Signalling and Telecommunications Technician

  • Job Reference: 00005299-1
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: West Midlands Metro
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  • Location: Wednesbury, West Midlands
  • Salary: £36,765 to £41,238
  • Bonus/Benefits: MML Pension, Annual Leave Pension & Free travel on Tram & WM Bus
  • Sector: Signalling & Telecoms, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

West Midlands Metro is your gateway to an exciting career in the heart of England's thriving West Midlands region.

We are the driving force behind modern, sustainable urban transportation, connecting cities, towns, and most importantly – people!

With a strong presence in the heart of England, we play a crucial role in connecting communities, enhancing mobility, and contributing to the economic development of the region.

Our sleek trams provide fast, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation solutions, reducing road congestion, lowering carbon emissions, and fostering a greener future for the West Midlands.

We are now recruiting for a Signalling and Telecommunications Technician to undertake work with our S&T Infrastructure Team, ensuring the maintenance and repair tasks are performed with the utmost safety and effectiveness.

As our Signalling and Telecommunications Technician, you will assume responsibility for:


  • 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
  • Conducting maintenance and repairs to 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
  • Involvement may be necessary when external contractors are required to conduct any planned works
  • Continuous assessment and improvement of working practices embracing new technologies
  • Flexibility to respond to emergency situations and unplanned repairs outside of normal working hours
  • On Call duties
  • Night shift work to perform maintenance and repair work as may reasonably be required by MML management


To be successful in this role, it is essential that you have:


  • A good working knowledge of rail or light rail infrastructure or similar complex signalling and communication systems environment.
  • A good working knowledge and competence in electrical / mechanical systems.
  • Recognised Electrical Qualification at Level 3 or above.
  • Experience in the use of computer based diagnostic equipment.
  • Demonstrable computer literacy and writing skills.
  • The ability to read and understand electrical schematics.


It would be great if you had:


  • Management and Leadership qualification to a minimum of ILM 2 or equivalent.
  • Competency in fibre and data maintenance, repair and installation including all associated converters and systems.
  • Experience of leading others, and ability to directly manage a team of maintenance technicians, being responsible for their performance and conduct at work.
  • The ability to interrogate and program parameters into industrial based safety critical signalling software.


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