Rail Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

To become a Rail Engineer, it’s recommended to have a Bachelor of Engineering degree specialising in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, or in a similar field. If you’re new to Rail Engineering, many New Zealand employers will also prefer previous experience working in the Rail industry, such as a Train Conductor or other rail industry worker.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of a Rail Engineer can include the following:

  • Inspecting train locomotives, including engines, tracks and carriages
  • Conducting field repairs and adjustments
  • Reporting significant problems to management/control
  • Liaising with rail dispatchers, traffic controllers and other rail industry staff



Following a few years’ experience, a Rail Engineer can move into a senior Engineering, managerial or consultant role. Alternatively, they can also progress into other areas of Engineering, including Reading, Electrical or Substation.


Salary Range

50K – 92K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955




Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427