Telecoms Engineer - London

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    London, England

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    £370.00 - £390.00 per day

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    Tom Glover

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    Until March 2020

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Key Accountabilities & Duties

*Implement the security lifecycle for 4LM ensuring that the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system as well as LU interfaces and other projects are designed, installed, tested and commissioned securely
*Liaise directly with the supplier's Electronic Security Architect to deliver security throughout the project lifecycle
*Lead review and acceptance of all DCS & Cyber Security activities & products required for the assured delivery of the programme:
o DCS Designs & Approvals. Optical Rings design & Bookwiring Fibre optical cable plans & schematics Radio Data Communication System application DCS related maintenance documentation (manuals, procedures, etc).
o Design & Testing. DCS design documents DCS Shadow Mode Running (SMR) design & test documentation DCS Subsystem Requirements Verification Report (SRVR) DCS Interface Control Description (ICD) Master Test Procedures / DCS Test Procedures Miscellaneous signalling documents - DCS / Comms aspects (eg - interface, requirements, etc).
o Configuration & Software. DCS configuration settings DCS related software changes/issuing & change requests to modify DCS performance, reliability or functionality Software Release Certificates (SRC) for Testing & Revenue DCS handover requirements / population.
o Maintenance Training Facility & Training. LU DCS Training endorsement & course content issues LU Skills Development - Training Issues / Troubleshooting / Assisting Maintenance Training Facility DCS Issues (Technical) - eg missing / problematic functionality.
o Safety Assurance & compliance. DCS & Cyber Security safety case - documents and risks/dependencies (eg - Cyber Security Safety Case for 4LM) Production of DCS related concessions Final design review & comments.
o DCS & Programme Cyber Security. Liaise directly with the supplier's Lead Data Communication System Engineer throughout the project lifecycle Cyber Security documentation Addressing security queries to maintenance / instructing policy etc Liaising with Cyber Security Incident Response Team Miscellaneous DCS / security issues (eg -patching, A/V, etc).
*Liaise with internal and external contacts such as Project Engineers, Project Managers, Discipline Engineers, equipment vendors, Test and Commissioning (T&C) staff, maintenance representatives
*Interface with all other project sub-systems and teams ensuring security is correctly implemented
*Assist with the development of training and maintenance material for both data communication systems and cyber security
*Mentoring other staff in the delivery of the role.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience
This is a role which requires existing skills, knowledge and experience to effectively and efficiently maintain current impetus on the re-signalling programme without the need for our client to develop capability. The role will primarily be office based however attendance on site for survey and inspection may also 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
*Highly motivated and flexible to work in a time sensitive environment to respond quickly and effectively to unanticipated high workloads
*Ability to use office based computer packages, e.g. MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).

*Understanding of CENELEC 50159, LU Security Policies, CPNI Good Practice Guides and the DfT Guidance for Rail
*Deep understanding and application of data communication systems in the rail industry including fibre design, radio communications, computer networking
*Understanding and application of COTS network devices such as Hirschman and Cisco. Certification with CCNA, CCNP or CCIE is preferred
*Understanding of Windows and Unix environments as well as V-Sphere and Virtual Machines
*Understanding and application of cyber security in engineering assets, preferably in the rail industry. Certification in CISSP or GICSP is preferred
*Good understanding of the LU network, its processes, requirements and constraints
*Knowledge of Telecoms asset maintenance requirements and good industry practice
*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 experience of delivering railway signalling DCS, preferentially related to deployment of Thales Seltrac CBTC
*Relevant working experience in the design, testing and commissioning and maintenance of communication networks and systems
*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.

For more information please contact Tom Glover at Morson International