Head of Engineering

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Location: London, Greater London, England
Salary: £75k per year
Job Type: Permanent
Date Posted: 2 February 2012
Recruiter: ATA Rail

Head of Engineering (Rail) - London

Our client whom are a leading rail organisation in the UK require a Head of Engineering to oversee the engineering & technical aspects of traction & rolling stock maintenance & repair of our clients fleet.

Role Description

In this position you will ensure that our clients engineering standard & procedures are applied under the post holder's area of control to ensure that the traction & rolling stock meet the provisions of mandatory Railway Group & our clients standards & codes of practice.

Key accountabilities of the role but are not limited to the following:
• Lead the strategy for maintenance & overhaul of our clients traction & rolling stock with due regard for safety, reliability cost & availability of a serviceable fleet.
• Provide assistance, guidance, advice & support in a professional engineering capacity to ensure hat the engineering activity is conducted with due regard for safety & good engineering practice.
• Undertake reviews of maintenance regimes were applicable due to changes in fleet performance.
• Provide Health & Safety Management of subordinate staff, including safety briefing, objective setting & monitoring etc.
• Participate in industry standards & steering groups as required.
• Identify areas of concern where compliance is in doubt & direct audit to verify compliance of internal & external suppliers, systems & processes.
• Interpret, develop T&RS standards for our clients use.
• Maintain knowledge of changes in legislation, standards & processes & where possible influence their development for our clients benefit.
• Direct technical investigation & report on incidents, failures & defects.
• Prioritise, lead & direct the major projects engineer to ensure that the key strategic projects are delivered in support of the business.
• Liaise with T&RS engineer to ensure the interface between major project & non-major project is not compromised.

Salary & Package

£75,000 p/a
+ Company Car
+ Contributory Pension Scheme
+ Performance Related Bonus
Required Experience/Knowledge
• Several years broadly based experience of Traction & Rolling Stock
• Experience in a supervisory or man-management & the ability to make sound engineering decisions.
• Ideally you need to be a Chartered Engineer in electrical or mechanical engineering.

Please give me a call on 01332 861 856 or forward your application to samuel.platts@ata-recruitment.co.uk

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