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Technician (STEM) in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Technician (STEM) - Signalling, Telecommunications, Electrical & Mechanical

Full salary package circa £35,583 pa inclusive of allowances plus defined benefit pension scheme, free local travel and access to other benefits. Shift allowance is non-contractual and subject to change

Why Nexus?

Nexus and its subsidiary Metro Services are a vital part of everyday life for people living and working within Tyne and Wear. There 36 million Metro passenger journeys each year and another 30 million passengers walking through our bus stations and interchanges annually. We make sure our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we employ nearly 1,100 employees to ensure they all have a great experience, no matter where their final destination.

This is an exciting time to join Nexus following the recent announcement of our chosen manufacturer, Stadler, who will build new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The new fleet is part of a £362m investment which will transform Metro’s performance and passenger experience, deliver huge energy savings and secure and create hundreds of jobs in the UK supply chain. Stadler will deliver 42 new Metro trains by 2024.

The role – Technician (STEM)

Join us in this role with responsibility for the correlation testing, installation and modifications of signalling systems and equipment.

You will lead signal testing teams undertaking infrastructure works and will manage contractors to ensure that they undertake their duties to the required standard.

You will be responsible for the planning of minor works within the signalling environment including the outsourcing / researching of materials.

The Person

You must be able to demonstrate competence and experience of railway signalling and testing and an in-depth knowledge of and experience with equipment and systems for which the Capital Delivery section is responsible.

You must be available to undertake shift work and Standby / Call Out Duties where applicable.

You must have a current UK driving licence.

How to apply

Please click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application or visit the Nexus website for further information.
What can Nexus offer you?

• Full salary package circa £35,583 pa inclusive of allowances shift - allowance is non-contractual and subject to change
• 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 36 hours per week
• A suite of work life balance policies and access to salary sacrifice options
• You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (L.G.P.S.) Contributions are 6.5% of Gross Pay. Employer’s contribution is currently 17.2%.
• Free travel within Tyne and Wear on Metro, Buses and the South Shields Ferry.
• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a healthcare scheme for you and your family.
• Bespoke offers and discounts on holidays, shopping and eating out.

Other information

Nexus work within a suite of policies, which will be available to you when successful in a position.
Our Drug & Alcohol Policy Nexus aims to provide a safe and secure service for its passengers and a safe and secure environment for employees and others who may be affected, and therefore expects employees to take a responsible approach on the consumption of alcohol and the avoidance of substance misuse. Since alcohol/substance misuse consumed/taken in any quantity adversely affects work performance and can seriously impair performance, all employees must ensure that any alcohol/drug either medically prescribed or otherwise does not interfere with their work duties.

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