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TBTC Data Network Technician

Job Title: TBTC Data Network Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 028303
Job Published: January 12, 2019 15:28

Job Description

TBTC Data Network Technician 028303
Organisation - AP JNP Infrastructure
Job - Signal
Position Type - Full Time
This role is Operational Grade Q2


Location – Neasden based, covering pan-London


Overview of project/role


The signalling technology we use is well established. It is used with great success on the Jubilee Line, Northern Line, Docklands Light Railway, the Kowloon and Canton Railway in Hong Kong, and on Skytrain, the world’s biggest automated light rapid transit system, which has been operating successfully for more than 20 years. You will be part of a specialist signals engineering team which is responsible for the on-going maintenance, repair and improvements of the system throughout its operational life.


You will provide technical expertise for 1st line (operating railway) response to Data Network failures on TBTC (Transmission Based Train Control) lines and will carry out 2nd line (Workshop) testing of Data Network equipment.


You will carry out maintenance and rectify failures on Vital and Non–Vital communications systems on the TBTC Lines, and when required, assist with CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) data network assets on the CBTC Lines as directed by the C/TBTC Data Network Managers.


You will manage access to the System (Operating System, Network Device and SMC User Accounts, Passwords and Permissions) as well as carry out periodic security auditing, analysis and long-term monitoring and reporting.


You will be working within a team which is responsible for both CBTC and TBTC lines and will be expected to cover work on either from time to time.


Key Accountabilities 

Undertake corrective and preventative maintenance on all field based network equipment as directed by the Data Networks Manager 
Fault response, diagnosis and rectification, corrective, installation, modification and re-commissioning / testing activities on data network assets 
Following preventative and/or corrective maintenance, preparation and provision of detailed documentation and reports to the Data Network Manager or other Signals Managers as required 
Active support and assistance to other Technicians dealing with problems associated with the data network for the C/TBTC systems 
The Interpretation of system network alarms and initiation of corrective actions 
Deliver day to day configuration management of TBTC Assets
Skills, Knowledge & Experience



Strong technical systems acumen (Essential) 
Ability to speedily analyse complex situations and execute appropriate response and where required asset improvements (Essential) 
Hold a full UK driving license, or a suitable non-UK or international licence, with no offences or combination of offences that have resulted (or might result) in disqualification from driving (Essential) 
Writing maintenance procedures and/or training documentation (Highly desirable) 
Technical skills at a operational level to ensure effective delivery to address challenges and barriers that impact on operational railway (Highly desirable) 
Proven ability to communicate with people at all levels, including both external and internal stakeholders, to shape and influence how the Head of Signals team is perceived in a positive and consistent manner (Highly desirable) 
Managing stakeholder and supplier relationships (Desirable)

HND or relevant equivalent professional qualification (or suitable relevant experience) (Essential) 
Knowledge of networks, Wi-Fi, protocols, services and Windows Servers/Accounts (Essential) 
Cisco, Alcatel, Hirschmann or other network systems and configuration (Essential) 
Broad Competence in controlling performance and security of Non-Vital Networks (Highly desirable) 
Network and Cyber security (Highly desirable) 
Configuration Management (Desirable) 
SQL or other Database maintenance (Desirable) 
Safety related rules, policies, directives and procedures relating to a railway environment (Desirable)

A broad background in and knowledge of networks, protocols, services and Windows Server/accounts (Essential) 
Experience with managing Network Security (Highly desirable) 
Working with safety critical systems (Highly desirable) 
Railway Environment (or other similar industry) exposure (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 24 January 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

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