Professional Head of Signalling


SigTech Rail are seeking a motivated, talented and organised individual to join us and lead the installation, testing & management of all our signalling projects.

As the company is growing rapidly you will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and to use initiative whilst working within a highly regulated environment.

You will also need excellent organisation skills, IT skills and the ability to communicate with staff, other contractors, and different project teams at all levels.

You will report directly to the Managing Director and work projects will be across the UK and as such there may be a requirement to lodge away for extended periods of time and to work unsocial hours. You must hold a full UK driving Licence.

Role Requirements

  • 10+ years’ experience in Railway Signalling Testing & the Commissioning of various sizes of project (small and major project works).
  • Take a lead in growing the business and bringing in new works / projects.
  • Extensive knowledge of Signalling Design & New Works Testing.
  • In-depth knowledge of Installation and SMTH procedures and standards.
  • Relevant NWR TIC certifications.
  • You will already be an IRSE Licenced Engineer & Senior Engineering Manager.
  • You will hold a thorough and detailed knowledge of the Network Rail Signal Works Testing Handbook.
  • Hold PTS track safety competencies
  • Hold SMTH & G110 Competency, (Author / Checker preferred).
  • Comprehensive awareness of principles and systems testing requirements
  • Substantial Railway Signalling experience especially in management of signalling testing.
  • Excellent knowledge of the NWR company standards requirements
  • Good personnel management, team leadership and excellent IT & verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work under pressure during intense periods of commissioning.
  • Current Driving Licence.
  • Willing to work flexibly and efficiently in order to support the MD and manage the extensive project pipeline.

 Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the testing and commissioning of new and altered signalling systems for simple Works Testing of Signalling projects.
  • Testing of Signalling projects.
  • Undertake testing duties within the scope of Certificate of Competency held.
  • Represent SigTech at Client meetings.
  • Undertake Work Package Management responsibilities on Projects.
  • Identify people resources & requirements for your projects and ensure that competent staff are utilised, ensuring they are briefed regarding their work and responsibilities and that any necessary HSE documentation is completed
  • Cascade management briefings as required.
  • Upward briefing of project testing status to STE/T&CE and Project team as required.
  • Proven experience of delivering to budgets and timescales whilst working with profit and loss accounts.
  • As this post will have staff reporting directly in to you then you will need to be responsible for ensuring that all plant and equipment is safe and without risk to health or the environment.
  • Ensuring that safe systems of work are in place and monitored on a regular basis.
  • That all Employees, Agency Staff & Contractors under your control receive adequate health and safety information and where appropriate, issue further instructions and or training.
  • Be prepared to undertake site surveys for upcoming works.
  • Understanding of other related rail disciplines and interface management.
  • Take a lead role in attending or giving advice on any incidents
  • Update all staff with relevant technical briefs & standards.
  • Deliver guidance on IRSE licensing requirements.
  • Issue of Authority to Work Cards to all staff
  • Take a lead role in all S&T Audits and ensure Audits and surveillances are undertaken in accordance with the Project Quality plan.
  • Ensure adherence to SigTech Rail standards, procedures, processes covering all engineering, safety, administrative and project requirements.
  • Co-operate with quality, safety, and environmental objectives and contribute where appropriate to the SigTech Rail commitment for continual improvement.
  • Manage testing and commissioning of signalling equipment to meet contract specifications, performance and safety parameters.
  • Manage effective utilisation and allocation of project-based testing resources both internal and subcontracted.
  • Prepare and check bids for accuracy and price for the testing portion of signalling projects
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes, procedures, innovations and initiatives.
  • Encourage and promote the advancement of staff as a route to self-development
  • Co-operate with performance appraisals, attend training courses, maintain IRSE logbook to an acceptable standard
  • Progress individual knowledge and skills to promote advancement.

Training

SigTech Rail prides itself in encouraging the development of all its workforce and encourages individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities.  All this is designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information

We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Why work for SigTech Rail?

Our team is reinventing the wheel where signalling is concerned in rail transport, so you’ll be facing a challenging but very exciting future. Our teams are inventive and create new ideas whilst developing smart solutions for our aging UK rail infrastructure. As Head of Signalling you’ll be leading a growing business which has an extremely bright future and supporting a company which is on the way to expanding into other rail related areas. SigTech Rail recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their signalling and rail career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We therefore support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

What we give you in return

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees various “Total Reward Packages.” Each package can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You’ll enjoy the benefits of receiving excellent renumeration for your role (dependent upon experience and qualifications). As well as leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. There are also other perks to this role like a car allowance & sales bonus and health cover (all of which will be dependent upon experience and qualification).  In essence we can tailor a recruitment package which matches your needs whilst developing your future.

Interested?

Email you cv to pete.lindley@sigtechrail.co.uk or for an informal chat to discuss this role further then call Pete on 07951 250533. Please also note that this role has also been advertised on Railway People Head of Signalling job in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom | Job ID: 616591

 

Professional Signalling Engineering Manager

SigTech Rail are seeking a motivated, talented and organised individual to join us to manage the installation, testing & management of all our signalling projects.

As the company is growing rapidly you will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and to use initiative whilst working within a highly regulated environment.

You will also need excellent organisation skills, IT skills and the ability to communicate with staff, other contractors and different project teams at all levels.

You will report directly to the Managing Director & Professional Head of Signalling and work on projects across the UK and as such there may be a requirement to lodge away for extended periods of time and to work unsocial hours. You must hold a full UK driving Licence.

Role Requirements

  • Working towards Engineering Manager (Project Engineer) IRSE License.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Railway Signalling Testing & the Commissioning of various sizes of projects (small and major project works).
  • Hold PTS track safety competencies and Relevant NWR TIC certifications.
  • Hold SMTH & G110 Competency, (Author / Checker preferred).
  • In-depth knowledge of Installation and SMTH procedures and standards.
  • Hold a diverse range of signalling competencies and signalling design.
  • Work well within a team environment whilst also influencing staff.
  • Previous experience of S&T Installation and construction activities with a thorough working knowledge of Network Rail standards.
  • Proven experience of delivering to budgets and timescales.
  • Understanding of other related rail disciplines and interface management.
  • Post with ‘safety of the Line’ Responsibilities.
  • Identify, remove or mitigate foreseeable risks related to construction work.
  • Ensure allocation of competent staff.
  • Participate in regular monthly safety meetings.
  • Undertake technical audits within department.
  • Ensure that safety critical records are kept.
  • As this post may have staff reporting to it, you are responsible for ensuring that the staff under your control are provided with plant and equipment that is safe and, so far as is reasonably practical, without risk to health or the environment.
  • Ensure arrangements are made to carry out statutory inspections and any remedial action they produce is undertaken.
  • Ensure that Safe systems of work are in place, are monitored regularly and that local safety instructions are specified where required.
  • Ensure that Employees, Agency Staff and Contractors under your control receive adequate health and safety information and where appropriate, instruction/training.
  • Be prepared to undertake site surveys for upcoming works
  • Excellent knowledge of the NWR company standards requirements
  • Willing to work flexibly and efficiently in order to support the MD & Head of Signalling whilst managing the extensive project pipeline.

Training

SigTech Rail prides itself in encouraging the development of all its workforce and encourages individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities.  All this is designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information

We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Why work for SigTech Rail?

Our team is reinventing the wheel where signalling is concerned in rail transport, so you’ll be facing a challenging but very exciting future. Our teams are inventive and create new ideas whilst developing smart solutions for our aging UK rail infrastructure. As Signalling Manager you’ll be Engineering Head of a growing business which has an extremely bright future and supporting a company which is on the way to expanding into other rail related areas. SigTech Rail recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their signalling and rail career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We therefore support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

What we give you in return

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees various “Total Reward Packages.” Each package can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You’ll enjoy the benefits of receiving excellent renumeration for your role (dependent upon experience and qualifications). As well as leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. There are also other perks to this role like a car allowance & sales bonus and health cover (all of which will be dependent upon experience and qualification).  In essence we can tailor a recruitment package which matches your needs whilst developing your future.

Interested?

Email you cv to pete.lindley@sigtechrail.co.uk or for an informal chat to discuss this role further then call Pete on 07951 250533.  Please note that this role has also been advertised on Railway People Signalling Engineering Manager job in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom | Job ID: 616592