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

How can we help with your Rolling Stock Engineer job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Rolling Stock Engineer professionals across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Rolling Stock Engineers and secure the market's leading Rolling Stock Engineer opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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

​Oxford is a city in Oxfordshire England and home to the University of Oxford, which is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. With an estimated population of 152,450 this city lies 56 miles northwest of London and covers an area of 17 square miles. Oxford has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

A40 improvements

Two of the schemes within the A40 improvements work (A40 Oxford North and Eynsham park and ride) have already progressed past consultation. The initial proposals are now complete for the A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor (Duke’s Cut, integrated bus lanes and the extension of the dual carriageway) and Access to Witney.

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