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Train Presentation Supervisor

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Location: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44879
Date Posted: Feb 6, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Repair & Maintenance
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 Europe 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 recruiting for Train Presentation Supervisors to join our team in Swansea at our state of the art Train Maintenance Centre. This is a permanent role working on a night shift basis.


This role is the communication link between the HRL production teams and the Cleaning contractors.  The Train Presentation Supervisor will be carrying out inspections on the trains to complete our KPI process. They will also be raising and closing work orders in SAP once the vehicle has been cleaned and communicating that back to the production team once all cleaning activities are completed.


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Carry out KPI Inspections in accordance with the IEP contract requirements
  • Recording of KPI failures on KPI scorecards though the associated I.T. Systems

  • Assurance of train presentation standards to the Train Services Agreement Cleaning KPI’s
  • Participate and support internal and external cleaning assessments and audits as required
  • Work closely with the Duty Shift Managers and Production team to ensure that allocated sets undertake internal and external cleaning to the required standards.
  • Overseeing the delivery of our cleaning services operation via cleaning operatives and cleaning contractors
  • Take responsibility for making all Cleaning Operatives aware of and that they are familiar with the correct use of all equipment and materials. Responsible for control and distribution of cleaning material ensuring stock rotation and safety in storage.
  • Manage the teams to ensure the contracted services are delivered to the agreed contract specification and standards
  • Take responsibility for developing and maintaining the procedures, systems and resources necessary for delivering cleaning, grounds and waste services on site
  • Ensure all statutory, health and safety and environmental licences, certificates and documentation relevant to areas of responsibility are available on site for audit and review
  • Ensure data is collated and monthly KPI reports are produced for presentation to the Operations Management team
  • Support Facilities Management at regular contract review meetings with service contractors and suppliers
  • Manage equipment, resources and labour requirements to satisfactory complete service works
  • Conduct audits to ensure company is exceeding required specifications and performance
  • Under the direction of the Manager, co-ordinate the response to any unforeseen incident or problem including staff absenteeism
  • To be aware of and actively promote and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values.
  • To be involved in Hitachi Rail Europe’s staff development and training and participate in PDP procedures.
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail Europe’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe’s Health and Safety policy.
About you

Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience of heavy industrial vehicle cleaning practices. Rolling stock cleaning experience preferred, but not necessary 

  • Excellent team management and good communication skills and effective customer service approach

  • Good written and verbal communications skills. Good report writing skills necessary

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, word, excel, PowerPoint

  • Manage resources to ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures including but not limited to recruitment, staff performance, training, development and appraisals.

  • Experience of and commitment to the effective implementation of equal opportunities and CSR policies.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment


  • Previous experience of supervising cleaning operations to a high standard


Desirable Requirements

  • Advanced use of SAP to close work order
  • IOSH
  • Understanding of KPI processes
  • Management of Sub Contractors
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 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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