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My Introduction
#1
Hi there,

I'm a Portuguese based electronics engineer. I started working in Alcatel, back in 2003.
My role in the first year was as a support engineer for the maintenance center for signalling. After one year of learning experience,both in paper, by hands in the job and many fault finding situations. I got to be the Head engineer of the Maintenance center. After this role, I was invited to join the light rail project of metro do Porto. My next chalenge was in catenary construction, for another year. And finally got to a consultancy position, for the construction division of signalling and telecomunications at Refer headquarters.
As construction contracts have been halted in Portugal, I'm strugling to find a new oportunity either in The UK or Europe. I'm not considering going to Africa or Brasil at this point.
I'd rather take some advantage of the experience I gathered these years. But unfortunately seems I can't get any value for my past experience. As job oportunity's are not comming my way.

Hope to get some help, and help someone as I can.

Rui
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#2
Rui,

Welcome to IRSE Exam. You could try one of the many recruitment websites such as Railway People. Else, TfL and Network Rail are looking for staff in the UK. The addresses are easily obtainable from an Internet Search.
Le coureur
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#3
Suggest you speculatively send your CV to Bombardier who are currently working on the Sub Surface Resignalling, Automatic Train Control project for London Underground.

I don't think they would offer training as such, but elements of your experience could well prove useful to them now and I am sure you'd pick up more experience just from working on the job. At present the project just in the concept design phase but at present they seem rather lacking in people with practical site experience. Worth a try.

(18-06-2012, 10:01 AM)rfreitas Wrote: Hi there,

I'm a Portuguese based electronics engineer. I started working in Alcatel, back in 2003.
My role in the first year was as a support engineer for the maintenance center for signalling. After one year of learning experience,both in paper, by hands in the job and many fault finding situations. I got to be the Head engineer of the Maintenance center. After this role, I was invited to join the light rail project of metro do Porto. .....
As construction contracts have been halted in Portugal, I'm struggling to find a new opportunity either in The UK or Europe.

I'd rather take some advantage of the experience I gathered these years. But unfortunately seems I can't get any value for my past experience. As job opportunity's are not coming my way.

Hope to get some help, and help someone as I can.

Rui
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