Locomotive Engineer - Field Service Engineer (Peterborough)

£30,000 - £32,000 per annum (12.5% shift allowance + van)

Would you like the opportunity to work for one of the most successful companies in their sector? We have a need for Diesel Locomotive Engineers around Tonbridge.

Ford & Stanley – Talentwise, the technical recruitment experts are aiding the recruitment of a Field Service Engineer working on the class 66 locomotive.

The Opportunity


Peterborough & surrounding

Areas Considered

Peterborough, Felixstowe, Cambridge, North London, Northampton.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Carry out maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and fault-finding activities as necessary
  • Act as lead engineer for contracts, projects or tasks as necessary to support operational performance or customer demand as identified by line manager
  • Take the lead role in progressing specific technical engineering issues as directed by line manager, providing guidance to other engineers as necessary

The Candidate


  • Relevant experience gained in a similar position
  • Proven track record of working effectively with Diesel engineering technology, associated systems and controls
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet people with ease and confidence, understanding and accommodating the needs of the customer.
  • Ability to create a network of contacts across various disciplines that provide advice on what resources are available both within and outside the organization
  • Able to work in a flexible manner to provide high quality specialist services which benefit the Company and lead to a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Non-confrontational when handling or involved in conflict situations and able to adopt a passive and non-demanding working ethic to achieve agreed and acceptable standards and timescales.
  • Ability to work on locomotives in railway sidings, depots and operational sites
  • Understand the safety culture within the UK rail industry and how maintenance impacts on delivering safety
  • Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship or equivalent experience
  • BTEC National Certificate /ONC in Engineering or European equivalent.
  • Personal Track Safety
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Safety Critical Competence (Company Assessment)
  • Driving license

Possible job titles

Field Service Engineer, Field Service Technician, Locomotive Engineer, Locomotive Technician, Diesel Engineer 

£25,000 - £35,000

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