HS2 Route Engineer

What does an HS2 Route Engineer do?

An HS2 route engineer works in a team that is responsible for developing route, station and depot options for the new high speed rail line. On a typical day, that could include:

  • Gathering information and making decisions;
  • Working with consultants who are experts in particular areas, and adding their ideas to the plan;
  • Working alongside community and engagement teams to make sure the public understand the plans and can have their say.
  • Developing technical designs and standards, so that plans for different parts and areas of the railway all fit together.

To learn more about an Route Engineer does on a day-to-day basis, hear from Andrew Wood, one of HS2's Senior Route Engineers.


A route engineer normally works from 9:00am to 6:00pm, from Monday to Friday, but you need to be flexible when you have a deadline to meet, or if you need to travel to different sites along the proposed route.

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