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Fleet Engineering Manager

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44849
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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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!


As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK’s next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

We are currently looking to recruit talented Fleet Engineering Manager. This is a permanent role and is responsible for managing all front line depot technical support to reliability, availability and overall performance of HRL fleets


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:


General Management:

  • Provide support to HRL operations team for Fleet Engineering issues, including advanced fault finding support, initial root cause analysis of service incidents, maintenance first line technical support and depot supply chain support

  • Chair periodic Technical Meetings with relevant stakeholders to discuss fleet safety, reliability and passenger affecting issues and improvements

  • Responsible for inspiring, managing and growing an effective fleet engineering team, building a culture of trust, continuous improvement and collaboration

  • Report on fleet engineering activities on a regular basis to the Head of Field Engineering, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of the relevant Key Performance Indicators

  • Work collaboratively with the Operations, Plans and Performance and Supply Chain to support work streams and changes as required

  • Ensure that Environmental, Health and Safety, engineering and quality standards and procedures are adhered to


People Management:

  • Provide leadership to teams under direct control. Coach, mentor and develop direct reports to provide a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions

  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance

  • Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements

  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures

  • Complete regular performance reviews, manage attendance, holidays, disciplinary issues and procedures as appropriate


Relationship Management:

  • Act as HRL point of contact with TOCs, ROSCOs and other internal and external stakeholders for Fleet Engineering issues

  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the engineering requirements

  • Inspire and motivate the team, consistently manage performance firmly and fairly

  • Act in a self-aware and professional manner.

  • Engage in continuous improvement, providing an optimism and resilience in periods of change.

  • Perform consistently at a high level in a high pressured environment

  • Self-motivate and maintain professional conduct under pressure


  • BEng or MEng qualified engineer, or relevant experience

  • Significant experience of UK mainline rolling stock engineering and maintenance.

  • Extensive operational experience

  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements

  • Demonstrable experience of leading an engineering team with a proven track record in engineering leadership, delivering effective engineering strategies, policies, processes and systems

  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development

  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers

  • Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against deadlines

  • An appreciation of, and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures

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 a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, generous annual leave entitlement 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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