All Careers

Timetable planner

Timetable planners make sure trains follow the right paths at the right times. They make sure passengers and freight arrive at their destinations safely and on time.

Project planner

Project planners support the construction of new rail infrastructure and major system or network improvements. They help organise projects, manage contracts, and coordinate teams.


Lookouts keep a continuous watch for approaching trains. They warn workers so they can move themselves and their tools to safety.


Cleaners maintain a clean and hygienic environment for rail passengers and staff. They use manual and powered equipment to wash and disinfect surfaces, remove litter, stains and graffiti.

Systems engineer

A systems engineer develops and oversees all aspects of complex systems. As a massive and multifaceted system with many moving parts, systems engineers play a vital role in designing, building, and maintaining our rail network and infrastructure.

Systems analyst

Modern rail networks have many interconnected systems that manage communications, signalling, train control, and business functions. Systems analysts create, maintain, and improve the computer systems that these rely on.

Track inspector

A track inspector inspects sections of the rail network to ensure it’s safe and maintained. They complete patrols on foot and by rail vehicle.

Train driver

Train drivers move trains that carry passengers or freight. They drive trains along a rail network, use communication systems, and respond to signalling to safely reach their destination.

Train controller

Train controllers plan and control daily train schedules. They oversee the safe movement of trains using computerised train control signalling systems.

Sustainability adviser

Sustainability advisers lead organisations and communities towards better environmental, social, and economic futures. They advocate for best practice in design, construction, and operations to protect the environment and meet community needs.

Tram driver

Tram drivers move trams through urban networks. They navigate trams along busy roads while watching for pedestrians and other vehicles crossing their path. They get passengers safely to their destination.

Trade assistant

A trade assistant supports tradespeople in workshops and on construction sites. They use tools, prepare work areas, clean equipment, and provide general labour.

Technical trainer

Technical trainers prepare and deliver training courses to help workers learn new skills. They pass on their specialised knowledge and experience to new generations of rail workers.

Software engineer

A software engineer develops the computer systems that control rail networks and machinery. They automate control systems, and implement advanced machine learning algorithms to make rail safer and more efficient.


Stores workers assist freight operations. They receive, store and deliver goods to or from warehouses and freight depots.

Project designer

Project designers help plan and deliver rail infrastructure projects. They identify project features, and develop design documentation and technical specifications that meet project goals.

Protection officer

Protection officers ensure workers in the rail corridor are safe. They assess work conditions, and select the right protection methods to protect workers from oncoming rail traffic.

Project manager

Project managers lead the delivery of projects such as new rail infrastructure, or major system or network improvements. They manage all parts of the project, often coordinating a team of engineers, planners and designers.

Process engineer

Process engineers support the manufacturing of new trains and other rail infrastructure. They design manufacturing methods, create product specifications, check product quality, and improve manufacturing efficiency.


Plumbers install and repair systems that carry water, sewerage and gas. They’re fundamental to building new rail lines, tunnels, freight hubs, and passenger stations.

Plant maintainer

Plant maintainers use tools and machines to repair, install, and assemble large rail equipment and infrastructure. They ensure the reliability and safety of trains, carriages, plant machinery, and more.

Plant operator

Plant operators use construction machinery to build and maintain rail infrastructure. They operate forklifts, cranes, trucks, bobcats, excavators, and more.

Signalling engineer

Signalling engineers design, construct, test and commission the systems that control trains and allow drivers to navigate the rail network safely. They combine mechanical infrastructure with electronics and software to create an integrated signalling system.


Procurement is the business area responsible for selecting materials, equipment, services, and suppliers to meet operational or project needs. Procurement managers ensure purchases meet requirements for quality, effectiveness and cost.