Maintenance Engineering Lead Engineer

  • Job Reference: 414225
  • Date Posted: 16 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Alstom
  • Location: Based at our Golders Green, NW11 7NU or Morden SM4 5PT. Travel is required between depots.
  • Salary: £67,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Rolling Stock, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Req ID: 414225 

Location: Based at our Golders Green, NW11 7NU or Morden SM4 5PT.  Travel is required between depots.

Appointment Basis:  Permanent

Apply by: 30th March

Salary: Circa £67,000  plus a competitive benefits package  

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.

Employing 6,000 people within the UK & Ireland, we are the prominent supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas.

Are you seeking to enhance your career? Join us on our journey as our Maintenance Engineering Lead Engineer and make your mark with a globally renowned organisation in the rail sector.

We are hiring a Maintenance Engineering Lead Engineer based in London at either our Golders Green or Morden Depots, with travel between depots. You’ll be working on one of the oldest and busiest Metro tube lines on the London Underground network, used by more than 200 million passengers a year.

Purpose of role

The Engineering team is one of the key functions in the Northern Line project. Our mission is to deliver innovative, cost-effective technical solutions and services to meet our customers’ expectations through excellence in engineering.

The role comprises leading and co-ordinating a team of Engineers to deliver activities and projects to provide a safe, reliable, and cost-efficient fleet of Northern Line trains, which meets the London Underground’s service requirements.

The role is approximately split 50:50 between Engineering and Management activities and will report directly into the Maintenance Engineering Manager.

 What are my key responsibilities?

  • Fleet Reliability / availability improvement
  • Support safety investigations and make recommendations
  • Engineering change management
  • Support Life Cycle Cost (LCC) process
  • Obsolescence management

What do I need to qualify for this job?

At Alstom we are agile, inclusive, and responsible in everything we do. These principles form our values and behaviours and are an essential component of our assessment process and are fundamental qualities that we seek for all roles.

Candidate Requirements


  • Strong engineering/technical knowledge of traction and rolling stock systems and maintenance policies/practices
  • Strong organisational, resource management and team development skills
  • Strong project management and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in fleet maintenance or asset management environment
  • Experience in delivering rail vehicle engineering change, including risk assessments and approvals
  • Knowledge of rail industry legislation and safety case obligations


  • Ideally educated to Degree or Higher Certificate in engineering/technical discipline
  • Chartered status or actively working toward chartered status (advantageous)

 What we offer

We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, including a performance related bonus of 7.5%,  25 days annual leave (with the opportunity to increase to 30 days), plus 8 bank holiday days. contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?

We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.