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Job ID: 44849
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
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.
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:
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
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
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
Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against deadlines
An appreciation of, and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures
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!