About us

VolkerRail is a leading multidisciplinary railway infrastructure contractor, with over 70 years’ experience on heavy and light rail networks.

Our ability to continuingly deliver projects, from smaller contracts through to our involvement in nationally significant major schemes, has helped our clients bring communities together and provide better services for passengers.

VolkerRail comprises two businesses – Major Projects, which is an expert in collaborative working, leading on large, multidisciplinary joint venture and alliance projects, and Specialist Businesses, made up of expert divisions in signalling, track, power, electrification, and piling, and has an in-house plant division and bespoke design teams. These work independently, as subcontractors to the rail sector, or collectively as a Tier One contractor for larger frameworks.

We are proud of our ‘can-do’ people and our reputation as a high-performing business, working in harmony and partnership with our stakeholders, ensuring we help our clients deliver a rail network for the future.

We have an unwavering focus on safety, and we are committed to providing sustainable ways of working to improve local environments and leave a positive legacy for the communities in which we operate.

We aim to stand out from the crowd in everything we do, by exceeding expectations.

VolkerRail Major Projects

VolkerRail Major Projects is an expert in collaborative working through joint ventures and alliance schemes. Collaborative working agreements are a proven strategy for delivering large, complex railway projects, and through its strong relationships with other major contractors, VolkerRail Major Projects has helped to deliver several of the biggest rail projects over the last decade.

VolkerRail Specialist Businesses

VolkerRail Specialist Businesses is made up of expert divisions in signalling, track, power, electrification, and piling, working independently or together, for their chosen clients and operating at both Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels; each with the expertise to cover the full project lifecycle, from design through to fabrication, installation construction, testing and commissioning.

Specialist Businesses also has in-house design teams, undertaking detailed design work for signalling and power related projects, and a plant division, which owns and maintains a fleet of rail construction plant, including the UK’s biggest fleet of Kirow rail mounted cranes, along with On Track Maintenance plain line and S&C tampers, lightweight tampers, ballast regulators, Road Rail Vehicles, excavators and crane lifting machines.

The role

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Test Engineer to join our growing Signalling Test team.

Key accountabilities

As an experienced Tester-in-Charge, you will be responsible ensuring the production and implementation of Test and Commissioning plans and the integrity of all control systems is verified, safe and fit for use.

Skills & experience

This position is ideal for someone who has recently attended the SWT Module 1 Training Course and has completed some Mentorship, you will be provided a structured development programme to gain Competence in Module 1 at Simple, Complex and Major.

To apply you will have previous experience in a similar role or be looking for your next step up. Possession of the relevant IRSE licences, attention to detail and a flexible and enthusiastic approach are essential, as is the ability to work well both with other Test Engineers and other disciplines in the organisation.


In return, VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package that includes pension, performance related pay, professional membership subscription, one paid volunteering day per year, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme and an employee rewards platform that includes retail and gym discounts.

Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.


This is a site based role, travel is essential.

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