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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Technical Support Engineer Rail Systems

  • Job added:   15 April 2021
  • Location:   Swanley, Kent
  • County:   Kent
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   213554230
  • Company:   CV-Library
Technical Support Engineer Rail Systems

Job Description:

Working as part of a small growing team oriented to customer services, this role involves working closely with the customer to provide support, advice, system fixes and enhancements to installed systems.

The specific responsibility of this role is to provide support for the CBTC signalling systems Installed on the Elizabeth Line. The role will be customer Site based.

Day to day activities include:

* 1st line fault investigation to resolution and or advice to customer technical officers to assist in corrective maintenance activities.

* Log analysis for fault and incident investigations and subsequent reporting of findings to the client.

* Investigating and responding to formal Technical Questions from the client.

* Look for opportunities to bring more value in any way to our customers.

The role requires shift working, 24/7/365 as part of 1st line support team based at customer premises.

Applicant Requirements

Required:

* 10 years plus1st line corrective maintenance experience of Mass transit signalling assets.

* Excellent knowledge of CBTC Signalling Systems. Including ATS, ATC, RCS, SCA, interlocking’s, Axle counters, Track Circuits & Eurobalise.

* Proven ability to build and maintain a productive relationship with the customer and the team at different levels of the organization.

* Excellent communication skills and an ability to liaise with varying levels of technical staff and customers.

* The ability to work well both in a team and independently.

* Self motivated and able to work under pressure to tight time scales.

* Either has already or will have to obtain a IRSE License.

Beneficial:

* Experience with Telecommunications and networks, IT security

* Experience with Traffic Management Systems

* Experience of Railway Operation display systems.

* Experience of Railway Power systems, including UPS.

* Experience of Remote Condition Monitoring Technology.

* Electrical Qualifications

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