Fleet Maintenance Manager

Last updated 16 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


, GB

Department Name

Route Services

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here.

Route Services is a division of Network Rail, formed to provide our routes with services and supplies that they need in order to maintain and deliver a better railway for a better Britain. We work with our customers to provide them with the safest, most cost-efficient and effective services enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

Supply Chain Operations

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. SCO aims to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we:

  • Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.

  • Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.

Behind the scenes we:

  • Process £7,000,000,000 of payments.

  • Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls.

Every year:

  • Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.

  • Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

Brief Description

Lead and manage a Maintenance delivery team in the maintenance, overhaul, repair and modification activities of assets safely and within budget.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Lead a Maintenance team to achieve business and functional objectives and meet key performance measures.

2.Monitor and achieve the budgetary requirements set by the Senior Fleet Maintenance Manager

3.Implementation the delivery of safety, asset performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency improvement initiatives and undertake an agreed programme of safety tours, L1's, staff surveillance and work quality

4.Achieve the delivery of the inspection and maintenance of assets to standards, whilst prioritisation work and delivery to plan.

5.Monitor the consistent use of safe systems of work including applicable risk assessments to drive a consistent safety culture includinginvestigating, reporting and actioning of incidents.

6.Implement and monitor improvement plans to eradicate unplanned failures and drive maintenance effectiveness across the teams.

7.Collate data and report on deferrals and manage any actions which may arise to deliver a safe and compliant fleet and supply technical input to support asset renewals proposals.

8.Implementing action plans and report non-conformance to control to non aberrance to safety, assurance, compliance, performance and business processes.

9.Maintain the delivery of competence management and assessment of maintenance staff including planning training, assessment and verification to safely complete maintenance tasks.

10.Undertake investigations and report on accidents/incidents.

Work to the controls and best practises in place for environmental, health and wellbeing including fatigue and depot safety to establish a positive working culture.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Relevant technical competence

      NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Plant Maintenance

        Engineering Safety Management or equivalent.

          Experience in rolling stock maintenance management, processes and techniques

            Experience of team leadership

              Experience of embedding safe working behaviours within a team.

                Experience in leading and implementing change and improvement initiatives

                  Knowledge of safety and compliance management processes

                    Understanding of relevant standards and procedures

                      Knowledge of operational railway environment and SSOW.

                        Local Accident & Incident Investigation

                          Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills

                            UK Driving Licence

                              Personal Track Safety Holder

                                PUWER, LOLER, COSHH


                                  Incorporated Engineer Degree in Engineering or equivalent or working towards.

                                    Membership of relevant professional body

                                      NEBosh Certificate

                                        Lead Investigator


                                          How to apply (External)

                                          Salary: £40,107 - £45,120

                                          Closing date:
                                          22nd October 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
                                          We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                                          Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

                                          Click 'apply now' or click here for details of how to apply.

                                          Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                                          We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

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                                          All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

                                          At Network Rail we encourage our staff to work flexibly as we recognise our busy lives don't always fit around our jobs. We would welcome any applications from those wishing to carry out this role in a flexible way ie part time job share, compressed hours work pattern etc.

                                          *Please note we have adapted our recruitment processes in line with Government advice during COVID-19. Interviews will take place 'virtually' over video and for some office-based roles the successful candidate may need to work from home initially using their own personal device. This guidance is subject to change, we will update you accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.