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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​Preston is the administrative centre on Lancashire, which obtained its city status in 2002. In 2011 the estimated population of Preston was 122,719 and was a boomtown of the industrial revolution becoming a a highly populated engineering centre. Preston has seen numerous construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

£200m University Development - Preston Campus

Preston campus is set to be transformed, which will include an Engineering Innovation Centre. This project is set to spark major regeneration and business investment in the university quarter, which will further benefit Preston and the surrounding areas. 

£18m Friargate Regeneration Project

This ambitious mixed-use development scheme is set to create a 253 bedroomed building, which is aimed at providing hotel style accommodation to students at the University of Central Lancashire.  

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