Service Engineer Level 3

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time
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Salary: £34,170 rising to £42,709

Grade: SE3

Allowances: £1,429 rising to £1,903 London allowance

Shifts: Yes

Hours of work: 35

Expiry Date: 03 Oct 2019

About Southeastern

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

With over 4,000 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - we work together to provide this vital service and are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers
  • We make the difference together
  • We aim to be the best

The Role:

This is a wide ranging role providing technical expertise for the business. As an SE3, you will be responsible for primary defect repairs to in service units, including defect troubleshooting, defect diagnosis, work scope adherence and defect rectification. You will also assist with re-railing activities and liaise with external stakeholders in all duties where necessary.

Reporting directly to the SE5, you will carry out all engineering activities, including exams, defect rectification, modifications, and time based maintenance packages and repair. At Southeastern we are dedicated to providing our customers with a reliable transport structure, striving to complete tasks and work with colleagues effectively to achieve the required standards and specifications.

About you:

  • Experienced in an engineering discipline (skilled mechanical and electrical work)
  • NVQ 3 in engineering maintenance, electrical, mechanical or equivalent
  • Hold a Technical Certificate in Engineering BTEC
  • Have intermediate IT skills and able to interpret data
  • Able to carry out first level fault finding and follow schematics and diagrams
  • Previous rolling stock maintenance experience desirable
  • You must have a valid UK driving licence and be able to provide your own transport to get to work

Hear from our team:

“I like the variety of the job and the possibility to work in big groups of people. I also enjoy the engagement offered by the company from day 1 during the induction. Every day I can learn something new and useful.”

“I like the fact the managers and other senior member of the staff give me the opportunity to expand my knowledge by giving me greater responsibilities every day. The job allows me to undertake different tasks and it is never repetitive.”

“The shift work is really good for me. I have good work/life balance that allows me to spend time with my family and to play football.”

Working here

You will work 10 hours a day in a roster of 4 days on and 4 days off alternating between days and nights. Typical shifts are 8AM – 6 PM or 6:30 PM – 4:30 AM, with paid breaks. You must have your own transport to get to and from your place of work.

We Offer:

As well as a generous salary, we offer an impressive benefits package which includes a Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme and free travel on Southeastern, GTR, Southern and Gatwick Express rail services. After a qualifying period, you can also look forward to reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services – benefits which extend to family members

You’ll receive 24 days annual leave per year, plus access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our ‘Benefits for You’ scheme.

Next steps

If you like what you’ve read here and think you are the person we’re looking for then we’d like to hear from you.

As part of our recruitment process you will complete a series of aptitude tests, and undergo a medical and drugs/alcohol screening, prior to employment.

Southeastern welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Note: Southeastern has a zero tolerance policy on the misuse of drugs and alcohol by employees, therefore you will be required to attend a medical assessment and undergo a Drugs and Alcohol Screening prior to joining Southeastern. If you fail the drugs and alcohol screening or refuse to take the test, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.