Maintenance Engineer Sponsorship Available

January 31, 2024
£37.1 - £44.7 / year

Job Description





CAF Rail UK is a world-class leader in the international market for designing, manufacturing, maintaining, and supplying railway equipment and components. With over 100 years of expertise, you would be joining a global community that is pleased to be known for its variety, flexibility, and ability to constantly adapt and develop. We employ over 350 individuals across numerous depots in the UK and are pleased about our expansion and the opportunity it brings to our staff.

Built on excellence, trust, and sustainability, we value innovative individuals who are enthusiastic about working as a team to contribute to CAF’s success and achieve big things. We hope you will join us for a satisfying career in the rail business, where you can be proud of where you work and what you accomplish. You will be a valued member of the team, encouraged to do your best in the CAF community.Apply today to advance your career and join an industry leader where people and the environment are important.


Mission of the Position

The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for supporting the project in all elements of vehicle maintenance and overhaul, ensuring that safety, reliability, availability, and maintenance targets are met.


Functions and responsibilities.


  • Delivery of the appropriate vehicle maintenance targets.
  • Ensure compliance with all protocols and procedures for providing maintenance services.
  • Critical assessment of the vehicle’s maintainability throughout the design process, as well as a review of maintenance plans.
  • Conduct maintainability demos during the validation process to discover any flaws in the maintenance documentation or design deficiencies.
  • Ongoing assessment of the maintenance programme to maintain maximum vehicle availability.
  • Review of depot interfaces and facilities to ensure they are compatible with the necessary repair activities.
  • Review and planning of material projections for preventative maintenance.
  • Provide support and technical advice to the project for all maintenance tasks.
  • Managing the technical library’s maintenance content.
  • Updates to the maintenance manual suite.
  • Management of maintenance operations throughout the mobilisation period.
  • Management of the Overhaul Programme.
  • Conducting technical studies, condition assessments, and other related investigations to lengthen maintenance intervals.
  • Material usage is managed and monitored in accordance with the maintenance plan and budget, with monthly summary reports generated. Provide input for the business plan.
  • Regular auditing of maintenance activities.
  • Support additional business operations, audits, and initiatives.
  • Conduct CAF, maintainer, and client training.
  • Attend cross-functional meetings with other projects to promote lessons learned and increase efficiencies.
  • Review of ECRs to identify the impact on maintenance documentation.
  • Monitoring National Incident Reports (NIRs) to determine their applicability to the fleet



Training required.

  • HNC/D or above in an engineering-related field.
  • Relevant auditing qualifications
  • Relevant training qualifications


Needed professional expertise.

  • Experience in a maintenance engineering position.
  • PC literate and capable of swiftly learning new software packages.
  • Ability to learn new technology fast.
  • Proven experience with planning and organising.
  • Experience writing audit, technical, and maintenance reports.


Technical and/or practical knowledge are valued.

  • Planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to act decisively and solve employee, vehicle, or equipment-related issues
  • ICT literacy to deal with different technologies and programmes.
  • Leadership abilities and the capacity to inspire others to accomplish deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills, capable of communicating in a multinational and culturally varied organisation.
  • Initiative is capable of working alone to accomplish effective results.
  • Team player who works collaboratively and uses influence to resolve challenges.
  • Problem solving involves thoroughly assessing all aspects of a situation before deciding on the best course of action.
  • Adaptable, capable of managing change while being flexible to specific situations.



Serving Customers

Driving for results

Displaying Technical Expertise

Critical Thinking.

Adapting To Change

Acting with Integrity

Creating and Supporting Teams



CAF Rail UK recognises and values diversity and inclusion, while also respecting differences. As a proud member of WISE and a platinum partner of Women in Rail, we are committed to diversifying our workforce and creating an inclusive working culture for all colleagues. Our objective is to find, attract, and keep a diversified range of colleagues with extensive expertise and talent from a large candidate pool.

We value diversity and recognise that working with a varied team of individuals helps us succeed more effectively. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who believes that everyone should be treated fairly and feel included. We hire based on skill and performance, regardless of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, country origin, religion, or disability.


CAF Rail UK is devoted to the health and well-being of all of its employees. Our benefits programme aims to increase employee engagement and build a healthy workplace culture in which all employees are recognised and encouraged.


We are pleased to provide our employees:

-25 days annual leave balance plus UK bank holidays.

– Annual leave carryover/cash-in

-Increased annual leave for extended service.

-Reward and recognition programme and yearly company awards

Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption leave

-Excellent workplace pension system with employer contributions of up to 10%.

-Wealth Management & Financial Workshops

-The Bike2Work scheme

Access to a dedicated and supportive EAP, as well as a generous health care cash plan.

-Enjoy exclusive rewards, discounts, and special deals from over 1000 renowned high street and online businesses.

-Flexible work and family-friendly workplace policies

-Life Assurance: 4 times basic pay

-Professional membership and sponsorship.

-Charity days to promote Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Value projects.

-A supportive group of Mental Health Champions.

-A dedicated women’s network.