Railway Engineering Design

Railway engineering design technicians provide technical support to engineers who design infrastructure and systems for railways. The engineering disciplines involved include signalling, rolling stock, track, systems, civil engineering, communications, electrification and electrical plant. It is likely that many technicians will specialise in a particular discipline whist others will have a broader skills base.

A technician’s work could involve:

  • Design – surveying a site, producing design drawings, assisting the development of technical solutions and production of calculations.
  • Analysis – use of software systems for data gathering, analysis and design.
  • Planning – helping to manage projects, set deadlines for the design of the project and working to a programme.
  • Site engineering — taking responsibility for checking the progress and quality of specified technical aspects of construction work on site.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Contributing to design solutions by preparing calculations, producing engineering drawings and models.
  • Supporting the administration and management of projects.
  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards set by clients and the industry.
  • Working as a member of a team in both an office and on-site environment.