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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Bristol is a county in its own right and has a population of 449,300, which was recorded in 2016. Bristol is well connected via road, rail, sea and air via the M5 and M4, Bristol Temple meads and Bristol Parkway rail stations and Bristol Airport. In 2015 Bristol won EU's European Green Capital Award and was named the best city to live in Britain in 2014 and 2017.Bristol has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Bristol Glass Wharf Project

This construction project, which will cost in the region of £30m will see a 7-storey 3 Glass Wharf office project comprising of around 115,000 sq ft of office space and featuring shimmering glass facades which reflect the site’s previous use as a glassworks. The floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades maximise the panoramic views, with balconies providing solar shading.

£90m Bristol Arena Project

International arena design team Populous together with Bath-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and engineering firm Buro Happold have developed plans for the innovative and flexible arena. The arena will have 12,000 seats and will be situated next to the Temple Meads railway station.

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