Head of Engineering Services in York, Leeds or Manchester, United Kingdom

Head of Engineering Services
Location: York, Leeds or Manchester
Salary: Executive

About Northern:

At Northern, we play a vital role across the North by providing a reliable and friendly train service that connects hundreds of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more. Our customers trust us with over 2,300 services every weekday, and we travel to almost 550 destinations.

But our vision is about more than just train travel. It’s about setting a new standard for customer experiences. And that means building a different kind of workplace. One that values individuality and celebrates differences. Somewhere we can work together, have fun, and get stuck in to making our customers’ lives easier. A place that goes out of its way to create incredible opportunities for everyone to grow and be the best we can be every single day.

So, if you’re smart, forward thinking, passionate and full of fresh ideas like we are, you could play your part in making it happen.

About the role:

In this key, high level role with a broad portfolio, you’ll take the lead across several functions that support maintenance production and fleet performance, including the stores teams at our maintenance depots. It’s about delivering a robust and cost-effective supply chain, along with a facilities and infrastructure portfolio that’s as safe as it is effective. And, as a senior member of the Engineering Leadership Team, you’ll also make sure that our change programmes are properly specified, designed, built and implemented.

As a member of our Engineering leadership team, a typical day will involve overseeing the safety of your teams, driving significant culture change, and leading, managing and motivating a large team over people over multiple work locations. Above all, you’ll focus on enabling our production teams to deliver the right trains, of the right specification, to the right locations, at the right times.

About you:

You will have experience at a senior level in a similar 24/7 operational or engineering environment. An honors degree and ideally be qualified in safety, materials management/procurement quality, infrastructure or management together with experience of leading an effective and efficient engineering service function. To join us, you don’t necessarily need a proven track record in the industry this is an opportunity for someone who maybe considering a step into Rail.

You’ll also understand why it’s essential to balance the demands of conflicting business and customer interests with the need to meet all statutory requirements. But most of all, you’ll be a confident and capable leader with an analytical and strategic approach, and strong people management, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Benefits and Rewards:

• Free Travel on Northern services for you and your family*

• 75% discount on all other Train Operating Companies leisure services*

• Pension Scheme

• A generous holiday entitlement

• Maternity and Paternity Benefits - above the statutory minimum

• Full uniform for frontline facing roles Employee Assistance Programme - operating 24/7, giving a wide range of advice, support and useful information for employees

• And many more!

Our selection process is designed to make joining Northern as smooth as possible. It helps us decide whether you’re the right person to deliver a great service to our customers. And it can also help you make sure we’re the right team for you, too.

Northern is an equal opportunities employer and a promoter of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

If you’re ready to join a workplace where you can focus on being yourself and being your best, we’d love to hear from you. Whoever you are and whatever your background, there’s a great chance that you’ll fit right in at Northern.

The first thing you need to do is complete our online application form and tell us a little bit more about yourself. Once we have all your details, we’ll be in touch to let you know what happens next.

Important: Northern reserves the right to close the advert before the published closing date, if high volumes of applications are received. In this situation partially completed applications will not be progressed forward or given extra time to complete

Please click the 'Apply' button now to complete your application on the 'Northern' website.

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