We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Rolling Stock Consultant to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering Business Development, you will provide your rolling stock expertise, both technical and asset management, to First Rail Holdings projects.

About the Role

Typical projects include bidding for new business opportunities, rolling stock procurement and project mobilisation as well as supporting business improvement initiatives as part of First Group’s engineering best practice programme.

You will be required to work within cross-functional teams, leading where appropriate. You will build a strong network of contacts throughout First Rail Holdings operating companies and actively seek out opportunities. Key responsibilities of the role will also include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver project tasks through a focus on timelines, quality and team behaviours
  • Actively seek out assignments to achieve your, and the teams, utilisation targets
  • Explore opportunities and develop them into projects, where appropriate, to meet the team’s revenue target.
  • Support colleagues in train operating companies, facilitate the sharing of best practice.
  • Continuously seek to develop your expertise and experience to meet the changing needs of First Rail Holdings


Our head office is based in London. Ideally candidates will be able to work on-site at these premises. However, we do provide flexible working and for the right candidate we will consider. applications from across the UK, with the possibility of remote working. Details of which, to be discussed on application and interview.

How to Apply

To find out more about this role or to apply, please visit our website HERE

All applications must be submitted by 15 September 2023.

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