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Depot Operations Manager

Location: Central Rivers, ENG, GB

Depot Operations Manager-TWMA-UKCR02084189


If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Depot Operations Manager based at our depot in Central Rivers, UK.


The Depot Operations Manager is responsible for leading and developing a positive culture and working environment that drives attitudes and behaviours to support and continuously develop the overall project strategy for improvements to Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery. The Depot Operations Manager will utilise, mentor and develop his project team to ensure the key deliverable as defined by the organisation are optimised for the benefit of the shareholders and the services value chain.


• Health and Safety – Manage the contract to ensure compliance with all legal, group and local processes and procedures with specific focus on legal compliance, staff training and competency, project safety and quality plans. Working in close relationship with the Project HSE Business Partner.
• Contract Delivery – Manage the people and processes to ensure compliance to all contractual obligations in terms of availability and reliability, including any other customer requirements (audit schedules, compliance to the VMS, and delivery of any variation orders). Working in close relationship with the Project Manager, Project Commercial Manager and customer.
• Cost Improvement – Responsible and accountable for the cost structure on a day to day basis for the fleet contract life. In terms of authorisation and approval of all expenditure, to execute the contract on time and to quality and cost, working in close relationship with Finance Controller.
• People Management – Responsible and accountable for the management of the project in line with all group processes, working in close relationship with the HR Business Partner.
• Site Leadership – Manage the site leadership team (direct and indirect) to maximise all potential benefits for the shareholder whilst identifying and minimising all project risks. Ensure all service records (maintenance records, reported incidents, serial numbers etc.) are entered in the Maintenance Management System (Maximo) in a timely manner with the required level of detail.


• Engineering or Management degree or equivalent. A specialist qualification is desired (e.g. CEng, CIMA, CIPD, BPICS) unless similar expertise is evident through experience;
• Relevant experience and track record in people management is required (in a similar environment, i.e.: 24 hours, 7 days a week service), ideally in railway industry or similar (e.g. manufacturing, maintenance or overhaul of equipment with safety critical systems, in rail, aerospace, automotive etc.);
• Proven experience in HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, Environment) and Human Resources would be a strong advantage;
• Experience with cost improvement/financial management is required;
• Project Management experience is required;
• Contracts management and legal compliance knowledge would be appreciated, but is not mandatory;
• Good understanding of mechanical and electrical principles would be appreciated, but is not mandatory;
• Required competencies: communication, customer orientation, building partnerships, initiative, teamwork, flexibility, drive for results;
• Computer literate; Ability to use Microsoft Office;
• Language skills: Advanced/business fluent level of English.


Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

Bombardier is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

Posting date: 2.09.2019
Closing date: 1.10.2019
Competitive salary range
Number of working hours: 37

Job: Depot Management
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Central Rivers
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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