Rail systems engineer

Rail systems engineer

Rail systems engineers provide insight and technical engineering expertise in regards to railway projects.


The Role

  • Engineering design
  • CAD/CAM computer modelling
  • Creating reports to outline solutions
  • Preparing and submitting reports, studies, models and similar documentation to support decisions and calculations
  • Performing calculations
  • Offering engineering guidance to other team members
  • Ensuring the safety and legal compliance of all engineering work
  • Working with other engineers and designers to decide how best to design solutions
  • Working around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm
  • Not uncommon for overnight or weekend work to apply in exceptional circumstances

Salary

  • Newly trained rail systems engineers can earn in the region of £25,000£35,000
  • Trained with experience rail systems engineers can earn in the region of £35,000£45,000
  • Senior or chartered rail systems engineers can earn in the region of £45,000£65,000

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.


Qualifications and Training

Usually, a BSc Honours Degree in an engineering field in England; the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, will most likely be required. Some positions will require an engineering Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant engineering body.

However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered.


Vacancies

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Find out more

For information on the Rail Systems Engineer role in Scotland please visit the Skills Development Scotland website My World of Work.

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