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Fire Infrastructure Maintenance Engineer

Job Title: Fire Infrastructure Maintenance Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 028777
Job Published: December 04, 2018 09:44

Job Description

Fire Infrastructure Maintenance Engineer 028777
Organisation - Crossrail Operations
Job - General
Position Type - Full Time
Location: Stratford then Plumstead

Salary: circa £60,000


The Discipline Infrastructure Maintenance Engineer - Rail for London is responsible for safety of line inspections, asset monitoring, maintenance, like for like renewal and enhancement prioritisation, asset stewardship and life / performance optimisation. This will include asset stewardship design, infrastructure inspection, asset data management, intelligent / risk based prioritisation and the safe delivery of reliability centered maintenance.

As the Fire Infrastructure Maintenance Engineer RfLI (FIME) you will be the technical maintenance specialist ensuring safety and reliability for Fire systems on the Elizabeth Line. You will also assist the Infrastructure Maintenance Engineer  (IME) E&M, to ensure delivery of the Asset Maintenance Stewardship Plan. Providing Fire systems stewardship and asset life performance & optimisation. 


Key Accountabilities

Support the IME in leading the overall safety of line and safety critical asset / systems inspection, compliance, work prioritisation and quality, strategy and tactical deployment requirements. This includes completion of self-assurance checks, quality checks and audits.

Support the IME in managing a 5 year asset investment budget. Establish and lead the strategic intervention regime and the management of maintenance engineering stewardship to enable the defined Elizabeth Line standards, processes, procedures and performance to be delivered. The level of intervention includes replacement of assets when re-design is not required.

Ensure that the operational requirements align with the maintenance engineering asset management requirements and deliver a compliant, safe, operable and maintainable railway including the undertaking of on-call duties.

Support Crossrail Ltd and other 3rd parties in delivering  the Elizabeth line into operational service. Assessing requirements for asset whole life, Reliability Availability Maintainability (RAM) and Remote Condition monitoring

Lead the strategic approach for continuous improvement through a programme of change initiatives; specifically using Reliability Based Maintenance as part of the "Predict and Prevent" asset stewardship strategy.

Oversee fire maintenance through technical audits to ensure requirements are delivered

As the fire responsible person ensure compliance to applicable fire standards and operational requirements are met

Development of Fire system related processes and procedures to deliver a safe, operable and reliable railway.

Assures the right level of compliance and quality is achieved in the fire and associated systems maintenance and renewal works.

Maintenance task reviews and installation acceptance.


Expert knowledge in Fire and associated smoke control systems, substantial knowledge in standards and their application

Substantial knowledge of M&E systems, the maintenance methods and associated legislation and standards

Knowledge of railway systems and related engineering disciplines (Civil, Track, OHLE, S&T engineering).

Appreciation of Reliability Based Maintenance and its application on Fire systems.



Team leader experience with leadership skills to motivate professionals from multiple disciplines.

Excellent communication skills with proven negotiation and influencing skills explicitly with external contractors

Excellent decision-making and analytical skills

Established risk management skills.

Ability to formulate and articulate clear visions for the planning and delivery of initiatives and programmes

Ability to deliver projects of high value and complexity


Substantial experience as a Fire Engineer, Building Services or Maintenance Manager

Good experience of Asset Management and maintenance delivery and auditing and use of associated maintenance systems

5+ years of managing a technical teams and contractors

Working knowledge of subsurface railway regulations and its application in underground environments.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process 

Please apply using your CV and a covering letter.

Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.


Closing date: 6th December 2018 at 23:59hrs

We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  


In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area  but mostly include:


Final salary pension scheme

Free travel for you on the TfL network

A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan

30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays

Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)

Tax-efficient childcare payments

Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme

Retail, health, leisure and travel offers

Discounted Eurostar travel