Senior Test Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Derbyshire, United Kingdom
  • £55,000 to £79,000 per annum

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Testing Engineer. This person will manage a team of testing and commissioning engineers engaged on a portfolio of projects run through the regional delivery office. They will be responsible for all testing and commissioning activities at the trackside, in Signalling Equipment Rooms, at the Operations Control Centre and with train borne equipment.


  • Perform as Lead TIC on allocated projects
  • Ensure health, safety and environmental requirements are complied with
  • Promote a zero accident / incident culture
  • Manage testing and commissioning in line with the project programme and budget
  • Ensure that testing and commissioning is carried out and recorded in accordance with correct and up to date drawings, plans, specifications and computer software and data
  • Ensure that the quality of the testing and commissioning is in accordance with client, manufacturers and legal procedures, processes, regulations and standards
  • Liase with appropriate managers / engineers in respect of issues associated with testing (design or install)
  • Ensure serial numbers are added to the asset management database as each item of equipment is installed
  • Maximise the efficiency of site testing
  • Oversee timekeeping and discipline of allocated staff
  • Undertake regular audits of the testing and commissioning operation
  • Establish and maintain a positive and collaborative relationship with the client and with subcontractors and other third parties
  • Certify the system and / or systems are fit for purpose and formally handover to the client


  • HNC/HND/Degree in electrical Engineering
  • IRSE Licence as Tester/Tester In Charge
  • Experience in site testing of mainline or metro railway signalling projects for the testing and commissioning period of the project lifecycle
  • A thorough grounding in the requirements for site testing activities as part of the overall project lifecycle
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills associated with managing allocated staff and contractors, other functions within SRA and the customer

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