Rail Engineering Technician

Rail Engineering Technician London, England

Full Time London, England 44229 - 45112 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Be part of this city within a city . Every year, millions of people travel through Heathrow . Joining our Engineering team means being at the heart of a complex operation whose size, scale and reputation for innovation are unique . We make sure the airport is always running smoothly and keep passengers and planes moving .

Our team touches all aspects of airport life – from water to energy, rail to roads, baggage systems to runways. The sc ope and variety of what we do is vast, spanning mechanical, electrical, water, civil, rail and environmental disciplines. Together we are responsible for the performance of 500,000 assets worth £14bn. It means there are always a wide range of interesting development, construction and maintenance projects to get involved with . A nd a lot of w ays to develop your skills, career and reputation.

You’ll be part of a close-knit, driven team, taking on work that you can take real pride in and feel passionate about. It’s an exciting place to be, where ever y day, you’ll discover a world of fresh possibilities and you’ll be mentored by world-class experts every step of the way.

Joining Heathrow’s Rail Engineering team will give you broad exposure to broad range of electrical and mechanical systems. With the support of a world-class team of experts, you will be responsible for fault finding, servicing and maintaining Heathrow's fleet of trains and Pods, and our track transit system (TTS). This role will see you working in a number of settings, from underground tunnels to our mechanical workshop. It's exciting work, where no two days are the same and the work you do will be vital in keeping our airport running smoothly.

  • Enabling Heathrow’s passengers to experience the best airport service in the world, through commissioning our new fleet of passenger trains.
  • Applying your knowledge and skills to phase in new vehicles and phase out older stock.
  • Investigating faulty or poor-performing assets, identifying improvements and implementing meaningful change to improve the airport experience.
  • Keeping records up to date, for example the maintenance history of our assets, to create efficiency and meet Heathrow’s regulatory requirements.
  • Showcasing your passion for ‘doing the right thing’, by proactively spotting hazards, reducing risks and creating a safer environment for all.
  • Carrying out all duties with consideration and a respect for best practice and continuous improvement.

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a recognised engineering discipline.
  • Strong mechanical skills, gained in a practical working environment.
  • Experience working with trains, trams or rolling stock highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills with sound problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to prioritise in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Heathrow brings the world closer together. Our airport facilitates the global travel and trade that keeps the economy moving. It’s a place like no other – a city within a city – where colleagues connect around a common goal, giving our passengers the best airport service in the world.

There is a world of opportunity at Heathrow. You’ll reach your full potential within our inclusive and supportive culture, whilst helping us to deliver our ambitious plans. Not only are we growing to welcome millions more passengers each year, we’re also transforming our industry. Sustainability is at the heart of Heathrow and we’re leading global efforts on decarbonisation, so that aviation continues to be a force for good in our world.

Taking the journey with us means living our values. Doing the right thing. Keeping everyone safe. Working together. Treating everyone with respect. Giving excellent service. Improving every day. Our ever-changing airport runs on teamwork and creativity. A career at Heathrow is welcoming, diverse, challenging, exciting, and rewarding.

Join Heathrow and grow your career in an airport that matters to millions.

Our rewards

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, along with performance-based annual bonuses, our longer-term Share in Success Bonus plans, generous annual leave allowances and market-leading pensions. With family friendly policies, access to private health insurance and a wide range of wellbeing tools, we’ll support you to be at your best inside and outside work. And we’ll provide learning and development opportunities to help you reach your full potential.

Working location

This is an airport-based position. Every day, you will play a critical role in helping us to give our passengers the best airport service in the world.

Sustainable Travel to work

Heathrow’s Sustainable Travel Guide sets out easy and sustainable travel options that everyone can access.

Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all. We believe that diverse talent makes us stronger – not least because we welcome passengers from all corners of the globe, every single day. Heathrow is an accessible place to work. With four diversity networks, we champion inclusivity and celebrate individuality.

Rail Engineering Technician

Hounslow, United Kingdom
John Holland-Kaye
$2 to $5 billion (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
Company - Private
Airlines, Airports & Air Transportation
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