Technical Services Manager

London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Services Manager required to work in the Rolling Stock Industry for a major rail company.

Circa £55,000

London, Friars Bridge Court

Hours per week



Purpose of the Role

As a Technical Services Manager you will manage and lead the technical services team to provide the company with a complete and effective Technical Support service, with principle responsibility for the whole fleet, consisting of 367 trains (1466 vehicles). You will identify and manage Engineering Technical Rolling Stock risks on the company Fleet, ensuring they are as low as reasonably practicable.

You will be responsible for providing, maintaining and developing production aids that support Production in delivery of planned and unplanned maintenance. You will provide certified maintenance plans and procedures for all the company's Fleets, ensuring that the plans and procedures are constructed, controlled and managed through the engineering management system; developing where necessary.
You will provide support and internal approval for externally lead maintenance specification changes, modifications etc. Additionally, you will be accountable for the compilation, integrity and analysis of train incident data, and for the production of performance reports for internal and external stakeholders. You will oversee reliability trend analysis and the development and delivery of initiatives/plans to improve reliability on the company's fleets.
Based in London Blackfriars, you will be required to work 37 hours per week. You will be responsible for providing 24/7 on call Fleet Technical Office support 365 days of the year. The post holder must also be able to obtain PTS certification.

About you
To excel in your role, ideally you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:
Proven experience in leading and managing a highly skilled and motivated team in delivering critical business aspects in a demanding environment.
Substantial experience in a Traction and Rolling Stock engineering environment.
Familiar with modern Traction and Rolling Stock systems and reliability issues.
Able to interpret Traction and Rolling Stock technical standards and Railway. Group Standards and assess risks to engineering change.
Able to understand and be able to carry out Risk Assessments.
Degree in an Engineering Discipline.
Leadership and management development to ILM level 5 or higher.
Chartered Engineer or working toward Chartered status. (desirable).
Excellent written and verbal Communication skills.
Planning and Organising skills with the ability to prioritise and set realistic timescales.
Ability to engage and influence external and internal stakeholders.

Extra benefits
As well as a generous salary, our customer offer an impressive benefits package which includes a Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme and free travel on company and sister company rail services. After a qualifying period, you can also look forward to reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services - benefits which extend to family members.
You’ll receive a generous annual holiday entitlement and access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our 'Benefits for You’ scheme.

If interested, please call MPI and ask for Dan Watts.