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Deputy Tester in Charge


London, United Kingdom

Deputy Tester In Charge

Following THALES’ successful partnership with London Underground (LUL), modernising London’s underground signalling infrastructure on the Jubilee and Northern upgrade project (JNUP), we are delivering the £800million 4 Lines Modernisation Programme (4LM).

THALES is delivering an Automatic Train Control (ATC) system for four of London Underground’s Sub Surface Rail (SSR) lines: District, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City. The programme has a five year duration and is a comprehensive solution including management, design, development, manufacturing, supply, delivery, construction, installation, integration, testing, commissioning and migration.

We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Tester In Charge to join us working on the 4LM programme in London.

Reporting to the Migration area Tester In Charge, the successful Deputy Tester in Charge (TIC) will manage the testing; delivering the scheme safely, on time and to projected costs. You will be an IRSE licensed Tester in Charge minor works and will support the Tester in Charge on the new SelTrac Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system, currently being operated on the railroad as part of a progressive cutover process for the 4LM project.

In this role, you will be the successor to the Tester In Charge and Thales will support you to achieve your TiC licence.

This is a full time, permanent position, based in London.

Duties & responsibilities
-Complete testing of the signalling scheme to ensure the signalling project is managed and delivered on time, to budget and to Thales standards and LU standards
- Identify potential testing variations and discuss with the Commissioning Tester in Charge.
- Deputise for the Tester in Charge.
- Ensure that the contract is completed to required HSE requirements.
- Identify potential process improvements and make recommendations for implementation effectively.
- Carry out team briefings in technical documentation and commissioning.
- Carry out risk assessments, control of working hours.
- Production of test documentation.
- Carry out internal audits including KPI’s achievement against testing and commissioning plan, e.g. hours budgeted
- Implement team briefing records, staff audit of testing documents produced on time
- Support Audit of Install to Verification Test handover.
- Manage the update of master test lists to TDM and ensure that the TDM is loaded with the required test procedures for a given section.
- Attend test log review meetings with other departments and manage the priorities of key test logs, in particular Cat S and Cat A test logs
- Ensure that key testing documentation is up to date and that the TIC assistant has briefed staff of key documents including the Testing Strategy and supporting test Plans
- Manage reporting of configuration management information for software and hardware
- Manage configuration control of testing prints with the design office. Ensure that the Testers are working with the correct version of design. Accept design modifications from the design office and ensure they are updated to the testing pinks.
- Prioritise testing activities in line with overall project objectives and Tester in Charge instructions.

Skills & attributes
-Demonstrable testing experience within the rail environment
- Knowledge of relevant group standards / LU Cat1 standards
- Understanding of TBTC/CBTC Signalling system
- Able to use computer tools including Microsoft Office Suite and databases.
- Good communication skills.
- Knowledge of HSE requirements
- Understanding of planning processes
- Knowledge of First Aid At Work and manual handling Training
- PWT Engineering hours

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