Managing directors of vehicle divisions secure the management and teams of the division with recommendations and guidance, preparing and delivering reports, briefings and analysis to the top management of the organisation and to represent the organisation on various committees functioning within the industry.
The professionals in this area have a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in a business, finance or engineering related field, have good leadership qualities and have previous experience in budget management and control and operations management. Some may also require a previous experience working in the railway industry.
Vehicle design engineers are involved in the design, manufacture and operation of railway vehicles and their respective subsystems.
The professionals in this field design and produce visual representations of railway vehicles, choosing the most appropriate materials for manufacturing, researching new designs and solutions and building prototypes of components among other things.
Vehicle design engineers have a strong railway background and have experience dealing with rail vehicles, have formal academic qualifications within mechanical or electrical engineering fields and to have a flexibility to travel to regional railway locations if needed.
Professional working in vehicle maintenance take positions of a supervisor, manager or labourer.
The professionals in this area are responsible for controlling and ensuring the safe and proper functioning of the railway vehicles. The job may also require providing feedback to supervising officials and providing leadership for teams of people.
Maintenance professionals have sufficient experience of working in rail and certain positions may require leadership qualities and an education in the sphere connected to rail.