Vehicle Engineering Manager

Location : Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Job Ref : MS168
Consultant : Molly Smith
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £60k per year + circa


MS168 – Engineering Manager

Location: Wakefield 

Salary: £60,000 per annum circa 

Overview: First Military Recruitment are currently supporting one of our established and expanding businesses in the search for an Engineering Manager.

Day to day responsibility for running the Engineering facilities in accordance with the Company’s policies and standards in order to deliver a consistently reliable, safe, high quality and punctual service in line with specified targets, contractual obligations and commercial objectives across multi sites.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the region senior lead with the running of the engineering function.
  • Ensure that all vehicles maintained in the workshop meet company Operators’ licence, Engineering policy and statutory law in respect of safety, reliability and condition through effective work planning control, preventative maintenance and maximum utilisation of staff and facilities.
  • Have responsibility as a Transport Manager on the Operator’s Licence for ensuring that the relevant maintenance compliance standards are met and recorded.
  • To monitor and control the driver and vehicle defect systems in order to implement prompt action to clear defects ensuring that no vehicle returns to service in an illegal or unsafe condition.
  • To monitor the implementation of all work programmes i.e., Servicing, Refurbishment, Repainting, vehicle cleaning plus any other modification programmes.
  • Ensure daily/ weekly /monthly targets are achieved as set by Management and all work is carried out to the company standards and company documentation and systems are used correctly i.e., service sheets, clock cards, job cards etc.
  • To ensure that there are sufficient staff present at all times in order to achieve targets/ standards and this is carried out with no detrimental effect to service.
  • Measure, manage and control engineering spend against budget and forecast targets and take remedial action to address overspends where required.
  • To assist in the allocation of all work and ensure this is completed efficiently and effectively, updating the Group Engineering Director on a regular basis of any issues that may arise.
  • Maintain company standards by means of training and other procedures including disciplinary, ensuring that company rules are adhered to by engineers and other staff.
  • To ensure that the workshop / depot plant and equipment is maintained in a safe condition and used only by competent personnel.
  • Ensure that all records relating to vehicle maintenance, Health and Safety, COSHH, fire regulations, plant and equipment maintenance and inspections are kept up to date in accordance with the company procedures.
  • Working practices should be undertaken in accordance with Health and Safety and Environmental regulations and safety within the Depot reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the Health and Safety of all employees under your control as far is reasonable possible.
  • To ensure that the Company’s engineering targets for MOT’s, Servicing, EQM, lost mileage, etc. are achieved

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent understanding of the road passenger transport sector or heavy vehicle maintenance, including all relevant legal and external regulations and requirements for the operation of passenger carrying vehicles.
  • Significant working knowledge of all daily site procedures, engineering processes, health and safety regulations, DVSA standards, and people management practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of bus sector legal requirements relating to vehicle specifications.
  • Management CPC qualification (PCV).
  • Strong knowledge of compliance and track record in delivering against various compliance KPI’s.
  • Financially literate and previous experience of managing budgets and P&L.
  • Qualified to IOSH/NEBOSH standard.
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate a small team of front-line staff.
  • Numerate and the ability to communicate technical information in a detailed manner at all levels to non-specialised staff.
  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a collaborative manner.
  • Experience and substantial working knowledge of the current fleet enabling the individual to advise staff when technical issues arise. Ability to accurately diagnose and repair basic/complex vehicle faults on a number of levels.
  • To undertake any other duties and training commensurate with the grade.

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