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We are currently looking for a Head of Production to join our Three Bridges Traincare Facility in Crawley. Our teams of talented engineers are enhancing the safety of the UK railways ensuring that all of our passenger trains meet safety requirements across the UK and you could be part of it. You will lead our team of Production Managers in order to deliver maintenance of the fleet in a safe, compliant and effective way.
Reporting to the Fleet Delivery Manager, you will be responsible for the successful operational performance and efficiency of the depot ensuring that resourcing requirements are met, robust operating procedures are in place, employees are engaged and the health and safety environment is continually maintained and improved. You will develop and drive operational improvement projects that will improve productivity and implement any changes/modifications as agreed with the customer/internal stakeholders. You will be responsible for day to day delivery of train maintenance service level agreements for high value contracts and accountable for production budgetary control.
This role offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced Engineering /Operations Manager who wants to be part of an innovative, fast moving business in the centre of the UK railway industry.
Establish, develop and monitor the delivery of the short, medium and long term production plan
Interact with support functions and key suppliers to ensure on time delivery of material and services
Oversee the short term production plans to ensure that changes, driven by customer or technical requirements, can be incorporated
Develop strong customer relationships at senior management ‘Fleet Performance’ level, understanding customer needs and anticipating emerging customer requirements
To investigate, resolve and respond to customer complaints within depot
As part of the depot management team, responsible for the production delivery to targets
Ensure availability is maintained to contractual requirements
Deliver reliability improvements to agreed annual targets
Develop and implement employee technical and non technical development plans to support and enhance business capability and employee career aspirations
Be responsible for Apprentices participating in the Apprenticeship programme within area of responsibility
Develop a high performance culture with strong employee engagement and ensuring the effective use of the Siemens People Management policies and tools within your team
Use Lean and continuous improvement methodologies, identify opportunities for improvement and efficiency within the business, scoping and delivering a range of continuous improvement projects as agreed with line manager
Be accountable to the Fleet Delivery Manager for budgetary control of production team labour and other allocated responsibilities
Support the budget setting process, including short to medium-range objectives and criteria for monitoring progress and measuring success
Siemens has zero tolerance for unsafe ways of working and as a manager in Siemens you will:
Ensure a Health & Safety culture in own area of responsibility and embed understanding across employees
Monitor and manage health and safety statistics and targets within the depot
Understand and implement Siemens safety systems and controls within your area of responsibility in line with Rail Systems HSQE Company policies
Minimum HND or above qualification in a maintenance management or engineering environment or equivalent experience
Experience of managing and engaging technical teams to deliver results within a time-critical operation
Experience of managing change and employee relations
Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques and experience of implementing change projects in an engineering environment
Good understanding of health and safety legislation, can demonstrate implementation of health and safety procedures in safety critical environments
Strong analytical skills and numerate, comfortable with the review and development of management information
IT literate – can develop and interpret spreadsheets
Experience within a Rail environment with technical engineering knowledge relating to Rolling Stock
Degree level education in an engineering environment
Professional membership of a Leadership or Engineering Institute or Body (ILM, IMechE, IET)
Basic understanding or entry-level qualification in project management
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We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas of the application form to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role. We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.
What else do you need to know?
Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance and pension. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.
If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.
Organization: Siemens Mobility
Company: Siemens Mobility Limited
Experience Level: not defined
Job Type: Full-time