Engineering Manager- Barnstaple

Location: North Devon & North Cornwall

Hours: As required

Qualifications: See job description

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Engineering Manager- Barnstaple

Our lovely engineering teams need you…and so do our amazing customers!

Okay, so now we’ve grasped your attention with the sympathy vote, let’s get down to the detail of why we’d love you to join us as Engineering Manager in our Barnstaple depot for Stagecoach South West.

You know all about Stagecoach Group, but what you may not know is that we operate over 340 vehicles across the beautiful Devon countryside and our vibrant cities – from Exeter to Barnstaple, Plymouth to Torquay and everywhere in between – transporting our fantastic customers over 30 million miles every year!

As you know, our customers rely on our services to get them to work, to the high street, to hospitals, to days away and nights out – and our engineering teams make sure our vehicles are in tip top condition to do just that. It’s a big team of fitters, coach builders, electricians and cleaners who do some incredible work to make this happen every day.

And that’s where you come in – to lead our fantastic teams, to be part of our family of nearly 1,200 colleagues in the South West working hard to achieve the 91.2% reliability of our services. And who knows, perhaps you can get us to the 100%?!

You’ve probably got a good idea of what you’ll be getting stuck into, but just in case…

You’ll be leading a team of professionals who are pretty nifty with a spanner or a mop – both of which are equally as important. Let’s face it, none of our customers want a dirty bus that works, or a clean one that doesn’t!

You’ll have the responsibility of supporting, advising and managing the team on a daily basis to maintain and repair our Barnstaple fleet of around 60 buses.

It’s a really important role within our depot, so we’ll trust you to ensure vehicles are presented to the high standards that our customers want – and thus you’ll have autonomy over resource management…stock and people. That means you’ll be getting stuck into ordering, managing inventory, recruiting, training, health & safety…so variety will be aplenty!

And speaking of variety, we’re a multisite operation so you won’t just be staring at the same four walls every day!

Perhaps you’re happy sticking at Engineering Manager level and that’s fine by us, but if you do want to progress we’ll support you every step of the way. Next stop on the career ladder is Engineering Director – one of the most senior roles in our business. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside our current Director, gaining exposure to work which will develop your skills and experience to allow you to progress your career further.

It goes without saying that there are a couple of things we need in our prospective Engineering Managers…

You don’t have to come from UK Bus (but we wouldn’t be put off if you did either, and fancied a change of scenery from your current Operating Company!) – you could be road or rail! What you will need is some similar experience in a related engineering role.

People management won’t be completely new to you either. You don’t have to be an existing manager, but you’ll need to be able to evidence of how you’ve managed teams, irrespective of their size.

So if you love working in engineering, have a passion for leading teams, and want to do both with our incredible Stagecoach family in the beautiful South West, send your CV to david.wilkinson@stagecoachbus.com and we’ll be back in touch ASAP!

Closing date 21December 2018

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