Role: Fleet Technical Manager
Hours: 37.5 per week, Full Time
This is a pivotal role within the Fleet Engineering Department. The person undertaking this role will be responsible for strengthening the technical knowledge and influence of the business within the rail industry on engineering issues.
A highly technical person, you will be responsible for providing input into the development of a safe, available and reliable fleet honed to meet challenging business needs. This will require you to be innovative; to design bespoke solutions for operational and engineering problems, which are cost effective and pragmatic. You will work closely with customers on their requirements.
Your main responsibilities will be:
- To provide technical engineering knowledge and skills to ensure safe and efficient operation of the company’s fleet of T&RS with all variants of other traction and rolling stock
- To provide a deep understanding of the mechanical, electrical and pneumatic interfaces of all DMUs, EMUs and other rolling stock that are moved under the SMS
- Liaising closely with the Commercial team, provide detailed technical knowledge and understanding during the assessment and development of new flows of business traffic, particularly with regard to the interfaces between new and existing traction and rolling stock
- To assist in the sourcing of spares, parts, tooling, drawings and the requirements of obsolescence management on an aging fleet of vehicles, and the provision of spares for interface equipment with DMU and EMU rolling stock and translator equipment
- As directed by the Head of Engineering, create technical files, CSM-RA, and supporting documentation for engineering change, compatibility assessments, modifications and approvals tasks.
- Carry out incident investigations and create reports in accordance with internal procedures and industry standards. Review and close out NIRs and other high-risk defect reports, provide customers with specialist support when required following fleet incidents or component/system failure or malfunction
- Manage third party consultancies, industry experts and suppliers when necessary to augment the company's engineering knowledge and resource
- Provide input to the development of new locomotives, multiple units and rolling stock for the business and its sister companies
- Represent and ensure company’s requirements are championed at industry meetings and all aspects of the ERTMS programme
- Provide support for commissioning and testing programmes for new traction and rolling stock
- Review and implement Network Change requests from a technical aspect, including such systems as GSM-R and other interoperable components
- Review and implement changes as required to the Rolling Stock Library, R2, National Vehicle Register, TOPS and other industry systems. Ensure integrity and accuracy of all entries for traction and rolling stock
A full Job Description can be provided on the submission of a full CV
- Demonstrable experience in railway engineering
- Computer literacy on typical MS Office tools and railway mainframe systems
- Detailed knowledge of R2 and TOPS
- Willingness to travel and work away from home as required by the business
- Full, clean driving license
- Understanding of business development and implementation processes.
- Detailed understanding of railway infrastructure, facilities and geography.
Salary and Benefits:
- Competitive salary and benefits dependent on experience
So, if you have the right experience and skills please apply now!