Civil Engineering Technician Level 3

How Long: 36 months

Where: London/ Hybrid   
Hybrid working within this role enables a balance of 50 per cent of time split between the office and home over a 4-week period.  Hybrid working arrangements can evolve subject to business requirements.

Salary: £24,016

What you'll need

A minimum of 2 GCSE's Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English.* 

You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme. 

You must be 18 years of age by September 2024 to be eligible for this scheme. 

*We are in the process of securing a training provider to deliver this scheme and academic entrance criteria is subject to change

Please be advised that should you be successful in getting an offer for this scheme, your offer will be subject to a satisfactory medical which may include but is not limited to: drugs and alcohol screening, eye test and hearing test.

Job Overview

Transport for London (TfL's) Asset Operations Team are the heart of operations across TfL's roads, bus and river assets. From Tunnels and Traffic Signals to tree planting to looking after facilities for our bus drivers, no day is ever the same in Asset Operations. You will gain first-hand knowledge of how assets are managed and operated in a fast paced, dynamic environment. 

Our department combines the asset responsibilities across Surface, so we engage with many stakeholders and contractors across the business and London. 

Our assets can be broadly grouped into these areas: highways and traffic infrastructure, bus infrastructure, environmental, structures, tunnels, and river piers (just about everything above ground that is not on a railway is our responsibility to maintain).  

The Asset Operations apprenticeship is an exciting three-year developmental programme for people who want to make London safer, more inclusive, and sustainable.  

On this programme, you will develop valuable skills and gain a broad range of experience and understanding of asset operations, maintenance, the environment, and London's roads.

What you'll be doing

Subject to availability of placements during your apprenticeship:  

Tunnels / Pumps / Piers- You will assist our team of engineers in all facets of maintenance of our Road Tunnels, Pump Stations and River Piers. Looking at the various Mechanical / Electrical and Communication systems deployed across this fascinating and varied asset base. This includes lighting and ventilation systems, variable message signs, over-height vehicle detection, CCTV, safety cameras, fire detection, storm water pumps and automatic tunnel closure systems. You will be involved in the day-to-day upkeep and minor upgrades of these safety critical systems, including the operating and alarm systems behind them like HORUS, Scada and Aquaview. You will also get to challenge yourself specifying and managing delivery of works ranging from a CCTV camera replacement in a Tunnel, upgrading a Pump Station right through to dredging works on the river Thames to maintain safe passage for marine traffic. 

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Operations - You will play a role in keeping people moving across London by assisting our ITS Operations team with the good operation and maintenance of the city's vast amount of traffic technology: 6,400 traffic signals, 850 CCTV cameras, 70 over-height vehicle detectors, and 150 variable message signs. Millions of daily bus, walking, cycling, and car journeys rely on a safe and efficient road network, and this technology is integral to TfL's mission.  You will also get involved in analysing and optimising the performance of communications IP networks; specifying minor upgrades and challenging our contractors on their works delivery; be responsive to real-time incidents that our Network Management Control Centre or colleagues in Buses need support with; and improve your soft skills and technical abilities by working closely with Tech and Data on our systems 

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) - You will assist our team of Delivery Managers responsible for the delivery of the Asset renewals programmes, Borough and Developer programmes and internal TfL projects relating to various traffic control assets which include road traffic signals, variable message signs, over-height vehicle detection, CCTV, safety cameras and road tunnel traffic control. You will be involved in the day-to-day management of these projects which will include liaison with many stakeholders and contractors as well as internal departments. You will also be involved in the management of all financials for your projects.  

Structures Management / Continued Safe Operations Procedure - You will be part of the team overseeing our 1,800 highway structural assets and circa 235 premises. Day to day you will be involved in managing the extra safeguards that are in pace to ensure our structures remain safe for the travelling public. This will involve working closely with our Engineering team. You will get involved in our Continued Safe Operations Meetings - helping to set up and manage these key meetings and tracking actions. You will be given an insight in to our structural inspections regime and see how these are managed. You will also be given first-hand experience of Bridgestation and how we use this to manage our structures assets.

Highways - You will assist in the management of the operations and maintenance of our road network and assets. You will develop a good understanding of health and safety, use our asset management system Maximo to instruct works, carrying out site inspections, monitor and drive the delivery of work programmes and stakeholder engagement. You will be part of an Area Team based in a co-located office with our supply chain. The co-location office provides a great opportunity to develop collaborative and supply chain management skills. 

Energy and environment - you will assist the Energy and Environment lead in identifying and delivering environmental enhancements delivered via the maintenance of our highway assets. This will include supporting the delivery of our diverse portfolio of wildflower verges, tree planting and LED lighting in bus shelters and stations. You will be involved in identification of new opportunities, identification of benefits and reporting progress.  

Premises - (Bus Stations & Stands, Victoria Coach Station, Dial-a-Ride & Woolwich Ferry) You will be part of a team who deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective facilities services across 230 premises across London ensuring buildings are maintained and statutorily compliant 24/7 365 days a year.  The team also deliver a discrete number of small to medium scale projects, manage the life cycle asset replacements and upgrades.  Day to day you will be involved in developing specifications for asset renewals with our operations and engineering teams, review delivery of maintenance activities and get involved in our statutory compliance meetings to oversee compliance of our premises assets.  This will give you an insight into various facilities management systems, a wide variety of operational areas across TfL along with the safety standards and practices associated with premises assets.