Signalling Engineer

Recruiter
Astra Recruitment
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
09 Apr 2018
Closes
13 May 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Contract Responsibilities:

Provide professional engineering expertise and leadership for TfL Railway Signalling
Systems Assets. Responsible for implementing a risk based engineering approach through
all lifecycle phases through Requirements, Specification, Design, Installation Testing,
Maintenance and Decommissioning/Disposal in one or more areas of the discipline:
? Asset Strategy Development and Competence Management: In parallel with recognition
that the communication based train control systems need a “guiding mind” across the TfL
network, the legacy systems also need specific focus to ensure coherent development
strategies, working with other asset areas to ensure a systems approach is implement
particularly in respect of power supplies and track point & crossing systems. Manages the
overall competence management and accreditation process for the Head of Profession.
? Line Upgrades and SPVs: Provision of assured designs for the delivery of Major Projects
and SPV (i.e. Crossrail) signalling programmes, including management of the complex
interfaces between new and legacy/mainline networks to ensure the new systems are
safe and fit for purpose when brought into operation. Provide oversight of the early stages
and the transfer of lessons and experience to newly developing programmes.
? Line Upgrades Design: Lead the delivery of new CBTC systems, upgrades and enabling
design modifications to and Legacy signalling systems, provide appropriately licensed
and competent resource to be embedded into contractor organisations, co-ordinate all of
this engineering activity across MPD signalling projects.
? Testing and Commissioning: lead on all signalling test and commissioning activities
across TfL.
? Operational and Maintenance Support: support the continued safe and reliable operation
of the railway, ensuring maintenance organisations continue to execute appropriate
maintenance standards and that a risk based approach is implemented. Investigation of
failures and incidents to ensure root cause(s) are understood and appropriately actioned
and shared. Manage formal IRSE licensing of signalling maintenance staff.
? Rail CBTC and Legacy Systems: leadership to ensure a consistent development path and
sharing of lessons and experiences, recognising that many of the TfL train control
systems will be communications based, albeit with a number of variations. Provide a
central focus for the other key aspects of control systems, to ensure appropriate
development and management of interfaces as well as ensuring obsolescence is
managed over the life of the assets, ensuring a railway system approach is taken and act
as the “guiding mind”.
? Railway Signalling and System Safety - The Railway Signalling and System Safety Team
brings together the Product Approval processes for both Road and Rail which have much
commonality despite being applicable to very different environments. The role provides
focus for the management of concessions ensuring that systems are ALARP, reliable and
take into account a systems approach. The Principal Engineering Leader role also
undertakes the ROGs Independent Competent Person activities as required by
legislation. It is totally independent from project delivery responsibilities, although can call
upon specialist knowledge and experience from within the Road & Rail Control systems
team as required.
? Railway Signalling - Recognising that many of the TfL train control systems will be
communications based, albeit with a number of variations the intent is to create a focus
for this expertise to ensure a consistent development path and sharing of lessons and
experiences. Similarly, opportunity has been taken to create a central focus for the other
key aspects of control systems, to ensure appropriate development and in many cases
ensuring obsolescence is taken into account.

Knowledge:
? Good record of continuing professional development and contribution to the knowledge
base of the profession
? Good understanding of Signalling engineering
? Good commercial awareness of developments in Signalling and Train control products,
process’s and assurance best practices.
? Knowledge of relevant TfL, British and International standards
? Knowledge of the TfL business, its obligations and priorities
? Knowledge of engineering safety management and its application within the railway
environment

Skills:
? Ability to represent TfL’s interests with external parties e.g. railways, standards bodies,
regulators
? High level of integrity
? Highly developed ability to act on own initiative
? Highly motivated, with a real passion for personal development

Experience:
? Extensive experience of Signalling systems engineering and its practical application to
high value programmes
? Extensive experience of personal responsibility for providing professional engineering

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