Rolling Stock Engineers design and oversee the manufacturing process and installation of rail vehicles. This includes locomotives, carriages, wagons and multiple units. Rolling Stock Engineers design new trains and electrical or mechanical parts, supervise modifications and resolve any technical problems. Rolling Stock Engineers also perform maintenance duties, ensuring trains are in good condition and meet quality and safety standards.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Rolling Stock Engineer?

From employer to employer the job description of a Rolling Stock Engineer will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • read and follow written technical instructions

  • help to build new engines and carriages

  • fit out carriages with lighting, upholstery, control panels and communication systems

  • inspect bodywork, roofs and undercarriages for wear and tear or damage

  • repair or replace parts

  • carry out regular checks on brakes and couplings

  • take apart, test and reassemble mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems

  • write reports and update maintenance records

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​Brighton situated on the southern coast and is one of the two main areas of the city Brighton and Hove. Brighton is 47 miles south of London and as of 2017 has an estimated population of 290,885. Brighton has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Lewes Road (Preston Barracks and University of Brighton)

Redevelopment of the council owned 2.2 hectare brownfield site to create a mixed use development that will encourage regeneration in this part of the city.

Edward Street Quarter, Brighton

A development of the land to the north of Amex House to build the new headquarters building for American Express. The current development forms the first phase of a masterplan that will in the future take in new development on the site of the old Amex House.

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