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Communications Engineer - Radio

Location

London

Sector

Engineering

Job Type

Contract

Salary

Competitive rates

Posted by

Judy Mitchell

DDI 01189 550 625

Date posted

10 July, 2019

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Communications Engineer - Radio

London

Engineering

Contract

Competitive rates

Job Description

Communications Engineer - Radio

Purpose of the Job

Undertake technical client and assurance role in designated technical areas in relation to the delivery of Communications and Control Systems (C&C Systems) by the Systemwide Delivery team and its contractors.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Review and accept the selected design and testing & commissioning deliverables produced by C&C Systems contractor and other relevant parties (principal review criteria being compliance with: prescribed standards; operations & maintenance concepts; technical requirements)
  • Witness testing & commissioning activities, including attendance at FATs and SATs; produce observation/verification activity reports to help build the assurance case for acceptance
  • Support Systemwide Delivery team in resolving technical issues as they arise on site
  • Assess assurance evidence produced by C&C Systems contractor and other relevant parties in areas including requirements compliance, interface management, verification and validation, RAMS and EMC 
  • Investigate technical issues, produce technical reports and prepare contractor communications as required
  • Liaise with infrastructure managers to facilitate acceptance of delivered systems
  • Resolve detailed requirements issues relating to third party interfaces to C&C Systems
  • Provide technical support as directed within the team, to delivery partners and to others including, the Surface Directorate, Rolling Stock and Depot team, Technical Assurance team
  • Assess and approve changes to technical requirements, including relevant system performance specifications, which provide the requirements baseline for delivery contracts
  • Take reasonable care of own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to Target Zero principles
  • Cooperate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times
  • Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working; encourage and support others to do so too
  • Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues
  • Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction; never knowingly put information or information systems at risk.

Main challenges of the job

  • Ensuring that the delivered systems comply with prescribed requirements
  • Establishing productive working relationships with operators and maintainers, Systemwide Delivery Team, external stakeholders/third-party interfaces
  • Facilitating acceptance of the C&C systems by the Infrastructure Managers.

Person Specification

  • Specific technical knowledge of radio systems engineering in a railway environment including some knowledge of some or all of GSM-R, Airwave, LFEPA Ch 5, public cellular, LU Connect. 
  • General knowledge of communications systems and their application on railways
  • Tertiary level academic qualification in communications engineering or allied discipline
  • Communications project engineering experience gained in a major rail projects environment; including experience of design, construction and testing & commissioning phases
  • Knowledge and experience of application of systems engineering and technical assurance methods and practices
  • Good communications and team-working skills. 

Please call Karen on - 01189550600

Judy Mitchell

DDI 01189 550 625

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