Rail and rail systems senior engineer

Rail and rail systems senior engineer

“A rail and rail systems senior engineer applies rail and rail systems technical engineering skills in a broad range of management and leadership activities”

A rail and rail systems senior engineer is an operational leadership role—someone who can take responsibility for people and the work in hand within a conventional or high-speed railway context. As an apprentice, you’ll develop expertise in rail civils; track; signalling and control; systems and integration; traction and rolling stock; telecoms; network and digital; or electrical, mechanical or building services. You’ll learn to lead people or processes in one of these distinct areas, in tasks such as managing integrated safe design, construction, installation, maintenance, renewal, or decommissioning. Your work will require a deep knowledge and understanding of how the railway works as an integrated, complex system from an operational perspective. On completion, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree, most likely in engineering.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum