Rail and rail systems engineer

Rail and rail systems engineer

Specialise in a specific aspect of the railway, helping maintain railway tracks and equipment

A rail and rail systems engineer will specialise in a specific aspect of the railway, such as civil engineering, rail track, rail signalling and control, rail systems and integration, rail traction and rolling stock, rail telecommunications, network and digital, and rail electrical, mechanical and building services. The overarching role of all rail and rail systems engineers is to ensure the railway runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis and to provide engineering knowledge across their own organisation to ensure this is the case. This includes supporting work on the integrated safe design, construction, installation, maintenance, renewal or decommissioning of assets and equipment, to provide a safe and reliable railway.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and maths

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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