Siemens Rail Automation to Recruit over 150 New Employees

Posted by Barry Pearson on July 5, 2013  |   Comments Off on Siemens Rail Automation to Recruit over 150 New Employees

Following the acquisition of Invensys Rail by Siemens in May this year, Siemens Rail Automation has launched an ambitious recruitment drive in the UK to attract over 150 new skilled employees to the company across a range of disciplines.

As the UK’s leading supplier of signalling and train control systems, and with offices across the UK, Siemens Rail Automation is involved in a number of high profile infrastructure projects, including the Thameslink, Crossrail and Reading redevelopment schemes. To support its continued growth, it is now looking to recruit project managers and engineers, design managers, planners, quantity surveyors, commercial managers and installation managers as well as signalling designers, engineers and testers.

Commenting on the need to recruit, the company’s Vice President, Delivery, Paul Copeland said: “Over nearly 150 years of operation, we have earned an enviable reputation for the quality of our technical solutions and for our delivery capability. We are now looking to attract the best talent in the UK to make sure that we continue to deliver products and projects to the highest standards of quality and safety. Consequently, we want to hear from people with the skills, commitment and enthusiasm to work with one of the world’s leading engineering organisations.”

Trevor Senior, a recent recruit who is now an Environment, Health and Safety Specialist at Siemens Rail Automation, spoke about his experience: “Although the rail industry was new to me when I joined the company back in October 2012 I found that the skills and experience I had gained in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers were easily transferable.

“In the last 9 months, I have been through an extensive induction and training programme which has equipped me for my new role and I’m now actively involved in a number of incredibly interesting and challenging projects. I’m also considering working towards some additional professional qualifications – again with the company’s help and support”.

Siemens Rail Automation is holding a series of recruitment fairs around the UK, allowing anyone interested to find out more about the company and its vacancies. Details of dates and venues can be found at www.railwaypeople.com/rail-job-campaigns/siemens-uk-recruitment-fairs-180.html.

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