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Signalling Engineer

Signalling Engineer

Role:                     Signalling Designer

Location:             Birmingham

Duration              3 months – might be longer

Fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced Signalling Designer to join an established global design consultancy in Birmingham.

The Role:

Ensuring the successful delivery of multidisciplinary rail projects and bids across our clients Rail portfolio, you will be responsible for, and typical activities will include:

•             Provide and undertake appropriate signalling design capability to signalling and other railway projects.

•             Provide engineering skills and technical knowledge of railway signalling, within an environment of high quality and timeliness.

•             Also responsible for signalling design input and draft signalling calculations to multidisciplinary design teams on small to medium sized projects.

•             Work content includes CAD drawing; design of signalling layouts; power calculations and other (i.e. braking distance) spreadsheet work; LOC and REB design;

              generation and evaluation of signalling options and staging; circuit analysis; technical report writing, interfacing with other disciplines and project and QA


•             Provide design office cover for Commissioning activities as required.

•             Integrate with colleagues and operate with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose for the successful delivery of projects.

•             Undertake risk assessments and analysis using the appropriate tools and methods required.

•             Ability to plan and manage the work of self within the defined scope of a signalling task or activity.

•             Responsible for own activities to agreed timescales.

•             Reports to team leader, project manager, and ultimately the Group leader.

•             Working within railway project teams as part of the signalling design team, working with other signalling professionals and interfacing with other railway disciplines on 

               a variety of signalling and multidisciplinary railway projects, sometimes across other offices.

Essential Skills and Knowledge

•             All-round underpinning knowledge of signalling design principles, standards, components, and fabrication methods.

•             Basic knowledge of railway systems, (and the key interactions between other railway assets), and with railway operating practices.

•             Working with only limited supervision.  Has an area of responsibility clearly defined and liaises with senior staff.

•             Hands-on experience of the production of signalling design throughout GRIP stages 2 to 5 and calculations.  Other railway design experience within the rail industry

              will be an advantage.

•             Significant experience in the use of signalling software packages (Plans, Gwire, etc) will be an advantage.

•             Knowledge of RRI or Mechanical or SSI systems, ideally all three.  Basic knowledge of the design of other systems or Data Prep. would be an advantage.

•             Some experience of signalling construction methods and installation would be a benefit.


•             IRSE Licence 1.1.510 Signalling Designer

•             Ideally, an associate member of the IRSE and developing towards achieving Incorporated Engineer

•             Appropriate National Certificate (NC) or Higher qualification would be a benefit

For more information regarding the above role, please contact Stephen Tiigah – [email protected]

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Job Overview
Civil and Structural Engineering
Offered Salary
£42 - £45 Per Hour
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