Fleet Engineer

  • Job Reference: FE 02
  • Date Posted: 18 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Midlands Metro Limited
  • Website: https://westmidlandsmetro.com
  • Location: Wednesbury, West Midlands
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: MML Travel and Bus & Tram, Pension contributions, 25 days annual leave
  • Sector: Train Operations, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: N/A

Job Description

Fleet Engineer 

Role Purpose 

  • To support Midland Metro Ltd.’s mission which is to provide a safe and dependable tram service
  • To support the Midland Metro Rolling Stock department with technical management of the current CAF Urbos Tram fleet.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day to day technical management of the current CAF Urbos Tram fleet.
  • Ownership of fleet performance and safety.
  • Ensure in service failures are correctly reported, rectified, tracked and closed out.
  • Analysis of fleet data to find any trends to help improve reliability and prevent in service failures.
  • Create and update Key Performance Indicators to help visualise fleet performance.
  • Work closely with other departments within the business to help improve fleet performance.
  • Further develop the maintenance regime, including instructions, procedures and associated documents, to help improve the reliability of the fleet and cost effectiveness of vehicle maintenance.
  • Investigate and review all fleet safety related incidents.
  • Assist the Technical Trainer and Assessor in knowledge transfer to the Maintenance team.
  • Create weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to communicate the performance of the fleet internally and externally.
  • Monitor National Incident Reports (NIR’s) to understand if failures on other parts of the railway could impact the MML fleets.
  • Manage the fleet risk register.
  • Ensure Rolling Stock procedures and policies are correct and up to date.
  • Ensure any modifications are captured within Engineering Change.
  • Chair and manage monthly meetings relating to fleet performance such as warranty meetings.
  • Create and maintain good working relationships with the vehicle manufacturer and system OEM’s.
  • Help influence the culture within the department to continuously improve.
  • Working occasional evenings, nights and weekends if required as part of the role.
  • Carry out rostered on-call duties as part of Fleet Technical On-call.
  • Any other duties that are commensurate with the role.