Rail Systems Engineer
Rail systems engineers provide insight and technical engineering expertise in regards to railway projects.
- 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
- 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–£70,000
Qualifications & TrainingUsually, 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.