Flight Engineer - Signalling (Cardiff)

£51,500 per annum

Would you like the opportunity to progress in your career within an exciting company? We have a need for a Flight Engineer in Cardiff.

This isn’t a Flight Engineer in a traditional sense, but it does derive it’s name from the reliable engineer who would sit in a planes cockpit and ensure the aeroplane was running smoothly, Ford & Stanley – Talentwise the technical recruitment experts are aiding the recruitment of signalling engineer, with supervisory or team leading experience who is looking to take a step forward in their career.

The Opportunity



Areas Considered

Newport, Swansea, Port Talbot, Bristol, Cardiff

Role and Responsibilities


  • Receive fault information
  • Direct and coordinate maintenance staff
  • Interrogate and monitor signal systems, alarms + alerts


  • Establish and maintain appropriate safety arrangements for staff under your control including Contractors.
  • Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other relevant instructions.
  • Undertake and direct work activities in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with all relevant standards
  • Undertake work within your competence both within and external to the signal control centre, this will include covering staffing shortfalls within maintenance teams
  • Check that the staff under your control have the appropriate and valid competencies including contractors
  • Oversee and supervise as required specialist contractors working within the CVLICC
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Monitor information arising from remote condition monitoring equipment and liaise as required with Control staff, Signallers/Workstation Operatives, Section Managers and Engineers on fault analysis, response and prioritisation of entry into fault management systems.

The Candidate


  • Good understanding of electrical principle
  • Team Player
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate staff
  • Knowledge of railway signalling (5-10 years)
  • Signalling maintenance or testing background


Ideally hold (or be working towards) an NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained the appropriate level of knowledge gained through equivalent relevant experience.

Possible job titles

Signal engineer, Signal Technician, Signal testing engineer, Control Centre Technician 

£45,000 +

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