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Service Engineer Level 3

Job Introduction

Have you got a passion for Problem Solving? Technical work? Fault Finding? Repairs? 


An exciting opportunity have arisen within SE Trains as we look to expand our ever growing engineering team in Slade Green. 

You will be responsible for carrying out routine repairs (electrical and mechanical), examination work and first level fault finding as directed by the Team Leader. 

SE Trains has accomplished significant change in 2023, as demonstrated in our highlights reel below - if you want to be apart of our industries change please do not hesitate to apply.

Take a look at the video to see what we achieved in 2023!:


Role Responsibility

This is a wide ranging role providing technical expertise for the business. As an SE3, you will be responsible for primary defect repairs to in service units, including defect troubleshooting, defect diagnosis, work scope adherence and defect rectification. You will get the chance to work on our newest/latest fleet of trains that Southeastern has to offer. You will also liaise with external stakeholders in all duties where necessary.

Reporting directly to the SE5, you will carry out all engineering activities, including exams, defect rectification, modifications, and time based maintenance packages and repair. At Southeastern we are dedicated to providing our customers with a reliable transport structure, striving to complete tasks and work with colleagues effectively to achieve the required standards and specifications.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for the role we recommend that you demonstrate the below in your application;

  • Experienced in an engineering discipline (Electrical Based).
  • NVQ 3 in engineering maintenance, electrical,  mechanical or equivalent.
  • Hold a Technical Certificate in Engineering BTEC.
  • Have intermediate IT skills and able to interpret data.
  • Able to carry out first level fault finding and follow schematics and diagrams.
  • Physically fit and able to pass a medical to engineering standard.
  • Previous rolling stock maintenance experience desirable.
  • Possess a full Drivers Licence.

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 32 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating almost 1,700 trains a day, carrying more than 400,000 passengers, serving 176 stations and covering 540 miles of track.

Just over 4,600 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability. Read about some of the great Diversity and Inclusion initiatives our Head of Colleague Experience has been leading on here

We recognise the positive value of diversity and it matters to us that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

We have also won the Top Employer award at the Women in Rail Awards 2022!

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. 

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

SOUTHEASTERN is owned by SE Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s public sector owning group, ‘DOHL.’ DOHL has responsibility for three rail companies, LNER, Northern Trains Limited and SE Trains.

SE Trains Limited


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