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Communications Engineer, Station Systems





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Competitive rates

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Judy Mitchell

DDI 01189 550625

Date posted

15 May, 2019

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Communications Engineer, Station Systems




Competitive rates

Job Description

Communications Engineer, Station Systems


Purpose of the Job

Undertake technical client and assurance role in designated technical areas (refer Section 5) in relation to delivery of Communications and Control Systems (C&C Systems) by Systemwide Delivery team and its contractors.

Principal Accountabilities

Review and accept 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 Crossrail 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 some or all of: CCTV, Driver Only Operation CCTV, PA/VA systems, Customer Information Systems and their application on railways/railway stations

General knowledge of communications systems and their application on railways

Tertiary level academic qualification in communications engineering or allied discipline

Communications project engineering experience (>5 years) 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.


Judy Mitchell

DDI 01189 550625

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