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Rolling Stock Engineer

Competitive remuneration and benefits package

About the role?

This role covers service delivery for Hull Trains and Lumo

We are recruiting for a Rolling Stock Engineer to support Lumo and Hull Trains service delivery. The post holder will support the Engineering Team in all aspects of their functionality and ensure compliance with the Safety Management System. They will hold key accountability for ensuring all aspects of the performance regime are monitored, analysed and tracked in a robust fashion. Project management of ongoing industry initiatives as required. Provide Fleet On-Call cover to support during times of incident and disruption.


You will be based at Newcastle upon Tyne.

Requires travel to Edinburgh, Hull, Newcastle, York and London

Key Accountabilities?

  • Collaborative working with third party maintainers to meet the availability requirements of service provision.
  • Support Fleet Delivery Managers in investigating safety, reliability and performance issues
  • Review all incidents reported within the control log by collating evidence from the maintainer, Route Control, Train Crew, and any other pertinent source, and commence attribution discussions with relevant internal or external departments
  • Review remedial action taken by third party maintainers and ensure compliance with relevant processes, standards and approvals
  • Review, analyse and implement engineering change process, working closely with third party maintainers.
  • Analyse all performance data to identify failure trends; develop rectification, performance and engineering plans including necessary modifications to address those issues, taking into consideration the Engineering Change and Maintenance & Overhaul Policies
  • Attend and represent HT in industry wide discussions associated with ECDP
  • Project management of industry initiatives including ECDP
  • Attend reliability and performance meetings
  • Compile accident/incident investigations and complete reports
  • Auditing of third-party suppliers
  • Support train rescue during incidents
  • Provide 24/7 first line fleet support for third parties and the wider business.

Who are we looking for?

  • Comprehensive standard of education, with a strong background in engineering specific to the Rail Industry
  • Familiarisation with Class 802 rolling stock
  • Familiar with and accept training on office-based software suits e.g. SAP, HFMT, SOROS, MS office and any other system relevant to the role.
  • The ability to work as part of an effective Engineering Team understanding the ultimate business goals and supporting the department to achieve their overall business objectives
  • Audit qualifications to support full review of engineering procedures and suppliers
  • A1 Assessor / Trainer

Hull Trains

We've been in the rail business for twenty years and we put our success down to our people. Many of our employees have developed successful careers with us and now we're looking for passionate and positive people to join our team.

We deliver 92 services a week direct to London King's Cross from Beverley and Hull and are regularly rated as one the UK's best rail operators for passenger satisfaction.

Customer experience is what we're well known for and within our home city we work closely with local charities and organisations to deliver a vital service for the people of Hull and East Riding and its economy.

Now with an impressive fleet of bi-mode Class 802 state-of-the-art trains, our Paragon fleet is one the most modern on the UK's rail network.

As an ambitious open access rail operator, which is part of FirstGroup, we're proud to carry the name of Hull down the East Coast Main Line to the capital and we're excited to be planning our long-term future.


Lumo is a brand-new transformational, innovative and digital open access train company.

We will provide regular, cost effective 100% electric train travel between London and Edinburgh from October 2021.  We will be an alternative to flying that is cheaper, kinder to the environment and just as time effective as taking a domestic flight.

Our people are key to our success and we are recruiting an engaged, empowered,  multiskilled and flexible family of colleagues who live and breathe our values of:

  • Fresh thinking and innovation to delight customers
  • Service performance and excellence in everything we do
  • Challenging and disrupting industry norms
  • Collaborative and consistent in what we do
  • Lean and agile in our approach
  • Providing a healthier, safer and environmentally sustainable approach to everything we do

We value diversity. We are a progressive and inclusive employer. We value differences such as age, gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity, religion, and disability.  All our colleagues have a voice and are supported to be their authentic selves at work. There is no demarcation of roles and all our colleagues are empowered. 

We are an inclusive employer and open to considering flexibility in all our roles, from a full-time part time and flexible perspective.  Please talk to us at interview about any flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Do you want to be a part of our journey?

Interested? Click below to apply

For any queries please contact:  Richard Vernon, Head of Fleet by emailing

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Newcastle upon Tyne
Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, NE1 5DL
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  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Closing Date:
    7 December 2021
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