Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Merseyside, England
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Reference: 14112/001_1509382005
Contact Name: Christine Edwards
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 30, 2017 16:46

Job Description

Head of Engineering - Fleet MRO

To £60K + Final Salary Pension + Employee Benefits Scheme - Relocation Assistance available

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Engineering to join the team at a train operating company.

The Head of Engineering will join the business during a programme of phasing out existing fleet and introducing brand new trains to the network.

The Role…

The Head of Engineering will be responsible for ensuring that the provision of maintenance and cleaning activities meets the required standards of fleet performance.

As a member of the senior management team, and reporting to the Engineering Director key responsibilities are;

  • Provide professional engineering support in the management of Maintenance Sub-Contract (MSC), as well as the new Train Reliability & Availability Agreement (TARA)
  • Develop new processes for fleet engineering management and ensure high levels of safety, reliability and availability
  • Monitor the performance of contractors ensuring adherence to maintenance and overhaul policies and procedures
  • Management of Engineering Change procedures
  • Technical scrutiny of sub-contractor engineering changes, technical variations, and changes to practices
  • Investigation of major incidents and delays
  • Act as a representative on industry/engineering bodies.

The Ideal Candidate…

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) and Chartered or working towards.
  • Practical experience of fleet maintenance and overhaul is essential. (Rail industry is preferred although aviation or other transport industries will be considered)
  • Strong knowledge of engineering principles and manufacturing processes; materials engineering, welding, metrology, tolerances, NDT etc.
  • Knowledge of rolling stock standards and common railway systems AWS, TPWS, GSM-R - desirable
  • Computer literacy and excellent report writing skills
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Excellent communication skills

Click APPLY NOW or contact Christine Edwards at Morgan Ryder Associates on 0151 480 2300 to discuss in more detail.

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