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Duty Shift Manager

Location: Bristol, POST-AVO, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0014110
Date Posted: Jan 29, 2023
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

We are currently recruiting a dedicated Duty Shift Manager to join our train maintenance centre in Stoke Gifford Bristol. In this exciting role you will be responsible for the management of servicing, train presentation, resource planning, and fault identification and repair of Hitachi rolling stock assets to meet performance targets.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Manage maintenance team activities to ensure production and train service requirements are achieved to meet performance targets
  • Responsible for ensuring maintenance is executed to plan.
  • Control all train moves entering / exiting the maintenance shed in coordination with the TMTL, PICT, drivers, and DP personnel.
  • Ensure all work completed is captured on Equinox and all parts, materials, and equipment are booked out and returned to the stores as required.
  • Manage team competency for new entrants, specialist equipment users, and safety critical procedures.
  • Manage and promote good behaviours to comply with SSHEQ and best industry practices in the workplace.
  • Carry out accident / incident investigations and support the Production Managers through the use of root cause analysis.
  • Support management with the selection and recruitment of new and promoted employees
  • Encourage depot continuous improvement initiatives
  • Responsible for team member motivation and development
  • Ensure good housekeeping and waste management procedures are adhered to.
  • Manage staff leave, minor disciplinary issues, return to work interviews, appraisals, and probations.
  • Manage all issues that arise outside office hours and contact on-call support as required
  • Develop professionally and support good working relationships.
  • Liaise with Hitachi and external personnel as required to complete the duties of the post.
  • Carry out regular team briefings, tool box talks, and attend morning meetings and other management meetings as required
  • Ensure all processes are carried out to protect contractors and visitors on site, including unit access and depot protection procedures
  • Carry out Depot Driving should business need arise.
  • Assist with all Hitachi Business activities as required.

About you


  • Network Rail Sentinel PTS
  • Depot Protection
  • Working at Height
  • Manual Handling


  • M & E HNC or served engineering apprenticeship
  • Engineering based NVQ level 3
  • Leadership Training  - ILM or similar (or working towards)


  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to rules and regulations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
  • Good team worker
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.


Licences / Competences

  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel
  • Electrical/Pneumatic schematics reading
  • Mechanical drawing reading
  • Train driving
  • Fire warden
  • First Aider

Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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