Build your engineering career in rail

Engineering career pathways for graduates

Work on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country and share your expertise through an engineering role in the rail industry. Find your place in the rail industry to support the design, management and planning to support the next generation of rail.

Career pathways in rail

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Civil engineering

Whether you are working on the construction of some of the biggest rail projects across the country or contributing to vital upgrades to improve the speed and efficiency of the network, civil engineers are in demand in the rail industry. Civil engineers are essential to investigate, plan, design, construct and maintain rail tracks and support structures such as bridges, tunnels, earthworks and drainage.

Electrical engineering

Electrical engineers are helping drive the modernisation of the rail industry, guiding the adoption of new technology and innovation that make a real difference to the people that rely on rail services. Work on electronics, computer systems, telecommunications and control, either in the field or as a project manager.

Environmental engineering

Do you want to contribute to the sustainable development of our cities and towns? Environmental engineers in the rail industry guide the industry’s growth and development to make sure we make the most of the environmental benefits rail has to offer. Environmental engineers complete site assessments, provide environmental advice and compliance assessments, and ensure a focus on environmental safety during maintenance and construction projects.

Mechanical engineering

Good design, manufacturing and maintenance is a crucial part of keeping the trains running on time. Put your mechanical engineering skills to use by being part of the teams that design, develop and maintain trains for passenger and freight operations across Australia and New Zealand.

Be involved across the entire production process, from researching and investigating technical issues, creating and refining concepts, working with draftsmen to lay out technical drawings and delivery and commissioning works.

Software engineering

As the rail network increasing relies on digital solutions to drive effiency and customer service, software engineers are playing a pivotal role in the industry’s development. Use your skills to analyse, design, test, implement, commission, assess and monitor highly sophisticated railway operations, infrastructure, train control and rollingstock related software.

Specialist engineering

With projects ranging from new trains to new railway lines and entire underground railway networks, specialist engineers work on developing new solutions in established and emerging issues in the delivery of rail.

Contribute to the development of smart infrastructure that is faster, quieter and more responsive as a specialist engineer.

Structural engineering

Want to be part of building the future of rail? Structural engineers are critical to the construction of new rail projects across Australia and New Zealand.

Help create new rail infrastructure that meets the needs of today and the future.

Telecommunications engineering

The rail industry relies on highly specialised signalling expertise to ensure its safe operation. Use your telecommunications engineering qualification to help plan, design, commission and monitor the complex networks and systems that underpin all rail operations.