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

Interested in looking for a new Rolling Stock Engineer job?

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Browse Jobs

Want to find out how we can help you and your job search?

We are always pushing boundaries to improve our services to our clients and candidates. So taking pride in what we do is ranked extremely high. Find out more about the services we can provide for you.

Learn more

​Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is located on the southern shore of the First of Forth. As of mid 2016, the estimated population of Edinburgh was 488,050. Edinburgh has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

St James

Due to open in October 2020, work has restarted on the £1 billion Edinburgh St James development which spans across 1.7 million square ft and will replace the former St James Centre. This will help Edinburgh become a prime shopping destination.

West Princes Street Gardens

West Princes Street Gardens is ready for a £25m upgrade. This will mean that the 1935 Ross Bandstand and will also include a new path network, making the most of the green space.

Looking for a new construction job?

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Browse our jobs

Want to find out how we can help you and your job search?

We are always pushing boundaries to improve our services to our clients and candidates. So taking pride in what we do is ranked extremely high. Find out more about the services we can provide for you.

Learn more