Licensed Functional Tester

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Date: 3 Sep 2023


Company: Alstom

Req ID:388021 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

As Functional Tester you will be responsible for undertaking testing activities, independent of the design and installation function, to work within company and group standards to ensure all equipment is tested to specifications.

Functional testing is carried out across all Alstom projects in the UK.


To undertake the testing & delivery of the component parts of the signalling scheme as directed by the Tester in Charge.

The role of a Functional Tester will report on a day to day basis to the Tester in Charge and may be responsible for a team of up to four testers. A licenced Functional Tester may be asked to mentor un-licenced testers and support other team members with development. This will be recorded on the un-licenced testers’ mentorship plan and forms.

He/she will liaise professionally with internal project staff and the clients’ representatives at as required.


· Safe delivery of the testing for component parts of a signalling scheme

· To ensure that work is completed compliant to the contract and to group standard

· Undertake works within limitations identified within Network Rail Certificate of Competence

· Actively work to self-develop and increase testing competencies and abilities

· Identify variations to contract & pass to Project Manager

· Control the daily work in line with the testing & commissioning plan, WPP and Task Briefings

· Motivate associated staff allocated

· Effectively communicate task requirements to peers and interfaces

· Compliance with Alstom testing procedures

· Identify potential process improvements and make recommendations for implementation

· Undertake COSS / SWL duties and ensure a safe system of work is maintained

· Ensure safe methods of working are maintained

· Maintain Verification/ functional testers license

· Maintain IRSE Logbook

· Attendance at arranged Technical briefing sessions

· Attendance at monthly / specific Safety briefings, project and Alstom

· Responsibility for tools and equipment issued

· To comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures and activities


· Project delivery programme

· Timely completion of allocated functional testing

· Self-audit of diagrams for testing undertaken

· Actual timescales to tendered

· Actual costs to tendered costs

· Achievement against forecast hours budgeted and actual

· Production / Input to detailed progress records

· IRSE Licences held

· Number of suggestions for improvements and number implemented and lessons learnt

· Technical brief records

· Safety briefing records

· Compliance and management of hours worked

· Performance review

· Work Experience records

· Training records / attendance

· Signed records of issue and return of tools and equipment

· Damage and loss




· Numerate & literate

· Auditing

· Presentation Skills

· Communication Skills


· Functional Testers Licence

· Valid PTS ac/dc certificate

· Emergency First Aid

· Manual Handling

· OLEC 1


· 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.



· Report writing

· Driving Licence


· ONC or equivalent in Elec. Engineering

· Associate member of IRSE

· Mod 1 Licence 1.3.190

Additional Information:

· Travel to other sites

· Shift / night / weekend working required

· Some lodging away involved

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?


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 Leader' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.




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