Rail Engineers are responsible for installing and maintaining mechanical and electrical systems in railway machinery, equipment, train engines and passenger carriages.
Day-to-day work of Rail Engineers can be different depending on their area of expertise. This can include locomotives/wagons (mechanical engineering), signals and overhead wiring (electrical engineering), the track (civil engineering) or communications (telecommunications/electronics engineering). They provide technical advice in regards to the safe and capable maintenance, construction and upgrading of the rail industry. It is important to have strong communication and time management skills, effective planning and budgeting and analytical skills in this role. Having an understanding of industry quality standards is also essential.
$80,000 – $150,000 (median: $115,000)*:
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.