Fleet Maintenance Engineering Manager(Electrostar)

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Date: 08-Jun-2022

Location: Derby, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

Req ID:207682 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Fleet Maintenance Engineering Manager (Electrostar)
Position ID: 207682


If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Fleet Maintenance Engineering Manager (Electrostar) based in our services depots in London and the South East. 


Purpose of the role
The Electrostar Fleet Maintenance Engineering Manager will be an integral part of the Project Core Teams for the existing rail vehicle maintenance operations on the Electrostar fleets, which operate on the C2C, Stansted Express, London Overground, Southern and South Eastern networks.

The position will report to the Head of UK Fleet Maintenance Engineering and will comprise leading a team of multi-disciplined engineers across several operations sites, located in London and South East areas of the UK. The role also includes the requirement to undertake out of hours duties as part of an on-call roster.



People Management, Engagement & Leadership

•    Ensure that the team is resourced and organised to deliver the key business objectives.
•    Develop engineering organisational capability using all HR available processes, procedures and tools including: Recruitment, Competence Management, Performance Management, Development Plans, Talent Management, Succession Planning.
•    Responsible for the employee engagement of the team and delivering action plans that make a more effective and transparent workplace.
•    Develop effective interfaces and governance with (internal and external) supplier functions critical to supporting business objectives delivery.
•    Principal interface with customers for project level engineering activities and governance.

Delivering Engineering Solutions

•    Ensure that the specified fleet maintenance regime is available, certificated, adhered to and complies with all relevant legislation.
•    Manage relevant ECM (Entity in Charge of Maintenance) responsibilities on applicable fleets.
•    Manage product safety and associated activities, including containments/countermeasures, risk assessments, governance, project delivery and reporting.
•    Ensure depot operations teams are fully supported to resolve arising fleet technical issues, providing fitness to run decisions where required.
•    Engineering change management in accordance with company/customer processes and industry requirements.
•    Identification and delivery of fleet reliability/availability improvements.
•    Preparation and readiness for fleet overhaul activities and fleet improvement campaigns.

Business Performance Improvements

•    Identify, develop and deliver opportunities to reduce the cost of fleet maintenance/operation and mitigate arising business risks.
•    Identify, develop and deliver opportunities to increase project revenue through customer variation orders and supporting bids for new contracts.
•    Manage the engineering team budget.
•    Utilisation of emerging technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities.
•    Maximise improvement opportunities across fleets via stardardisation and best practice sharing.



Experience & Qualifications

•    Previous management experience in relevant similar roles involving the maintenance and overhaul of safety critical systems/equipment in a rail operational environment.
•    Experience in developing and managing technical teams across multiple locations.
•    Proven track record in delivering engineering change solutions to improve fleet safety, performance and cost-effectiveness.
•    Demonstrable project management experience with multiple (internal and external) stakeholders.
•    Experience of delivering engineering activities associated with new train fleet introduction would be advantageous.
•    Strong engineering/technical knowledge of rail vehicle traction and rolling stock systems and maintenance policies/practices.
•    Thorough knowledge of rail industry legislation, safety case obligations and change management/approvals.
•    Educated to Degree or Higher Certificate in engineering/technical discipline.
•    Chartered status or actively working toward chartered status

Knowledge of the Business & Industry

•    Prior knowledge and experience of the rail industry and of its trends, with specific reference to train maintenance and operations.
•    Knowledge of the UK market (train operators and competitors).
•    Understanding of how sub-functions integrate into the train maintenance value chain.

Knowledge of Processes, Systems and Tools

•    Recruitment, Perfomance and Competency Management Processes
•    Project Planning, Execution and Governance
•    Resource and Workload Planning Tools
•    Risk and Opportunity Management
•    Rail Industry Legislation and Safety Case Obligations.
•    Rail Vehicle Engineering Change, Approvals and Certification
•    Maintenance Management and Asset Management Systems
•    Problem Solving Tools and Techniques
•    Business Case Development
•    Risk Assessments & Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
 Language skills

•    Advanced/business fluent level of English


•    Primarily based in the London area, however frequent travel will be required within the wider South East area of the UK.


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



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