Team Leader

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Date: 16 May 2024

Location: London, LND, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 442793


Location: Ilford, IG3


Appointment Basis: Permanent. 4 on 4 off 12 hour shifts, rotating days and nights.


Apply by: 29th of May


Salary + Benefits: £44,851.92 for a 37 hour contract plus an allowance of £913 per month for working 44 hours


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains, train services, and signalling infrastructure projects. It has built just under 40% of the UK’s mainline train fleet, all the fleets currently in service with London Underground and Dublin’s LUAS.


It is building the UK’s biggest train programme in a generation – AVENTRA - for seven of the UK’s largest train operating companies, is ramping up to build the next generation of Greater Dublin’s commuter trains, DART+ as well as 54 HS2 high-speed trains in a Joint Venture. Alstom also supports 66% of the UK fleet through its Services business and is the UK’s leading CP6 signalling & infrastructure provider.


Employing 6,000 people across the UK and Ireland, we design, build and test trains at the UK’s largest end-to-end train manufacturing factory in Derby and operate major sites at Widnes, Crewe, Ilford and Plymouth, as well as 30 train services depots across the UK&I




Your future role


Take on a new challenge and apply your leadership expertise in a new cutting-edge field. We're seeking a dedicated individual to join us as a Team Leader, managing a maximum team of 22 talented individuals. You'll be responsible for ensuring all train maintenance and servicing activities run to their maximum efficiency and output. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business, this includes total preventative maintenance, managing and supporting production staff in fault finding and technical investigations and much more.


We’ll look to you for:


  • Drives an environment and culture of safety using I-forms, 5s walks and Safety Conversations
  • Comply with and ensure the team complies with all Safety requirements
  • Maintain a professional demeanour that reflects commitment to quality, continuous improvement, diversity and respect for individuals
  • Actively engages with and promotes APYSYS actions and initiatives
  • Follow systems and procedures outlined by company / project manuals
  • Ensure Company policies and procedures are followed


Production Operations


  • Work as directed by and in-cooperation with the Operations Manager and comply with all depot protection procedures.
  • Organise workflow according to workload to meet delivery schedule.
  • Co-ordinate and control all jobs.
  • Ensure the completion of all duties with a minimum of waste.
  • Report to the Operations Manager Daily on team and individual work accomplishments, issues, progress in tasks, deliverables and work processes.
  • Lead the team in resolving issues.
  • Coach, facilitate, solve work problems, and participate in the work of the team.
  • Assure that team addresses all relevant issues within VMI or Work instructions, specifications and various standards.
  • Escalate issues which cannot be resolved by the team.




  • Provide a positive, motivating example for employees.
  • Conduct briefings or toolbox talks.
  • Communicate with the Operations manager on behalf of the team to inform them of any performance management issues and recommend subsequent actions, such as assignments, peer reviews and performance appraisals.
  • Create and environment orientated to trust, open communication, creative thinking and cohesive team effort.
  • Coach and help develop team members; help resolve dysfunctional behaviour
  • Provide guidance to the team based on management direction.


Equipment and Materials


  • Inform the Operations manager of equipment, material and production issues
  • Maintain a safe work environment and ensure the maintenance and upkeep of work area.



All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 


  • Team leader and management experience from any industry
  • Leadership and growth potential
  • Higher education qualifications
  • Highly self-motivated individual, able to work under your own initiative
  • You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together
  • Actively Committed to team development



Things you’ll enjoy


Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career.


You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


What we offer


We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, , 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday. Contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.



Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?


Equal opportunity statement:

Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.



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