​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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​Located 35km southeast of Dusseldorf and 25km northwest of Bonn, Köln is the fourth most populous cities in Germany, with a population estimated at 1,083,498. Köln covers an area of roughly 156 square miles and has the third tallest cathedral in the world and one of Europe’s largest and older universities. Köln has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, including;

Opera House Regeneration

A project that will see the 1950s concrete complex and introduce new studio space and stage for children’s opera has been rumbling on since 2011, which was when the city approved the plans. The initial cost of the project was estimates to be around €253 million, but this sum could now rise to around €841 million.

Köln-Deutz transport hub

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is providing approximately €280 million euros as part of its network package of measures to improve rail capacity. The main part of the project will be the construction of a Köln-Deutz transport hub.

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