Principal Control, Command and Communications Engineer (London)


Do you have experience within signalling systems across the railway?

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are supporting our client to find an experienced, Principal Control, Command And Communications Engineer. You will work with relevant engineering and operational specialists to develop CCS requirements. 

The Opportunity

As the Principal Signalling Engineer you expertise and input will improve mainline, conventional signalling systems. You will be required to take a holistic look at CCS and provide technical, rationale and guidance in the context of the railway. You will need to have strong knowledge of safety standards to consult and drive developments forward. 

Location (s)


Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide timely and comprehensive technical support to help deliver research and innovation.
  • Provide timely and comprehensive technical support to that is in line with reasonable requests.
  • Influence an improved level of understanding across the wider industry of the role of requirements in supporting the achievement of technical compatibility and safe integration.
  • Identify opportunities for, and implement improved methodologies for developing requirements and research.
  • Provide direction, advice and coaching to develop direct reports. Resolve technical issues for matters escalated by direct reports.

The Candidate

As our client is making its mark in the UK, it is imperative that the candidate joining them is adaptable and independent. You will also need to be very technical astute and be able to demonstrate clear and sound engineering practises.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience.
  • A chartered engineer with substantial experience in a senior role within the rail industry
  • A Member of the Institution of Railway Signalling Engineers or similar, working towards being a Fellow of the Institution.
  • A comprehensive level of experience in Railway Command, Control and Signalling Systems

Closing Date

15th January 2020

Likely Job Titles

Signal Engineer, Principal Signal Designer 

RF: CH5053