Acceptance Engineer - New Trains in Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Acceptance Engineer – New Trains

Location: Birmingham (with UK travel)

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

About the Company:

This is a fantastic time to join West Midlands Trains as we embark on your new franchise to improve our passenger’s journeys. As part of the wider Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains Ltd, operates as a joint venture - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway, delivering over 1,300 safe and reliable services per day for more than a 60 million passengers per year. Since the start of our franchise in 2017 we have been committed to improving our services, investing a whopping £1 billion into the region’s network, £18million in the development of all our workforce.

We are looking to recruit an Acceptance Engineer within West Midlands Trains to support the Acceptance Manager to ensure that the new fleet are delivered and all contractual requirements are met. You will ensure that a product is delivered that complies with the agreed design and technical specification. You will lead the final unit inspection prior to acceptance of the fleet as well as close out remaining open technical issues and specification requirements from the design, build, test phase. In addition you will assist with the fleet acceptance programme, including QPA unit inspections with the Owner and Operator teams.

Acceptance Engineer Responsibilities:

Acceptance Engineer Requirements:

  • Quality Inspection processes for new trains, including FAI, Acceptance, type testing
  • Previous experience of new train manufacturer and introduction in the UK as well as experience of new train manufacturer and introduction in the UK
  • Good Verbal and Written communication
  • Glass case inspection experience, both writing and application
  • Standards Management
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively with peers and senior leaders
  • Ability to establish a course of action for self and others, managing time, resources and surrounding circumstances to deliver objectives
  • Good team work, high MS Word and Excel competence, ability to manage risks and understand problems
  • Decision maker and taker, capable of working on own initiative
  • Ability to work under high pressure and challenging deadlines
  • Full-time availability, with the ability to work flexible hours which may include some overnight working
  • Availability to travel occasionally and be away from home for up to three nights per week

Acceptance Engineer Benefits:

  • Free first-class travel on West Midlands Trains and other Abellio group trains for you, your partner and dependent children
  • 75% discount on all other train travel over most of the UK rail network
  • Development opportunities to help you further your career with West Midlands Trains
  • Competitive pension scheme

If you think that you are suitable for this Acceptance Engineer role, please apply now!

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