Hull Trains is an award-winning long distance operator, running 92 direct services from the Hull and Humber region to London Kings Cross each week. This amazing accolade reflects the values that we live each day; supporting each other, delighting our customers and being open, honest, proud and professional at the heart of what we do. Our success starts and ends with you and that's why we're committed to supporting you in a varied, long and rewarding career with Hull Trains
Summary of the role
As Head of Fleet you are responsible for ensuring a safe, reliable and clean fleet of trains is available for our customers every day. As a key leader within our business your focus will be on the management of outsourced maintenance. With strong engineering commercial acumen, you will develop effective relationships with all stakeholders and inter-facing companies, managing the performance of all suppliers whilst taking accountability for developing and delivering an effective communications strategy throughout the business.
As we look forward to receiving a new fleet of Hitachi bi-mode units in December next year, you will lead the management of transition with the existing fleet being returned and the introduction of a new fleet.
Finally, as the custodian of our continuous improvement programme you will provide visible leadership and actively support initiatives and development within the team.
-Ensure all Engineering and Safety Standards and SMS requirements are met
-Ensure the appropriate vehicle maintenance and cleaning instructions are in place for the leased rolling stock, conforms to the appropriate standards and is value for money
-Manage the safety, welfare and performance of the Engineering Team
-To deliver a safe, reliable and clean service, every day. Striving for a defect-free fleet of trains
-To achieve company availability requirements
-To ensure compliance with vehicle leases
-To manage all maintenance within agreed budgets and implement continued improvement plans
-To proactively work with their internal stakeholders (Director, Operations & Customer Experience) to deliver the agreed service for the customer
-Review NIR's issued by the industry and advises Hull Trains on the appropriate response
-Issue and control any special checks required on the rolling stock
-Continually review the performance of the rolling stock and propose technical modifications and changes to instructions to improve performance
-Review material usage and identify trends which may affect safety and performance
-Initiate and manage any technical or procedural engineering changes to the rolling stock operated by Hull Trains
-Monitor and approve the purchase of safety critical components fitted to the rolling stock to ensure such materials conform to the relevant industry standards
-Manage the system for ensuring comprehensive records are in place for all maintenance arrangements
-Review technical issues, modifications and engineering change with the relevant engineer in the ROSCO
-An experienced Engineering Manager with a proven track record of success
-Able to demonstrate strong engineering commercial acumen
-Able to demonstrate leadership skills to set the highest standards within the team
-As a minimum, Engineering Degree or higher degree/business qualification. Chartered Engineer status is desirable.
-Possess a thorough knowledge of all facets of the fleet
-Can work as part of an effective Engineering Team understanding the ultimate business goals and supporting the department to achieve their overall business objectives
-The ability to demonstrate success in ensuring quality of service from our contractors are monitored and effectively managed for an effective service within budget
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