Tester In Charge - Rail Operational Communications

Job Title: Tester In Charge - Rail Operational Communications
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England, England
Salary: Competitive Salary + Package
REF: BBBH23867_1497023976
Contact Name: Carolina Marticorena
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago


Role Profile:

Positioned within the Rail Engineering team you will take on all the responsibilities of testing and commissioning activities associated within an assigned Operational Telecoms project. You will work closely with the project manager and project team providing office and site based technical support, ensuring compliance with all project testing deliverables, production of test documentation, controlling test teams and accurately reporting of testing activities to stakeholders.


Typical Deliverables:

To be in overall charge of the telecoms testing and commissioning activities relating to assigned projects.
Liaising with the Project Manager, Project Engineer and Design team providing progress reports and forecasting testing timescales.
Responsible for the production of detailed project related Test Strategies, Test & Commissioning Plans and Test Specifications.
Provide test support to project team, client representatives and on-site engineers including sub-contractors.
Responsible for ensuring all staff involved in test activities have the appropriate level of competence and that all test equipment used is calibrated and fit for purpose.
Responsible for reviewing and evaluating test results within telent's scope of works and making available for inclusion into the O&M documentation.
Responsible for maintaining the Defect Record Log and for ensuring that any Defects or Observations are actioned for resolution.
Responsible for ensuring all project related tests have been satisfactorily completed, for producing Test Certificates and for signing new systems into service on the operational railway.


Business Operations Skills - Experience:

Experience of producing or using test strategies and plans that minimise risk to existing operational services as part of an upgrade or renewal of a legacy telecom system.
Proven experience in managing a site based team of testers to deliver a programme of works.
Proficiency of communicating (both written and verbally) with client engineers to present test strategies/plans and ensuring implemented systems are accepted on completion of test activities.
Good experience and knowledge of new and legacy telecom systems on Network Rail infrastructure as follows:
* Transmission (SDH and PDH)
* Telephone Concentrators/PABXs
* IP Networking
* Cable Networks (Fibre, Copper, Structured)
* PETS Systems and operational phones
* Radio Systems (GSMR, CSR, NRN)


Business Operations Skills - Qualifications:

IRSE Telecomms 'System Tester' licence (2.3.265) or 'Engineering manager - Testing' licence (7.8.110 C).
Working knowledge of HSE and CDM and Safety Critical Works Regulations.
Working knowledge of Network Rail, LUL and Railway Group standards.
Minimum of Network Rail PTS qualification.


Behavioural Requirements:

You will be an effective communicator (both written and verbal) and be able to effectively direct others in the implementation of test programmes.

Attention to detail is essential along with high integrity when taking responsibility of endorsing systems as fit for purpose to go into beneficial use.