​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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​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.

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