Commercial Engineering Manager

Recruiter
Fusion People
Location
Derby, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
06 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1253414564
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Commercial Engineering Manager
Location: Derby
Duration: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £65k+

This role will be key in providing engineering technical support to the business' Commercial team. It will be your task to manage the successful delivery of engineering solutions by the company and its partners ensuring customer value whilst maximising profit.

You will develop new business opportunities for the company as well as managing the day to day relationships with existing customers and stakeholders, working with key contacts with Train Operating Companies, Heavy Maintenance Suppliers and Train Manufacturers at Senior Management and Director level.

Duties & Responsibilities:
* Working closely with the supply chain and industry experts, develop a deep understanding of the future requirements of the manufacturers, leasing companies and operators of new rolling stock from a technical engineering aspect.
* Ensure all engineering, certification, approvals and technical aspects are considered at an early stage of an enquiry or request from a customer to operate train services.
* Provide indicative costs for engineering activities for inclusion in the pricing model at an early stage.
* Ensure time and costs for site visits, vehicle inspections, review of maintenance systems, facilities and processes etc. are included in commercial bids for work packages as relevant.
* Review and action the status of vehicles within R2, RSL, National Vehicle Register and TOPS that form part of commercial requests to operate services.
* Use industry best practice and underpinning knowledge of testing and commissioning activities, CSM-RA and approvals (NoBo, DeBo, AsBo) to support new trains introduction programmes.
* Carry out vehicle inspections, site and depot visits, attend customer meetings, develop relationship with engineers within external organisations to ensure communication and information exchange is timely and of the highest calibre.
* Prepare budget forecasts, Board papers and reports as required.
* Provide detailed revenue forecasts and projected cost analysis as required.
* Improve the delivery of the company's customer service offering through continuous improvement initiatives.
* Initiate and progress through to closure contracts, contract amendments, variation orders, heads of terms agreements, etc. in conjunction with other internal functions.
* Support the Head of Commercial as required.

Person Specification:
* Minimum HNC/HND qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.
* Be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge and significant experience in the management of fleets of traction and rolling stock, depot management, maintenance contracts, new vehicle introduction.
* Utilise an excellent railway geographical knowledge, particularly of depots, facilities and equipment, to ensure the company's vehicles and services can be maintained, tested, repaired, enhanced and approved at suitable locations relevant to their operation
* Ability to integrate engineering requirements into a non-engineering department, to discuss and explain engineering issues in detail with non-engineers, avoiding the use of jargon or technicalities
* Be able to manage and develop mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders.

Salary and Benefits:
* Excellent salary
* Private healthcare after probation
* 8% employer pension contribution
* 33 days holiday per year

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