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As part of a major investment programme, there is now unprecedented demand for Railway Engineers. The sector plans to double the number of people with engineering qualifications. Work is of abundance and lucrative.
Working as a railway engineer you find yourself making real lasting imprints on British infrastructure, working on some of the most highly anticipated and exciting projects this country has to offer like HS2 or Crossrail – currently Europe’s largest civil engineering project. The great thing about this trade is you gain your experience on the job – throughout the project lifecycle, including feasibility studies, site investigation works, outline and detailed structural design, construction and commissioning.
You could find yourself working with a huge team or a smaller group of designers – that being said, you will seldom work alone in this industry. Teamwork is paramount and the ability to communicate well amongst your team is important.
Railway civil engineers often take responsibility for safety and for bringing together the work of other engineers, with responsibility for meeting time and cost targets. Project can vary in size from a footbridge replacement during a weekend rail closure through to installation of a new electrical or signalling centre, developing a new tramway for an urban conurbation or planning a new metro.
The rail engineering sector will be responsible for some of the UK’s largest and most vital infrastructure projects in the coming years:
At Cavendish Professionals are always recruiting for Railway Civil Engineers, get in touch and speak to our team to see how we can help you with your next career step, alternatively your next recruitment placement.