Chief Engineer, a Belmond Train

GBP 80,000 - 100,000
Job description

Belmond is seeking a Chief Engineer for a luxury train in the UK.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader with a passion for excellence and an unswerving approach to maintaining standards. The ideal candidate will take full control of all the maintenance and engineering required to safely and successfully set up and operate the train while striving towards Belmond’s brand strategy of being the number one luxury travel experience in the world.

About the role

Based in London and reporting to the train’s General Manager, you will be responsible for the Engineering Team, managing employees, contractors and support services in line with budget and operational standards. You will ensure the train is maintained and operated in line with ORR and National Rail standards and participate in required projects and improvement programmes to roll out new functionality, procedures, scheduling and reports. With responsibility for the budget, supply chain, accurate forecasting and delivery of maintenance, and economy of all utilities and resources, you will need to have excellent planning, communication and strategy skills.

About Belmond

Belmond is part of the world’s leading luxury group, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Belmond has been a pioneer of exceptional luxury travel since 1976. Its portfolio extends across 24 countries with 46 remarkable properties that include the illustrious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, remote beach retreats like Cap Juluca in Anguilla, Italian hideaways such as Splendido in Portofino, and gateways to natural wonders such as Hotel das Cataratas beside Brazil’s Iguassu Falls. From trains to river barges, safari lodges to hotels, each unique property has a distinctive story, personality and identity, with a personalised team to match. The essence of the Belmond brand is built upon its heritage, craftsmanship and genuine, authentic service. We treasure history while looking to the future. We embrace community spirit and believe in responsible, sustainable tourism. As part of our Think Global, Act Local approach, we prioritise purchasing food from sustainable sources, run and support educational programmes and follow sustainable practices to reduce our impact on the environment.

Belmond and you

When you join Belmond, you become part of a global family. We ask you to embrace our Belmond behaviours, follow our directives and reflect the ethos of our group. In return, we ensure our employees enjoy just as many memorable moments as our guests. Benefits include the Discovering Belmond programme, which offers team members complimentary accommodation at Belmond hotels, discounted rates for our trains, cruises and safaris, and discounted food and beverages. More importantly, we support you in your career. We make a point of investing in your development and wellbeing to help you reach your full potential.


  1. Proven leadership ability and experience in coordinating different teams.
  2. Previous experience with Mark 3 rolling stock.
  3. Experience within the heritage rail industry – advantageous.
  4. Relevant management or field/industry related diploma or degree.
  5. Extensive knowledge and exposure to the UK rail industry.
  6. Ability to compile, read and understand budgets.
  7. Project management.
  8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  9. Strong analytical skills.
  10. Good knowledge and understanding of UK rail operations.
  11. Advanced knowledge of engineering and operation of Mark 3 cars.
  12. Fluency in English, both written and verbal, is essential.
  13. Ability to use initiative and be proactive.
  14. Strong and effective communication and problem-solving abilities essential.
  15. Ability to work long and irregular shifts.
  16. Ability to travel.
  17. Be available weekends & public holidays.


  • Management incentive plan.
  • Group Income Protection & life insurance.
  • Pension fund.
  • Discover Belmond programme.
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