Operations & Presentation Leaders

Job reference: SYS-6957

Location Bletchley and Camden
Business Area / Department Engineering (see also Head Office Engineering) ~ Depot
Salary & Benefits Competitive salary and excellent benefits including free travel on all Abellio services
Closing Date 13/05/2021
Back to vacancies

Operations & Presentation Leaders

Job reference: SYS-6957

West Midlands Trains has an exciting opportunity for two Operations & Presentation Leaders to join our team covering our Bletchley and Camden depots. These are full-time, permanent positions and will be working shift patterns. The successful candidates will lead and deliver the Operational and Presentation plan by the best utilisation of resources and facilities to ensure customer requirements, quality standards and company profitability are achieved.

Job Purpose

  • Report and make recommendations regarding staffing levels, working arrangements and contractor compliance. Play an active role in maintaining the safety culture of the carriage sidings.
  • Identify opportunities to improve West Midlands Trains Operational and Presentation processes achieving customer expectations. Play an active role in continuous improvement within the carriage sidings.
  • Ensure all Shunters undertake the safe shunting of Traction and Rolling Stock within the depot boundary in accordance with Industry Group Standards and Depot Operating Instructions.
  • Ensure all Shunters undertake shunting, tanking, CET, fluid and other consumable replenishment (oils, greases, coolant, screen wash, sand etc.), where competent and control the safe movement of traction units when required. Play an active part in competence management. Assist in the training, assessing and development of all trainees.
  • Comply with instructions, rules and regulations. Play an active role in ensuring that traction leaves the depot on time, to plan and in correct formation.

Knowledge and Experience our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in working with Health and Safety, Quality, and Environmental policies and practices
  • Leadership experience ideally within a railway operational and train presentation environment is desirable.
  • Must have an ability to communicate clearly and confidently with all levels of personnel both written and oral.
  • Demonstrate ability to work on own initiative.
  • NVQ Level 3 supervisory management or Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) or previous demonstratable leadership experience is desirable.
  • Assessors qualification is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Rail Rules and Regulations.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of CoSHH is desirable
  • Road vehicle driving License is essential, and authority to drive Railway Service vehicles 

In addition to a competitive salary, West Midlands Trains offer a wealth of benefits including free travel on West Midlands Trains and other Abellio group trains for you, your partner and dependent children, 75% discount on all other train travel over most of the UK rail network, development opportunities to help you further your career with West Midlands Trains.

Applications will be considered from internal colleagues after they have completed 6 months in current role.  A full check of absence, performance, disciplinaries and safety incidents will be considered when sifting applications.

As part of the recruitment process candidates will be need to take the required online assessments for shunting and meet our standard, to be considered for this role.

We reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any time due to high volumes of applications.

(please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment).