to our network, which in turn will make us more efficient and effective.

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Electronics Engineer who will be able to assist with the production / testing of safety critical electronics equipment for use in the railway infrastructure signalling system. This will be alongside supporting the design / development activities for point operating equipment electronics in accordance with the appropriate operating, quality assurance, safety and environment procedures.

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

Day to day you will be involved with providing specialist and technical support;

    To key suppliers with regards to production queries and quality issues.

      To route maintenance teams and engineering staff

        For the design and development of Electronic Control Units & other ancillary POE equipment

          For fault finding activities and supporting trial / monitoring of POE

          You will also be involved with the fault-finding, repair and test of electronics equipment returned from the customer, managing the status of electronics test equipment whilst updating calibration records. This will be alongside preparing technical reports, test specifications, production process sheets and test records.

          Please see attached full JD for this role.

          What essential skills and experiences are required?

            Electrical/Electronic HNC/HND or equivalent qualification/experience

              Experience as technician/tester within an engineering role

                Ability to build test fixtures, including good mechanical & electronics assembly, soldering and wiring skills

                  Knowledge of analogue and digital circuits and able to interpret complex circuit schematics

                    Good written & verbal communication skills, computer literacy, ability to articulate technical information

                      Proven customer focus with flexibility to respond rapidly to customer demands

                      We would also like, but not essential.

                        Appreciation of safety critical requirements and responsibilities

                          Understanding of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for electronics equipment

                            Schematic/PCB design experience using CAD tools

                              Knowledge of Field Programmable Gate Array Logic (FPGA) technology and VHDL language

                                Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO9001 or similar)

                                  Some experience of electro-mechanical actuation systems/ mechanisms

                                  How to apply (External)

                                  Vacancy Information

                                  Closing date: 17th August 2020, late applications will not be accepted.

                                  Interviews for this vacancy will be held on the 3rd and 4th September.

                                  What can we offer you?

                                  Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: 32,740 - £36,832

                                    28 days' annual leave + Bank holiday's, you can also buy/sell two days per year

                                      Annual 75% subsidy on train/underground season tickets

                                        Interest-free travel loan for season tickets for trains and car parks

                                          Performance related pay schemes

                                            Free counselling

                                              Childcare vouchers

                                                Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass

                                                  Flexible working

                                                    Volunteer leave

                                                      Opportunity to donate through charitable giving schemes

                                                        Training and development


                                                        We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

                                                        Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme - a type of defined benefit arrangement.

                                                        After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.

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                                                        Additional Information

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                                                        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 factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                                                        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.

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                                                        As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                                                        Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                                          Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                                            Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

                                                              Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

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