About Us

Our Why

“I originally started Heaton Rail due to experiencing first hand difficulties in trying to find and hire good talent in rail. The old ways of doing things took too long and didn’t deliver the right people I needed.

Being an Engineer and Manager in rail, I felt that I could better connect with, understand, and deliver on a client’s requirements. To this day I still personally consult on a regular basis to make sure I don’t lose this connection and understanding.

I am proud to say that this strategy continues to pay off as my team consistently help our clients do more, faster, and better.”

Stefan Heaton,  Founder – Heaton Rail

Our Mission

Connect rail businesses with bright and passionate talent on demand

Our Vision

To be your trusted partner for people

Our Values


Safety is ingrained into our culture and is our number one priority before anything else.


No BS. Honest and open communication with all dealings.


Promise and deliver. Always ensure customer requirements are met.


Do the right thing even when no one is watching.


Always provide value for money and add value to any works undertaken.

What We Do

From graduates to senior leaders - we specialise in providing skilled engineering, management, and specialist talent to the rail and other heavy industries.

Founded in 2016, Heaton Rail undertakes work both locally and internationally for some of the world’s best rail companies that make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day.

We help our clients do more, faster, and better by connecting them with bright and passionate engineering, management, and specialist talent in the fastest way possible.

Our team undertake work ranging from managing high value and complex projects, designing innovative engineering solutions for aging assets, leading testing and commissioning activities, all the way through to designing and delivering organisational changes.

In 2020, Heaton Rail stepped into a new digital era of our business with the release of our market leading online platform, RoleSpot.

RoleSpot vets and aggregates talent such as engineers, managers and specialists from every possible source including our own staff, job seekers, retirees, contractors, consultants, and even other businesses with underutilised staff, and enables companies to directly find, contact and hire them in the fastest way possible.

Heaton Rail is a member of Avetta (formely PICS) meaning that we are independently vetted and approved to work with some of Australia’s biggest companies and to some of the strictest guidelines covering everything from our insurances to our safety management framework.

What Differentiates Us

Industry Experts

Our highly experienced team have a deep understanding of rail and other heavy industries which helps us deliver on your requirements even when others cant.

Market Leading Technology

We use the latest technology in all areas of our business. This includes our uber-styled web app, RoleSpot, that allows businesses to find and hire top talent fast.

World Class Service

We go above and beyond to deliver a truly world class service. From safety, quality, speed and value, we leave no stone unturned in service delivery and excellence.

Trusted Partners

We are trusted by and work in partnership with rail businesses big and small around Australia to help acquire and retain their most important assets, people.

Contact Us Today

Contact Us today to find out how we can help with your talent requirements. As the old saying goes, a railway is 95% people and 5% iron.