​What is a Signalling Engineer?

In a rail environment, signalling engineering enables operators to regulate the movement of trains on the network with minimum conflict or delay. A signalling engineer will choose to specialise in design, construction, maintenance or project management. 

What are the typical daily duties for a Signalling Engineer?

From employer to employer and project to project the job description of a Signalling Engineer can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Undertake independent checks of the signalling detail design as per relevant standards and Signalling Design Specifications

  • Performing complex railway signal design tasks to relevant standards, industry codes and practices

  • Interacting with key internal and external stakeholders to achieve optimum outcome

  • Provide functional support and guidance to junior Design staff for all aspects of Signalling Design

  • Assist in the risk assessment of planned and completed designs

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​Cambridge is a city in the county of Cambridgeshire, England. Known for the famous University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209 this city has an estimated population of 158,434, which includes an estimated 29,327 students. Cambridge has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

AstraZeneca - biomedical campus

After being given the go-ahead by Cambridge City Council, Construction of the facility, which will cost more than £500million to build in the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, began in spring 2015. Due to the company being a world leader in researching and manufacturing a range of drugs, this move is expected to bring new jobs and opportunities to the area.

Cambridge South station

Due to be completed in 2022, situated near Addenbrooke’s Hospital, this project will provide access to a major employment site that will support new homes and 16,000 existing and 7,000 new jobs.

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