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Signalling Engineer

Design the signal systems that regulate train movements across a rail network.

What's it like to be a Signalling Engineer?

Signalling Engineers design systems used to control railroad traffic. They develop systems used to signal and control trains, including equipment on tracks, computer networks and failsafes. Controlling railroad traffic requires coordination between systems and rail companies to keep trains operating safely and smoothly.

Signalling Engineer

Tasks and duties

  • Designing and implementing signalling systems.
  • Retrofitting existing signalling systems to update them, either in response to regulations or to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Meeting with clients to discuss plans and prepare case studies to learn more about the specifics of an installation.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and investigating equipment faults.
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You usually need an engineering degree and several years of industry experience to become a Signalling Engineer. Cadetships may be available to graduates. Due to the critical infrastructure involved in the role, a background check may be required.

  1. Complete a relevant bachelor degree in engineering. This could be a degree specialising in mechanical, computer and network systems, mechatronic or electrical engineering. This usually takes four years of full-time study.
  2. Gain several years of professional experience in the rail industry. Consider starting off as an assistant engineer.
  3. Alternatively, paid Cadetships may be available that allow you to work for rail operators under the guidance of experienced engineers.
  4. Complete certifications and checks as required by your employer, such as a Construction Industry White Card, Rail Industry Worker Card, Safely Access the Rail Corridor training and background check.

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May 2021
Railway signalling engineer is a life-time learning
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
electrical engineering
The good things
The willing to learn both new tech and old relay circuits and logic.
The challenges
Different principles from different clients can be straggling.
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