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Signalling Design, Senior and Principal Engineers

Hays Building
Manchester, Greater Manchester / London / West Midlands, Birmingham
£35000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + additional benefits
Closing date
14 Dec 2022

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We currently have a number of opportunities for IRSE licensed signalling designers, at all levels, to join the Alliance team working out of one of our offices in Birmingham, Doncaster, Derby, York, Crewe or Manchester.

This provides an exciting opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of renewals and enhancement projects, covering a range of signalling technologies and working as part of a close-knit team that comprises the client, contracting and consulting sectors of our industry. Delivering projects from early GRIP scheme development through to detailed design, installation and testing will provide valuable experience and career development for motivated individuals.

Whilst we are recruiting these positions to work as part of the Alliance, the business has one of the Rail industry's largest signalling design teams so you will become part of a wider team of over 100 professional signalling design engineers, with a collective depth and breadth of knowledge that can support and nurture your development, as your career moves forward, and you tackle new challenges.

For this role we are looking for individuals at Signalling Designer level to be based in our design offices in Birmingham, Doncaster, Derby, York, Crewe or Manchester.

Essential Requirements:

  • Able to carry out Safety Critical Work.
  • Holds current IRSE Signalling Designer licence (1.1.510).
  • Experience including knowledge of UK railway standards, design processes and procedures preferable at both outline design (NR GRIP 3 to 4) and detailed design (NR GRIP5+) stages.
  • Experience of using appropriate industry standard CAD packages.
  • Experience of signalling design in the UK mainline railway environment including a range of different lineside technologies and types of project.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work closely with team members including excellent standard of English for written communications.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • HNC/HND/Degree Qualification(s) in Electrical Engineering or similar.
  • Fit and able to work trackside / hold PTS.
  • Experience of signalling design for S&C track renewals and/or stageworks.

Why work for us?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

More about us:

A leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.


The business is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual's abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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