Field Maintenance Lead Engineer (Class 222 Meridian)

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Date: 30-Sep-2021

Location: Central Rivers, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

Req ID:170782 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Field Maintenance Lead Engineer (Class 222 Meridian)
Requisition ID: 170782


We are hiring a Field Maintenance Lead Engineer, based primarily at our Derby, Etches Park location.


The role comprises leading and co-ordinating a team of Engineers at Alstom’s Etches Park depot to deliver activities and projects to provide a safe, reliable and cost efficient fleet of trains, which meets the Train Operator’s (East Midlands Railway) presentation requirements and complies with their Safety Case obligations. The role is approximately split 50:50 between Engineering and Management activities and will report directly into the Inter-Urban Platform Fleet Maintenance Engineering Manager.

•    As an integral part of the project core team, understand the required deliverables for the Engineering team to support the project’s business objectives.

•    Use effective project planning and governance structure to organise and co-ordinate the team to deliver its key business objectives on a day-to-day basis, feeding into core team governance activities as required.

•    Primary interface with customers for project level engineering activities and governance, including supporting periodic technical review meetings.

•    Act as a technical authority for the team to review/approve change and a point for escalation for the team to resolve roadblocks/conflict with (internal and external) customers and suppliers.

•    Lead the development and delivery of engineering change to improve fleet/system reliability performance, reduce cost of maintenance & deliver customer variation solutions.

•    Support the identification and implementation of safe, cost effective, containments and countermeasures to identified product safety issues.

•    Lead the planning and delivery readiness (inc. BoM’s, work instructions & configuration) for scheduled maintenance activities, as defined by the Vehicle Maintenance Instruction. 

•    Ensure that the specified fleet maintenance regime is certificated, adhered to and complies with all relevant legislation, and associated limitations are effectively managed.

•    Support depot Operations teams in resolving arising fleet issues – this includes the requirement to undertake out of hours duties as part of an on-call roster.

•    Ideally educated to Degree or Higher Certificate in engineering/technical discipline
•    Chartered status or actively working toward chartered status (advantageous)
•    Strong organisational, resource management and team development skills
•    Strong engineering/technical knowledge of traction and rolling stock systems and maintenance policies/practices
•    Strong project management and stakeholder management skills
•    Experience in fleet maintenance or asset management environment
•    Experience in delivering rail vehicle engineering change, including risk assessments and approvals
•    Knowledge of rail industry legislation and safety case obligations.


Posting date: 03/08/2021
Closing date: 01/09/2021
Competitive salary range
Number working hours: 37 

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