Principal Telecoms Engineer

Swindon, Wiltshire
20 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

25122763001, Principal Telecoms Engineer


About Amey

Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees. Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. Amey is an equal opportunities employer.


What is the purpose of this role?

The provision of conceptual and outline design of engineering solutions, presentation of engineering options. Preparation, checking and approval of feasibility studies, outline project specifications and other relevant written documents. Production, checking and approval of signalling layouts prior to issue to the client. Production, checking and approval of design concepts, drawings, specifications and other technical documents, ensuring adherence to current standards and procedures.

What will this role involve?


Amey are working on various projects throughout the UK, including Wales and Borders, Crossrail, Brent Cross, the national level crossing framework and multiple immunisation projects. We are predominantly involved in Network Rail GRIP stages 5 to 8 design and build projects however we also have a number of early GRIP schemes.

Amey are looking for a Principle Telecoms Engineer to join our expanding railway design team based in Swindon, with a Bristol or Cardiff location considered. The successful candidate will undertake, verify and/or lead the production of telecoms design as part of a dedicated S&T design team. In addition, they must be able to supervise the work of other staff when required (i.e. provide mentorship of junior staff), with the opportunity of line management for the right candidate.


What are we looking for?

  • HNC/HND or equivalent with relevant experience accepted in lieu
  • IRSE Designer Licence 2.1.115v1 (or able to obtain such)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in the design of SISS Telecoms including CCTV, CIS, and Public Address systems and experience of Operational Rail telecommunications design would be beneficial.
  • A good knowledge of rail industry products, practices and familiarity with applicable railway standards is essential


  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of acting as CRE
  • Institution membership; IRSE, IET etc
  • Institution registration; IEng, CEng etc
  • PTS  

What makes this role unique?

You will be responsible for the establishment and review / update of internal design standards and / or processes to achieve a continuous improvement in quality and efficiency. You will contribute to the long-term technical development of the office by application of new techniques, procedures and practices.