Electrical Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Derby, United Kingdom


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Job Purpose

To provide electrical engineering expertise to engineering teams & project teams delivering rail vehicle enhancement projects and component overhaul services.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Engineering degree (or equivalent) / HNC in electrical engineering
  • A register engineer, ideally an Incorporated Engineer or aiming towards Incorporate Engineer registration
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in design or commissioning & maintenance of rail vehicle electrical systems or components
  • Experience in the specification, design, testing, maintenance, and failure investigation of electrical systems, machines or components
  • Experience in use of Electrical CAD system e.g. AutoCAD

Essential Attributes

  • Positive attitude, self-motivated and understands own strengths  
  • Able to work with limited supervision, prioritise work and make effective decisions
  • Good communication skills; must be able to communicate and present technical issues effectively and concisely
  • Good ability and knowledge in using commonly used office applications and tools, including Microsoft® Office™, Microsoft Project™
  • Role requires working at different locations to support the delivery of projects and the performance and reliability of products

Principle Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Provide electrical engineering knowledge, experience and skills to engineering projects
  • Produce & check technical documentation including specifications, electrical design information, test plans & procedures, technical reports
  • Produce engineering calculations including cable rating, earth fault and over current protection co-ordination, insulation co-ordination
  • Undertake failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) for electrical systems
  • Provide risk evaluation, assessment and mitigation evidence for electrical safety hazards
  • Support investigations into failures of electrical systems & components, determine root cause and present findings
  • Interface with external and internal customers on engineering project progress and issues  
  • Conform to business processes and procedures
  • When requested, act on behalf of the Head of Electrical Engineering (Rolling Stock)
  • Perform any other duties within capabilities, training or experience

Quality, Health & Safety

  • Comply with company and statutory Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental and other policies and procedures
  • Ensure all reports proactively participate in Health & Safety management processes
  • Ensure that investigations and reports on failed / defective components are carried out in line with policies & procedures in a timely manner


  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with current and potential customers in such a manner as to maintain the reputation of the company as a world class supplier of railway vehicle services

Continuous improvement

  • Identify methods of improvement within the area of responsibility
  • Link to the Wabtec group to deploy improvement initiatives (WMS, new technologies, etc.)

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.