Rail and rail systems principal engineer

Rail and rail systems principal engineer

“A rail and rail systems principal engineer leads integrated safe design, construction, installation, maintenance, renewal, or decommissioning, to provide a safe and reliable railway”

A rail and rail systems principal engineer is a senior strategic role and provides industry-wide leadership in their specialism, be it rail civils; track; signalling and control; systems and integration; traction and rolling stock; telecoms; network and digital; or electrical, mechanical or building services. In this role, you’ll be responsible for defining the scope of the railway work to be done within your specialism. You’ll liaise with industry partners beyond your immediate organisation and lead integrated safe design, construction, installation, maintenance, renewal, or decommissioning, to provide a safe and reliable railway. On completion, you’ll be a key decision maker, influencer and leader who will be proactive in finding different potential solutions to problems and identifying areas for improvement at a project, organisation or rail industry level. You’ll also achieve a postgraduate qualification, most likely in engineering.

Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications or experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum