Head of Engineering

  • Job Reference: 00005266-1
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2024
  • Recruiter: West Midlands Metro
  • Website: https://westmidlandsmetro.com
  • Location: Wednesbury, West Midlands
  • Salary: £80,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: MML Pension, Annual Leave Pension & Free travel on Tram & WM Bus
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Rolling Stock, Senior Executive Positions, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you an innovative engineering leader with a passion, energy, and a buzz for revolutionizing public transport?

Join Midland Metro Limited as our Head of Engineering and spearhead the transformation of the West Midlands’ tramway system into a beacon of safety, reliability, and sustainability!

As our Head of Engineering, your mission is to:


  • Ensure Operational Excellence: Guarantee the safe operation and meticulous maintenance of tramway infrastructure, systems and rolling stock, maintaining comprehensive technical records.
  • Drive Compliance and Standards: Oversee adherence to maintenance, legislative, and contractual requirements.
  • Lead Innovation: Direct engineering changes and manage the lifecycle of the Metro Network with a visionary approach.
  • Strategies for Success: Provide forward-thinking leadership and strategic direction to our engineering team.
  • Master Financial Stewardship: Control budgets and finances for the Engineering Department with precision, ensuring Best Value.
  • Manage Key Relationships: Handle support contracts with key suppliers, promoting positive relations.
  • Advance Asset Management: Develop cutting-edge systems for asset management aligned with ISO 55001
  • Collaborate on Major Projects: Partner with Transport for West Midlands on significant projects, offering first class engineering support to achieve optimal results.
  • Champion Industry Standards: Engage with industry bodies to push the boundaries of light rail technology and standards.


Alongside a passion for rail, you’ll have: 


  • Experience: Proven experience in an Engineering Management role within rail or light rail.
  • Professional Accreditation: Such as, Chartered Engineer, Member of ICE, IET, IMechE, or PWI.
  • Educational Background: Degree or HND in Engineering.
  • Leadership Skills: Proven experience in managing teams and driving transformative change.
  • Communication Prowess: Exceptional communication skills and ability to produce detailed, impactful reports and business cases.


Why You’ll Love Working with Us:


  • Make a Mark: Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of public transport in the West Midlands.
  • Lead a Stellar Team: Guide a dedicated team of professionals in a vibrant and supportive environment.
  • Growth Opportunities: Enjoy a competitive salary and vast opportunities for professional growth and development.


Apply Now!


Be the driving force behind groundbreaking change.


Apply today to join West Midlands Metro Limited as our Head of Engineering and make a lasting impact on the future of public transport!