Electrical Maintenance Engineer (S&T Team)

  • Job Reference: 00000673-1
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: West Midlands Metro
  • Location: Wednesbury, West Midlands
  • Salary: £37,583.05
  • Bonus/Benefits: Free Tram & NX Bus Travel, Pension, Life Insurance
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Signalling & Telecoms
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Electrical Maintenance Engineer - S&T Team


£37,583.05 per annum

Full Time, Permanent

West Midlands Metro is the name for the region’s popular and growing tram network, operated by Midland Metro Limited. Midland Metro Ltd is owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority. It is an inspiring time for Midland Metro Ltd as the Combined Authority delivers a £1.3 billion investment plan set to significantly expand the tram network, bringing even greater connectivity to people, places and business.


The Role

We now have a new and exciting opportunity for an Electrical Maintenance Engineer to join our Signalling and Telecommunications team to ensure a safe and reliable tram service by carrying out all maintenance and repairs of the signalling and telecommunications equipment and ensure compliance with the planned maintenance schedule.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring inspection and maintenance tasks are being completed in a timely manner and in compliance with the planned maintenance schedule
  • Ensuring the work tasks follow the correct procedures
  • Work in a safe and professional manner
  • Report all work activities and faults to the S & T Team Leader
  • Complete all relevant paperwork in a timely manner and/or update the Asset Management Information System
  • All maintenance and repairs of the West Midland Metro signalling and telecommunications equipment
  • Oversight of contractors carrying out planned works on the signalling and telecommunications equipment
  • Assisting in test and commissioning of new systems
  • Switching of electrical substations
  • Assist other disciplines with the Infrastructure department
  • Assisting with the development and continued improvement of the Asset Management Information System
  • Involvement may be necessary when external contractors are required to conduct any planned works
  • Continuous assessment and improvement of working practices embracing new technologies
  • Attend any new training required to carry out duties
  • On call duties
  • Night shift work to perform maintenance and repair work as may reasonably be required by MML management

Training Provided:

  • Hanning and Kahl points machine and control units’ course (based in Germany for one week)
  • Ansaldo L88 points machine training
  • Telecommunications and fibre course
  • Basic signalling to level two standard
  • Smartrams operational and maintenance course
  • SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) course
  • Training in line with Infrastructure competency matrix
  • Look out
  • PICOP/PIC (Person In Charge Of Possession/Person In Charge)
  • Personal track safety
  • Points clipping, scotching and cranking
  • PriMOSS (Principal Member Of Staff On Scene)
  • Electrical principles course
  • Manual handling
  • Competent person substation course
  • IOSH
  • Courses for new equipment installed as part of upgrade or new extensions

What you'll need:

  • Experience working as an Industrial Electrician
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Substantial experience within the light rail or rail industry in a similar maintenance environment role
  • A good working knowledge of rail or light rail infrastructure or similar complex signalling and communication systems.
  • A good working knowledge of, and competent in, electrical/mechanical systems
  • Electrical qualifications
  • Ability to interrogate microprocessor PLC based equipment
  • Ability to interrogate and program parameters into industrial based safety critical signalling software

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • 25 days holiday and bank holidays.
  • Free travel on West Midlands trams and buses for you and your partner
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Life Insurance
  • Discounted Gym Membership.
  • 24/7 365 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Company Uniform
  • Full Training