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Future in Your Hands


When working at TÜV SÜD in the area of Railway and Transportation Systems or Amusement Rides, you make sure that things run smoothly, literally speaking. Ensuring the quality of, for example, public vehicles, cable cars and amusement park facilities is no job to be taken lightly – the highest level of safety must be provided.

Within your area of expertise, you will make transportation systems safer for the people and goods they move around. We do this by inspecting, testing and certifying technology such as high speed, metro and light rail, or by providing operators and authorities with the right training.

Our work may include the testing of operations and their maintenance, as well as that of prototypes. We authenticate vehicle types and series, check operational facilities, and audit controls and software. We also provide risk analysis and programmers and support our customers in the introduction of new technologies, materials and methods across markets.

If you have a stomach for heights and love to travel the world, our amusement rides services might be for you. TÜV SÜD has been the expert for all types of amusement rides for over 100 years. Our specialists accompany and advise developers, designers, manufacturers and operators from the first plans to the finished installation all over the world. At TÜV SÜD, experts like you intensively familiarise themselves with complex systems and cover a wide range of technically demanding topics at national and international level.

Depending on the role, an engineering degree with relevant business experience is the first step to joining us. If you think you would be the right fit, we would like to see your application!

Learn more about us and the projects we work on, and get first-hand insights from our colleagues.

Find out what kind of people we want on board, the benefits of working at TÜV SÜD and the development opportunities we offer! 

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  • Riyadh Winter Wonderland

    Inspired by London’s annual Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia decided to organise their own festive fun. 42 amusement rides, from small children's rides, to classic roundabouts, to the famous Power Tower from Munich’s Oktoberfest, and the Double Looping, one of the world’s largest transportable roller coasters, were purchased, reviewed, pre-inspected, shipped from Europe, installed, and inspected. They even brought over the Wonderland’s famous 55m-high Ferris wheel. The festival site lies opposite King Abdullah Financial District and covers 200,000 square metres.

    During the entire process, we were onsite as safety consultants, looking over everything according to the latest standards. We conducted a pre-evaluation of the selection of rides and a pre-inspection to uncover any technical issues that may compromise safety before and after the rides were shipped.


Our experts are our most valuable assets, working across many fields, making certain that we stay a part of progress and help shape the future. We’re looking for forward-thinking people to join us.

We aim to shape the future by becoming one of the pioneers of the digital revolution through our comprehensive portfolio of safety, security and sustainability solutions. Academics, specialists, and practical-minded generalists alike will find many suitable areas of employment in our organization.

Our work in the fields of Railway, Transportation Systems and Amusement Rides offers the ideal choice if you are a graduate who has completed an engineering degree in the field of electrical engineering: “mechatronics”, or mechanical engineering with a hands-on mentality. However, different roles may require different expertise. You can also come to us with a degree in mechanical, railroad, or electrical engineering or communication, energy, or signalling technology. Several years of relevant business experience are also often a requirement.

Although you will alread be an expert when hired, you will have a professionally supervised training period of between one to several years depending on the area of application and previous experience. This is so you can gain the necessary certifications to perform your tasks and duties and be able to assess more complex systems. During this period, you will of course be earning a salary on a full-time professional contract.

We are passionate about technology, our careers, and contributing to a safer, more sustainable world – and our work ethic reflects that. We are looking for people who take a closer look, conducting their work thoroughly to come to informed decisions. We need people who love collaborating, are always looking forward, and are firmly committed to our responsibilities for safety and sustainability.

For further information, please check the specific requirements within our job ads.

Personal and Professional Development

Your professional competence is crucial to our success. As an expert, you need to have a clear idea of how to tackle your challenging tasks and work in an environment you can build your career in. This is exactly what we offer you.

To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we offer a range of professional and personal development programmes, as well as courses that keep engineers at the pinnacle of their technical expertise.

As a TÜV SÜD employee, you will have the chance to hone your skills and refine your talents, whether you want to simply ensure you’re still up-to-date, broaden your knowledge or take that next step into leadership.

We have a future-oriented approach, which includes training for the current job and for trends you might see in the future, such as digitisation. Find more detailed information about these opportunities in our “Learning and Development” section.


Working at TÜV SÜD offers a host of benefits. We provide you with a stable and rewarding environment for performing complex and challenging roles. In addition, we offer many opportunities for lasting personal growth and development.

You will also find attractive salary packages, sound benefit options and a harmonious work-life balance. Click here to discover more details.

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