Project Engineering

Providing experienced and competent individuals for key engineering roles in both client and supply chain organisations. All engineers undergo a full and robust assessment in accordance with our competence management system which is aligned to NR/L2/RSE/02009.

We can provide ATW competent Project Engineers, DPEs and System Engineers, or CREs and CEMs with specific experience tailored to your project requirements.

Every engineer supplied by Touchstone rail will provide insight and engineering expertise adding value to your project. They will lead on design integration and have the right level of experience appropriate to the size and scale of the project.

  • System Integration QUADS assessed DPEs can be provided for projects of any size or complexity offering expertise in technical and design integration and engineering management.

  • Professionally registered experienced engineers can be provided to manage the design and construction integration and assurance process.

  • Project engineers can be provided for all railway disciplines for the full project lifecycle.

  • Responsible engineers can be provided for all railway disciplines for the full project lifecycle.

Our expertise

Why choose us?

  • Experience and capability

    Drawing from the combined experience of our directors and wider team, we have the capability to make a positive difference to your project. We’ll add credibility and confidence with decisiveness and strong leadership at each and every stage.

  • Positive interaction

    Engaging, approachable, flexible and proactive, we’re committed to making a positive difference for our clients and service users. We understand the importance of managing projects efficiently, striving to provide the very highest quality of service.

  • Interface management

    Our vast ASPRO and stakeholder management experience separates us from our competitors. By efficiently managing the interface between third parties and clients, we eliminate time, effort and cost, resolving conflicts through collaboration.

  • Industry knowledge

    To complement our in-house expertise, we have immediate access to an extensive network of associates and multi-disciplinary SMEs, providing specialist competency covering the full spectrum of railway systems and functions.

  • Safety first

    Our positive health and safety culture and robust management system recognise that continuous collaboration is essential to achieving the highest standards. Safety starts with every individual, and this underpins the collective values of Touchstone Rail.

  • Nationwide coverage

    We are resourced to undertake any assignment or provide project support throughout the whole of the UK Rail network and have the flexibility to operate at short notice.

  • Yes – We appreciate that there are multiple service areas required to deliver railway projects. With our core knowledge base and extensive network of associates, we are open to discussions on how we can help provide you with a solution.

  • Touchstone Rail has a supplier pre-qualification process and would welcome an expression of interest. A PQQ can be provided upon request via

  • All Touchstone Rail engineers performing roles under NR/L2/RSE/02009 will be internally assessed in accordance with our competence management system. Many of our engineers also hold current Network Rail ATW (Authority to work) competencies.

  • We have extensive experience working within the Network Rail ASPRO organisation and are well placed to help your project navigate the process and manage the complex interface with Network Rail and other key stakeholders such as train operating companies. We will lead on engineering management and design assurance and can also act as the PMO (Project Management Office) providing full CDM management and construction management expertise.

  • Touchstone Rail are fully RISQS verified and qualified via audited. We hold a professional membership with the PWI and are members of CIRAS. We will also be undergoing ISO9001:2015 accreditation in 2023. Our RISQS certificate can be located here.

  • You can find a full list of our permanent way design services here.

  • We have vast experience in delivering Depot projects throughout the UK covering the full lifecycle from feasibility through to design, construction and placing into service. We can also help with asset condition and maintenance advice for depot related and ‘off network’ facilities.

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