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Outstation Manager

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Location: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44894
Date Posted: Feb 10, 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 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

Hitachi Rail are looking for an Outstation Manager to lead the Swansea Maliphant train maintenance centre. This role is responsible for depot based planning and management of all production related activities regarding maintenance and defect rectification, fleet campaigns, modifications and improvements to Hitachi rolling stock assets.


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Provide line management for shift team leaders.
  • Continued development of all unit maintenance objectives to maturity.

  • Overall responsibility for the safe, efficient and profitable operation of unit maintenance at responsible Outstation.

  • Management of the HRL Maliphant TMC budget including responsibility for delivering financial and KPI targets.

  • Unit maintenance and availability aspects of IEP TSA delivery and compliance.

  • Establishing a constructive working relationship with relevant Trade Unions and, in liaison with HR, working with them to ensure positive outcomes with regards to day to day industrial relations.

  • Liaison with relevant Train Operating Companies and Maintenance Control to ensure their reasonable expectations are managed and met within the constraints of applicable contractual arrangements.

  • Plan and implementation of appropriate management systems to fulfil the requirements of the Depot Access Agreement and Train Service Agreement

  • Supporting and developing an effective depot CI culture.

  • Other relevant duties as allocated by Depot Manager.

About you
  • Extensive managerial experience working within a rail maintenance environment

  • Proven stakeholder management ability
  • Planning and scheduling experience
  • Railway and engineering operations knowledge
  • Understanding of contracts and KPI awareness.
  • Strong health and safety awareness


  • Mechanical & Electrical HNC, served engineering apprenticeship or an equivalent level of experience.

  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations (internal and external)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times

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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