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Engineering Technician (Signalling)

Job Title: Engineering Technician (Signalling)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 031548
Job Published: November 04, 2019 13:29

Job Description

Engineering Technician (Signalling) 031548
Organisation - Signals
Job - Signal
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: £44,000
Location: Stratford with travel to other TfL locations on a regular basis

Overview of project/role


Using appropriate Second Line Maintenance Device equipment, carry out testing of hardware and software unaided for the TBTC (Transmission Based Train Control) Lines, and if required on the CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) Lines as directed by the TBTC System Support Manager and/or Engineers.
Reviews log files and behaviour of the TBTC system in order to identify failure or sequence of events to support the testing of hardware at 2nd line (workshop) level.
Support 1st line (operating railway) response teams in Signals and Fleet with technical support, both on site and remotely
Suggest initiatives to improve reliability of the TBTC system and where possible assist in their implementation

Key Accountabilities


Post holder will carry out hardware testing of TBTC/CBTC equipment using Second Line test equipment.
Maintenance and upkeep of Second Line test equipment and associated tools
Analysis logs to identify faults / unexpected behaviour and thereby identify software bugs and/or hardware failure.
Provide reports on the outcome of second line testing and analysis
Post holder will suggest initiatives to improve TBTC/CBTC system reliability and where possible implement these.
The post holder will be required to work with others from multiple engineering disciplines, including Signalling, Rolling Stock and 3rd party supplier / maintainers.
Ensure configuration management of TBTC/CBTC Assets is maintained

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


Able to work in a multi disciplinary team (Essential)
Writing reports and able to use computer based asset management systems (Essential)
Proven record in maintenance and fault finding techniques on signalling or train systems (Desirable)
Able to use test equipment and analyse results (Essential)
Data interrogation, manipulation and analysis (Essential)


BTEC/ONC or relevant equivalent professional qualification (Essential)
Knowledge of railway signalling, control and train control systems (Desirable)
Capable of becoming a safety critical licence holder in the relevant field (1.3.260 Signalling Electronics Tester, 1.4.230 Combined Signalling Maintainer & Fault Finder) (Essential)
Knowledge of management of assets (Desirable)
Direct knowledge of maintenance working procedures and access arrangements(Essential)
Safety related rules, policies, directives and procedures relating to a railway environment (Desirable)


Experience of maintenance and fault finding operations especially in the ATC signalling and Control environments (Desirable)
Experience of working in a multi disciplinary team (Essential)
Experience or working and influencing a range of internal and external stakeholders (Desirable)
Experience of LU working practices and maintenance procedures (Desirable)

Equality and Diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Application Process

Please apply using your CV and a two page covering letter.

Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.

The closing date for applications is 8 November 2019 @ 23:59


In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:

Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
29 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel

Additional information

This is a safety critical role so you will need to get clearance from our Occupational Health team before you start.