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Duty Shift Manager (2 year fixed term contract)

Location: Derby United Kingdom
Job ID: R0018644
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Duty Shift Manager - Derby (Etches Park)

2 year fixed term contract

Salary - £58,304 + shift allowance (5%-12.5%)

Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the around the globe? 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

Hitachi Rail are offering an exciting opportunity to join its growing UK Services business by joining the Etches Park team in Derby. The fleet consists of 33 five car class 810 Bi mode trains that will revolutionise rail in Derby.

In this exciting new role you will be responsible for the supervision of maintenance team leaders, technicians and team members inclusive of all contract staff. This will also include the responsibility of health and safety of operatives on site inclusive of any contract staff, safe delivery of sets into service and delivery of planned maintenance whilst on shift.

This role is working a 4 on 4 off shift pattern. This will initially be a days and afters shift, moving to days and nights. The first 3 months training will be based at either Melton Mowbray and Doncaster working a days shift.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Responsible on a shift basis to ensure that The team delivers the contractual requirements for availability of train to the correct standard to meet the diagrammed requirements of the TOC
  • To ensure all contractual KPI’s are complete for each SET before entering service
  • To ensure that all records are completed and entered into the maintenance management system.
  • Obtain and use engineering schedules, procedures and specifications for traction and rolling stock activities
  • To be familiar with ECM (Entity in Charge of Maintenance) requirements and their applicability to Hitachi Rail Limited and the responsibilities within the role 
  • Support good health, safety and environmental practices in the workplace
  • Organise resources and prioritise routines to undertake planned and unplanned traction and rolling stock engineering activities
  • Responsible for the safe movement of rolling stock
  • Responsible for the recruitment of the maintenance team members
  • Responsible for the continued development of the maintenance team
  • Responsible for all health and safety on site whilst on shift
  • Responsible for the control of contractors whilst on shift.
  • Control costs through planning of resources
  • Identify and deal with hazards in the railway environment
  • Carry out in process and post process / maintenance checks in accordance with the Quality manager to drive continuous improvement and discipline within maintenance activities
  • Gather and execute the maintenance plan from the Planning Manager
  • Deal with disciplinary issues within the maintenance teams
  • Ensure team competency is up to date and assessments are carried out in line with the Hitachi competence management system.
  • Accept and confirm responsibility for the control of traction and rolling stock assets
  • Develop professional and support good working relationships with all other maintenance teams and support functions
  • Learn new skills in accordance with Hitachi’s new business demands as required
  • Liaise with Hitachi and external personnel as required to complete the duties of the post

About you


Licences / Competences

  • Stock-Specific maintenance VIT training
  • Risk assessment Training
  • Trained Assessor
  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations (internal and external)


  • M & E HNC or served engineering apprenticeship.
  • ILM leadership and management level 2 or equivalent


  • Good written, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to work under their own initiative.
  • Ability to challenge and hold people to account


Licences / Competences

  • Network Rail Sentinel PTS
  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel, Equinox, SAP Depot Protection
  • Production / operations management experience / qualifications is preferred. 
  • Managerial experience working within a rail maintenance environment
  • Working at Height
  • Depot protection
  • AC/DC Depot isolation
  • Production / operations management experience / qualifications is preferred.

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!

Closing date for applications is 26th September 2023.


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