The Head of Track oversees business operations in the remit of rail engineering, providing specialist engineering advice for all projects in this area.
- Newly trained track or civil engineers can earn in the region of £20,000 and £28,000 per year
- Trained with experience track or civil engineers can earn in the region of £25,000 and £35,000
- Senior Head of Track can earn £45,000 or more
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
Qualifications and Training
To get into track engineering you will usually be required to have a degree in a relevant subject such as Civil Engineering. It is useful if your degree or masters is accredited by a relevant professional body, such as the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) as it can help you to achieve the status of chartered engineer at a later date.
Many large employers offer structured internship programmes and summer placement schemes in track engineering.
You will be expected to gain thorough knowledge of your specialist sector before being considered for a promotion to Head of Track.