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Rolling Stock Test Manager in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Job Title: Rolling Stock Test Leader / Manager
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: Circa £24 an hour (ltd)
Job Type: 6-12 month contract
Job Details:
*Overall responsibility for all aspects of EHSQ activities within the test facilities ensuring; high standards are maintained
*Overall responsibility for all aspect of EHSQ activities involved with moving rolling stock both onsite and off-site, ensure full compliance of both local and network rail procedures
*Ensure team outputs satisfy delivery, quality, cost and quantity requirements and lead continuous improvement activities through management of the top-level plan requirements, with particular attention on man hours and resources efficiencies
*Manage, develop and maintain high standards of employee performance and productivity.
*Motivate teams to be proactive in achieving targets
*Manage both the test and movement Team Leaders and their staff on a day to day basis
*Manage and administer the Company disciplinary and grievance processes; the time and attendance policy and consult with senior management and local trade union representatives to ensure that the employees in the jobholder's care treated in a fair and equitable manner. Take disciplinary actions where necessary
*Manage and review the team and individual performance, competencies and work methods as part of a continuous development process and to ensure that business values and goals are met.
*Professional management of the communication and co-operation with internal/external customers to ensure events/problems/issues are resolve effectively and efficiently.
*Create and manage Personal Development Plans for all team members with the Training and Competency team, to generate a highly flexible workforce which can be mobilised across the businesses needs as and when
*Ensure all team members understand their roles, responsibilities and performance objectives.
*Ensure work undertaken has been authorised by the customer through approval to work from the Project Manager
*Responsible for all movement equipment and tooling
*Responsible for the test equipment and tooling including calibration
*Responsible for the testing documentation completion in line with the vehicle output dates
*Report testing progress to management team in a simple standard format
*Responsibility for housekeeping in the testing facilities, all vehicles under test control, movement facilities and the yard.
*Liaise with the project team and the customers to assist with the customer inspections
*Create and drive the process improvements within the test and movement department
*Supporting all quality processes and instructions, ensuring the members of the team meet or exceed expectations
*Implement and control a strategic training schedule for the staff in both the test and movements team
*Creates and drives the Zero-Defect Culture, holding meetings with the team, quality department and other functions as required
*Ensure faults and defects are reported back to production to allow reduction of repeat defects
*Helping and supporting the site strategic plans within operations and is an active player in the culture changes
*Sustaining the process and discipline of Vehicle History Books and associated documentation
*Responsible for the control and application of Fitness to Run examinations
*Maintain a weekly, monthly and yearly testing schedule for the test team on resource and physical capacity
*Involvement in the acceptance of vehicles into the test area from production
*Encourage lean techniques and events within the test and movements department changing the culture
*Ensure any off-site test activities are controlled using risk assessments and method statements
*To determine and implement the training needs identified for the efficient utilisation of staff and resources.
*To complete all Staff Dialogues with the Test and movements team
*Assume the role of Head of Shared Services, when requested by the Operations Director

Educational Requirements & Relating Experience:
*NVQ Level 3 or higher
*Rolling Stock Testing experience preferred
*Experience of a managing and developing a team
*Organisation, communication, influencing and decision-making skills
*Experience of, and skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products
*Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques
Competencies:
*Self-starter with ability to develop strong, constructive and focused relationships with internal stakeholders is essential
*Proven ability to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate excellent negotiation skills; including integration within all levels within the organisation structure is essential
*Strong Team Player
To apply please contact <email address removed>

PLEASE NOTE ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TEST BEFORE BEING OFFERED A POSITION.

Please note due to the volume of applications, we can only commit to contact those candidates we deem suitable for the position. However, we may retain your details and contact you in the future should suitable positions arise.
Please note the above job specification could be subject to change as agreed with our client.

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