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Station Handover Lead

Greater London
Rail & Transport
Job Type:


Station Handover Lead




Our Client has a requirement for a Station Handover Lead, who will be required to work on a contract basis in London.


Job Purpose:

A site-based Mechanical commissioning specialist is required to support the Employer in delivering the Mechanical Systems Testing and Commissioning. They will plan, coordinate, monitor and direct all Mechanical Testing and Commissioning activities to ensure the systems are fully integrated and commissioned to the appropriate standards to support the Mechanical Package Manager and Testing and Commissioning Manager in delivering fully integrated and commissioned systems.


Key Accountabilities of the Job:

  • To support in delivering and expediting the successful Handover of the Station Elements to the Infrastructure Managers (IMs), through collaboration with the Project Team, the representatives of the IMs, the wider Handover team and the wider Team.
  • An Element is defined as an asset which is part of the Station as a whole. An Element may be a Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health, Fire Suppression system, Fire Detection System, Ventilation System.
  • Delivers the successful Handover of the Element and its systems to the Infrastructure Managers (IMs).
  • Supports the development of functional strategies, processes, tools, and procedures affiliated with Handover.
  • Is responsible for the Element Handover Execution Plan and Element Handover Completion Report.
  • Be the single point of contact for Handover of the individual Element, and to nurture the relationships within that project team.
  • To guide the Project Manager and their team on the path to a successful Handover of the station and its systems.
  • To monitor and report progress towards Handover, highlighting concerns and possible solutions to the Project Manager and T&C Manager. To complete the periodic Handover Dashboard for the Element as a priority.
  • Create, manage, and lead project level working groups, in conjunction with the IMs.
  • Deliver key objective/s and KPIs rolled out to the project delivery teams.
  • Provide clarity and communication to the project delivery teams on the Handover Strategy and Plan and Handover Procedure along with any other Handover processes with the Delivery projects.
  • Coordinating the works around the many interfaces in the station and the operational railway.
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with all the key stakeholders
  • Adapting the standard Testing and Commissioning & Handover principals to account for evolving project delivery strategy.


Essential Skills / Experience / Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of precedents in the start-up and operations areas and a broad knowledge of principles and practices of related areas.
  • Broad knowledge of industry and regulatory standards and criteria pertinent to start up, maintenance, operations, or testing.
  • Track record of developing a proactive and collaborative relationship with the Customer teams.
  • Experience of working in an environment of a complex structure of stakeholders and ability to maintain good relationships throughout.
  • Able to demonstrate the application of governance utilising business systems and construction processes that develop a result driven culture of excellence throughout the project team.
  • Good Technical knowledge and experience of Mechanical & BMS systems testing and commissioning including a thorough understanding of the interfaces and integration tests required to successfully commission mechanical systems.


At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Station Handover Lead’s looking for new employment.

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