Rail engineering jobs

Current challenges for rail engineers are to maintain and improve today’s railway to meet the business need for improved performance at a reduced price; to design a railway for the future while managing transitions from systems using very old components and to embrace technology so that rail services are reliable methods of transport.

The main components of a railway system are trains, track, bridges, earthworks, drainage and environment, electrical power systems and fixed plant, train control systems, telecoms and data management. As a rail engineering technician, you’ll build and service the mechanical and electrical systems on train engines and rolling stock. The role is varied and can include developing products, managing part of a railway system, building new engines and carriages, inspecting bodywork, roofs and under-carriages for wear and tear, repairing and replacing parts and writing reports and maintenance records.

Working closely with other craftspeople, such as carpenters and painters, for most of these, hand and power tools will be used and technical drawings and instructions followed. Working environment will mostly be in a rail depot or engineering workshop, with time on the sidings. Employment opportunities include train operating companies, London Underground, light rail and metro companies and rail freight and leasing firms.

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Buckingham Group Contracting Services

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is an owner-managed, multi-disciplinary contractor

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High Speed Two (HS2 Ltd)

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network in the UK.

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J. Murphy & Sons Ltd

As an infrastructure specialist, Murphy is able to respond to the challenges of any project while making sure we provide our clients with a consistently high quality service.

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Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall is a construction and regeneration group and work on everything from small scale fit outs to major regeneration projects.

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Network Rail

Network Rail owns, operates and maintains Britain's rail network, increasingly delivering improved standards of safety, reliability and efficiency.

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Penso has established itself as a proven innovator and manufacturing partner in the automotive composites industry.

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TARGETjobs Engineering

TARGETjobs.co.uk is packed with thousands of graduate jobs and excellent careers advice.

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Welding Institute, The (TWI)

The Welding Institute is the leading professional engineering institution for the registration of people involved with welding and joining all over the world.

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