Telecoms Network Engineer

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Date: 21 Feb 2024

Location: Birmingham, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:440665 


Appointment Basis: Permanent


Flexible Location:Birmingham/Hatfield/Derby


Excellent Salary + Benefits Include:  Excellent Pension/ Contributed Private Healthcare/Life Assurance


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Telecoms Network Engineer in Birmingham we’re looking for? 




  • To assist the Principal Telecoms Engineer, Design Engineer and support the Telecoms Engineering Manager.
  • Design, implement and support highly available network architectures, either as a stand alone telecoms solution, or as part of a combined ‘Signalling System’ architecture.
  • Assisting and advising the business by developing guidelines on the usage of complex systems and their components.
  • Work as part of a team and individually where required and is expected to be willing and able to work on any Telecoms element on any project as may be applicable
  • Liaise with Telecoms Technicians and Design, Install and Test staff, and additional collaboration with Signaling Design, Installation and Project Engineering Management is fundamental to the efficient operation of the Telecoms function
  • Understanding of operation telecoms and how these integrate with the Network Rail transmission network

Main Responsibilities


  • Technical expert responsible for designing networks
  • Manage interface between Alstom products and external networks
  • Support the tendering process
  • Manage, design, install, and test hardware and software in support of Alstom products
  • Assist in developing networking solutions for new products for introduction onto the UK network.
  • Undertake site surveys.
  • Effectively maintain supplier relationships.
  • Good knowledge and awareness of CDM/CSM regulations.
  • Manage and monitor the design which may also include Alstom off-shore designers.
  • Identify variations/changes to contract and asses impact on cost, programme and workload.
  • Checking / Verification of designs including non-telecoms discipline designs.
  • Assist in the production / checking of test plans and testing specifications.
  • Attendance at meetings with clients, senior management, sub-contractors and internal project team.
  • To ensure delegated areas of the contract are completed to meet legislation and relevant standards.
  • Effectively communicate contract requirements to staff and sub-contractors.
  • Motivate staff and sub-contractors.
  • Review all relevant documentation.
  • Assist when required, during installation, testing and commissioning phases of a project.
  • Understanding of appropriate legislation

Relevant Experience

  • Significant experience in managing network architectures and deployment
  • Advanced level knowledge of routing and switching
  • Knowledge of working with firewalling technologies
  • Confident communication and customer liaison skills
  • IT Literate, competent in the use of Microsoft Office Tools
  • Self-reliant but also able to work in a team
  • Organisational skills
  • Troubleshooting and fault-finding skills

Educational Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology educated within a relevant technical field or equivalent
  • CCNA / CCNP accreditation


  • Degree educated within a relevant technical field
  • Cisco Certified Inter-networking Expert (CCIE)
  • IEng/CEng



  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP based networks and networking protocols
  • Extensive accomplishment and experience in managing network architectures and deployment
  • Advanced level knowledge of routing and switching
  • Experience of WAN circuits and solutions (eg MPLS / VPN’s)
  • Knowledge of working with firewalling technologies
  • Knowledge of ‘Application Delivery Controllers’
  • Proficient knowledge of networking design
  • Cloud based solutions
  • Understanding of European standards.
  • Awareness of Health, Safety & Environmental requirements.


  • Understanding of relevant Network Rail standards
  • Positive approach
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Knowledge of Signalling and power discipline systems and how telecoms integrate with them
  • Proficient in CAD to a level to be able to produce detailed drawings
  • Knowledge of Alstom processes

Competency and Skills


  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Report writing
  • Computer skills
  • Risk management skills.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Valid Driving Licence
  • Commercial & Finance awareness
  • Decision Maker
  • Problem Solving


  • IRSE Licence in Engineering Manager, Projects 7.8.110F or similar/working towards
  • Valid Sentinel PTS with AC/DC
  • Emergency/Full First Aider


Things you’ll enjoy 
Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also: 
•    Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
•    Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
•    Contribute to innovative project
•    Utilise our Flexible working environment
•    Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
•    Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
•    Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive benefits (pension, life ins., medical, + anything specific to the site e.g. free on-site parking, canteen etc). 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note
As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.
At Alstom we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible start and finish times, job sharing, or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.
Alstom U.K. is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief.
As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification: if you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.



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