Railway Engineer

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What is Railway Engineering ?

Railway Engineering is a specialist field in Transportation and Civil Engineerings. Railways are incredibly complex and
expensive systems which are exclusively designed for the efficient passage of trains to transport people, freight and equipment.
The incredibly advanced trains which use these rail networks are expensive vehicles and so
a Railway Engineer is faced with different challenges to a Highway Engineer.

Depending on the role sought within the Railway Engineering discipline,
an Engineer could be expected to be involved in the design, construction,
maintenance and operation of trains asnd rail systems (monitoring and controlling the rail network and the trains).

Skill Requirement to become Railway Engineer

Knowledge of BS, HA, NR and Eurocode design standards Standards play an increasing role in modern construction and engineering work as teams try to co-ordinate work and ensure best practice across a range of disciplines.
MicroStation Liverpool to Manchester electrification project, Balfour Beatty Rail used MicroStation draughting and allocation for the bridge cross-sections, OLE layouts and bonding.
APM and Prince2 Prince2 and the Association for Project Management’s APMP are the starting points for anyone serious about a career in project management
Be a Big Data wizard Like every other industry, rail is currently infatuated by Big Data, which promises to produce startling and valuable business insights. Key areas of interest include everything from calculating the value of a customer to the impact of price variations and how to time trains more cost effectively.
Hazop analysis Hazard and operability study skills will give you a big leg-up. Hazop expertise means you’ll know how to map out risk scenarios methodically, how to set up response processes, and be familiar with the vocabulary used in the industry during Hazop analysis.

Job Scope for Railway Engineer

  • Building new engines and carriages
  • Fitting out new carriages with upholstery,lighting, control panels and communication systems
  • Inspecting bodywork, roofs and under-carriages for wear and tear or damage
  • Repairing or replacing parts
  • Making new parts
  • Carrying out regular maintenance checks on systems such as brakes and couplings
  • Taking apart and testing mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems
  • Writing reports and updating maintenance records

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