Overview of role
A Telecoms Engineer within the TFL Engineering team, working on upgrades to Operational Telecoms systems across the network in association with TfL’s ongoing Step Free Access (SFA) programme. The job holder will provide specialist engineering support multi-disciplinary project teams and will have accountabilities ranging from derivation of project scoping through to design and delivery acceptance.
- Develop scoping documents against client requirements to deliver cost effective, technically viable solutions.
- Produce Telecoms technical specifications and outline designs for project tendering to deliver the agreed scope.
- Ensuring that technical standards, specifications, procedures and industry best practice are applied throughout the development and delivery of SFA related works.
- Lead and manage technical interfaces with other programmes of work related to SFA project locations.
- Contribute to successful systems integration through co-ordination with relevant disciplines and parties.
- Approve design submissions on behalf of the Lead Telecoms Engineer, which in doing so promote the safe delivery of works, a high degree of inter-disciplinary co-ordination, interface management and cost effective long term outcome.
- Provide telecommunications technical advice and expertise to site based project teams.
- Accept telecommunications installations on behalf of the Lead Telecoms Engineer to enable handover into maintenance.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
This is a role which requires existing skills, knowledge and experience required to effectively and efficiently deliver modifications (changes and or upgrades) to existing Telecoms assets without the need for TfL to develop capability. However familiarity of working within the specific SFA project delivery domain will be provided to the Telecoms engineer. The role will primarily be office based however attendance on site for survey and inspection, on a regular basis, will be required.
- Ability to analyse complex data, draw conclusions, produce reports and make recommendations to senior management.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels across the organisation and externally.
- Ability to build effective working relationships, with people at all levels across the organisation and externally and to influence.
- Ability to plan, implement and manage projects to deliver to time, budget and quality.
Ability to use office based computer packages, e.g. MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
Extensive knowledge of the following telecommunication systems found within the impacted London Underground railway environment:
- OPO CCTV (both legacy and track to train), with respect to the imaging sub-system
- Surveillance CCTV (both analogue and IP)
- Public Address/Voice Alarm systems
- Passenger Help Point / Intercom / Refuge systems
- LAN / WAN
- Customer information systems
- Integrated Station Management / SCADA systems
- Telephony systems
- Knowledge of Telecoms asset maintenance requirements and good industry practice.
- Knowledge of testing and commissioning.
- Knowledge of safety legislation and operating rules and regulations.
- Knowledge and understanding of designer responsibilities under CDM regulations.
- Knowledge and capability to undertake quality inspections and site investigations.
Knowledge of risk management principles.
- Extensive working experience within the Operational Telecoms domain, preferably within the railway industry.
- Experience of working in a construction or engineering environment.
- Wide experience of providing professional and technical advice, guidance and support on telecommunications delivery projects.
- Experience of carrying out technical document review and analysis.
- Experience of building relationships with, and influencing, a range of people at all levels within and outside the organisation.