Systems Tester in Charge

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Date: 22 May 2024

Location: Hatfield, UKM, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:414355 


Systems Tester in Charge


Site: Hatfield


Appointment Basis: Permanent 


Excellent Salary + Benefits- Pension, Life Assurance, Contributed Healthcare plus may more


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 Systems Tester in Charge we’re looking for? 




We have an exciting opportunity to join the Control Systems team in a Senior Testing capacity.  You’ll be working within a niche area of the business focusing on the latest technology solutions and innovation within Railway Signalling.  Delivering Digital Railway solutions at the front end, with the next generation of Signalling automation and control.
What are my responsibilities?

As a Systems Tester, you’ll lead the Testing and Commissioning activities for a portfolio of projects and be the lead on-site for those associated commissioning activities. Balancing the need for off-site and on-site testing while leading and mentoring colleagues to grow the System testing team.
Working with the latest technology and continuing developments, the role will be expected to challenge the conventional ways of working and the standards of yesteryear, while keeping an experienced head in respect to the principles of Railway Signalling. The department and role is expected to lead the way to new and exciting technological advancements, while delivering innovative solutions to those current problems with a large product range of approved technology within Railway Control Systems.
As a Systems Tester in Charge you will be responsible for defining and controlling the testing activities; ensuring that suitable and sufficient evidence is gathered to confirm that the system meets the requirements appropriate to the application and is fit for entry into service. This includes identifying the testing requirements and developing test plans which are sufficiently robust to ensure that the system meets the requirements of the project and be capable of modifying the test plan as required in a controlled manner and dealing with situations that may arise which may result in restricted use of the system.
What do I need to qualify for this job?
The role of a System Tester in Charge is a safety critical position and vital to the validation of the signalling Control System and how it works in accordance with legal and Network Rail Line and Group standards.  Therefore, you must be an experienced Railway Systems Engineer, able to interpret Control Systems Design and modern Control Systems architecture. You’ll be an experienced Lead or Senior Tester within Railway Control Systems and be practiced in data testing of modern Railway Control Systems, such as WESTCAD/MCS / IECC, TDMs and Train Describers.
In addition to being a technical expert, it is essential that you have an innovative mind, excited by new challenges and not given to the same repetitive solution deliveries. You’ll also be a highly motivated individual able to integrate into a high performing team.
Minimum qualifications, skills and experience
•    Numerate & literate
•    Auditing
•    Presentation Skills
•    Communication Skills
•    Good IT skills such as Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint
•    Signalling Tester in Charge Licence 1.3.190
•    Signalling Electronic Tester Licence 1.3.260 or Functional Tester Licence 1.3.170
•    Valid PTS ac/dc certificate
•    Emergency First Aid - desirable
•    Manual Handling - desirable
•    IOSH Managing Safety - desirable
•    Knowledge of contract conditions
•    Understanding of planning process
•    Knowledge of risk assessment process
•    In-depth underpinning knowledge of group & line standards
•    Commercial awareness
•    Knowledge of HSE requirements
•    Appreciation of design & installation
•    To hold any necessary certification that the client deems essential.
Additional Information:
•    Travel to other sites
•    Shift / night / weekend working
•    Some lodging away involved


What we offer
We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.



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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