Licensed Functional Tester

Date: 29 Apr 2024

Location: Remote, UKM, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 423338


Site: Remote


Appointment Basis: Permanent 


Excellent Salary + Benefits Include: Pension, Life Assurance, Contributed Healthcare


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, 80,000 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 Licensed Functional Tester we’re looking for? 



As Functional Tester Working on Southern regional projects< 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.


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, and 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
· Attendance at arranged Technical briefing sessions
· Maintain IRSE Logbook
· 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


Post Holder Requirements

Essential Skills:
· 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.


Desirable Skills:
· 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


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. 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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