Signalling Technician - United Kingdom

07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Join us as a Signalling Technician
The successful applicant will lead a small team in the routine and fault maintenance of a variety of signalling systems including Route Relay interlocking, Electro-Hydraulic Point Machines, HW 2000 Point Machines, RTMS, SCADA and TDM.
JOB TITLE: TECHNICIAN (Signalling)SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY: Safety CriticalDEPARTMENT: Maintenance DeliveryLOCATION: NRHQRESPONSIBLE TO: Signalling Production SupervisorPURPOSE: Maintenance, repair and installation/modification of safety critical systems and equipment
ROLE: The Signalling Technician will be responsible for liaising directly with the Operations Department in regard to day to day performance of the systems and equipment within their control.
Because of the high safety critical content of the post, the Signalling Technician will ensure that all work carried out on these systems and equipment is carried out strictly in accordance with the organisational standards and procedures .
Planning, organising and carrying out preventative maintenance within the Signalling Technician’s control and in collaboration with the Operations Department is also an important feature of this post.
A full range of current and future Signalling assets, and related equipment in accordance with Nexus maintenance procedures or other specifications.
Fault Response

Lead the testing, fault finding and rectification of failures and signalling and associated systems and equipment.
Undertake Signal Maintenance Testing of signalling and associated systems and equipment.
Undertake the initial investigation of wrongside failures.
Undertake the initial investigation of operational incidents.
Liaise with the Operations Department to agree fault rectification programme.
Prepare reports on all incidents and faults resulting in delays to service.

Planned Maintenance

Undertake planned preventative maintenance of signalling and associated systems and equipment.
Re-schedule planned maintenance to meet operational requirements.


Undertake installation work associated with new, renewed and modified signalling and associated systems and equipment.
Test/commission installation work in accordance with Group Standards and procedures.

Refurbishment and Repair

Undertake refurbishment of equipment including re-testing.
Undertake repairs to equipment including re-testing.


Ensure all activities undertaken comply with the Group Technical Standards and procedures.
Monitor the performance of systems and equipment (inspections).

Health and Safety

Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and procedures.
Ensure that all staff under their control comply with the Safety Management System Policy and Procedures.


Prepare and complete all documentation associated with fault finding and rectification.
Prepare and complete all documentation associated with planned preventative maintenance.
Prepare and complete all documentation associated with installation.
Arrange for Track access for all work undertaken by the Maintenance team.
Utilise the group maintenance manager system to import and export information.

Any Other Duties of a Similar Nature
1. Experience of Maintenance & fault finding of Signalling equipment and systems in a safety critical environment.
2. Ability to act as a Team Leader.
3. ONC or equivalent in Electronics / Electrical Engineering or equivalent vocational qualification
4. Experience of shift work
5. Driving Licence
1. Good communication skills
2. Knowledge/experience of use of computers
3. Installation experience
4. HNC or equivalent in Electronics / Electrical Engineering or an equivalent vocational qualification
Why Nexus?
Nexus and its subsidiary Metro Services are a vital part of everyday life for people living and working within Tyne and Wear. There 36 million Metro passenger journeys each year and another 30 million passengers walking through our bus stations and interchanges annually. We make sure our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we employ nearly 1,100 employees to ensure they all have a great experience, no matter where their final destination.
The role – Signalling Technician
Based at Nexus Rail Headquarters, Newcastle upon Tyne, the successful applicant will lead a small team in the routine and fault maintenance of a variety of signalling systems including Route Relay interlocking, Electro-Hydraulic Point Machines, HW 2000 Point Machines, RTMS, SCADA and TDM.
You will be required to have the ability to carry out fault diagnosis and rectification on these and other associated signalling equipment. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their experience and ability to perform unsupervised and in a professional engineering manner when dealing with Safety Critical Equipment and be capable of working in accordance with Nexus Procedures.
The person
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and be able to excel in a role where both safety and performance are critical.
You should hold an appropriate qualification to ONC standard or equivalent in Electrical/ electronic engineering or an equivalent vocational qualification in Railway Signalling. A full driving licence is also essential.
There is a requirement to work a shift roster which provides 24 hour, 365 day cover.
The Selection Process
Candidates will be required to complete an application form demonstrating how they meet the requirements of the role.
Closing date for application is 7th January 2019– please return completed application forms by clicking on the 'Apply' button.
As part of the selection process, we may ask you to complete relevant and appropriate assessments. If offered a position with Nexus, we will provide a conditional offer subject to passing a satisfactory medical assessment by a Nexus specified Medical Officer, satisfactory references and evidence of relevant qualifications.
What can Nexus offer you?

A competitive salary for the position, full salary package circa £33,363 per annum
27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
36 hours per week
A suite of work life balance policies and access to Childcare vouchers and other salary sacrifice options
You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (L.G.P.S.) Contributions are 6.5% of Gross Pay. Employer’s contribution is currently 17.2%.
Free travel within Tyne and Wear on Metro, Buses and the South Shields Ferry.
Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a healthcare scheme for you and your family.

Other information
Nexus work within a suite of policies, which will be available to you when successful in a position.
Our Drug & Alcohol Policy
Nexus aims to provide a safe and secure service for its passengers and a safe and secure environment for employees and others who may be affected, and therefore expects employees to take a responsible approach on the consumption of alcohol and the avoidance of substance misuse. Since alcohol/substance misuse consumed/taken in any quantity adversely affects work performance and can seriously impair performance, all employees must ensure that any alcohol/drug either medically prescribed or otherwise does not interfere with their work duties.
Please click the 'Apply' button to complete your application.

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