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Heritage Rolling Stock Engineering Manager

Job Details
  • 5511
  • East Lancashire Railway
  • Bury, Lancashire
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Starting salary in the region of £32,000 to £39,000 + great benefits

Carriage and Wagon Engineering Manager (Heritage Rolling Stock / Rail Vehicles)

Based in the heart of Bury, we are the East Lancashire Railway, a lovingly restored heritage railway which journeys for twelve miles through picturesque scenery from Heywood in the East to Rawtenstall in the North.

The future is bright here at East Lancashire Railway. There is so much potential to be unlocked from our range of offerings, and as a non-profit making company any surplus is reinvested straight back into our infrastructure, including the restoration of our heritage traction and rolling stock.

The Role – Carriage and Wagon Engineering Manager

Reporting to the Head of Traction and Rolling Stock Engineering, you will keep a vital spark of British Heritage alight by aiding our charity goals with keen and effective management of our employees and volunteers. Your duties will include although will not be limited to:

  • Ensuring sufficient vehicles are available to cater for business demands as per event timetables and in accordance with the annual operating plan
  • Managing repair, overhaul, and restoration projects to agreed timescales and budgets
  • Ensuring all vehicles are inspected and maintained to the highest possible standard, recording all work on our asset management systems
  • Reviewing and improving maintenance standards, ensuring instructions are clear and precise
  • Continuing to develop and improve employee facilities and work practices, aiding risk management and reduction
  • Maintaining high standards of training and assessments for employees and volunteers, aiming to retain and grow motivational aspects of the department
  • Ensuring all employees and volunteers conduct their work in the safest possible manner, in line with company procedures and the Safety Management System
  • Assisting with the creation of short to long term budgets and project plans

Our Requirements – Carriage and Wagon Engineering Manager

  • Experience working on passenger rolling stock, preferably heritage vehicles from 1900’s to 1950’s
  • An NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ability to lead a team of skilled employees and volunteers, emphasising working in a safe and effective manner
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to prevailing circumstances and challenges
  • Enthusiasm to maintain and grow your skill base to ensure the charities long term future

The Package

  • Permanent contract
  • Starting salary in the region of £32,000 to £39,000 with the level dependent on experience
  • Free travel on East Lancashire Light Railway services
  • Company pension scheme
  • Plenty of social activities
  • ATOC travel pass which allows reduced prices on national rail services (only available after 6 months service)

You will be based at the depot in Bury, working Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm with occasional weekend work required to ensure engineering coverage for special events.

All applications for this Carriage and Wagon Engineering Manager role are to be submitted online.

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