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Engineering Manager

We're looking for an Engineering manager for our team in Huddersfield!

As an Engineering Manager you will ensure a smooth running of the workshop.

You will also be responsible for maximising productivity and minimising lost mileage, whilst focusing on standards and health & safety practices.

Joining us, you'll coach, develop and inspire everyone in your team to perform at their best every day. You'll guide by example. You'll always put safety first and you'll help to make FirstBus a great place to work.

We offer a competitive salary and the working hours are 40 per week. The salary can be discussed at interview stage.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for supporting Engineering workshop supervisors and assisting them in controlling labour and material costs in line with the engineering budget. This will be facilitated through running the Daily Spend and Repair Cost analysis reports from SAP.
  • Work with the local purchasing manager to target and reduce stock holding levels.
  • Responsibility for advising/supporting workshop foreman and supervisors in their overall responsibility for the organization and control of any sub-contracted engineering work and all contractors or third parties who may be working on site.
  • Support workshop foreman/supervisors to maintain full establishment levels for both skilled and semi-skilled staff.
  • To have period team briefings with all supervisory staff to discuss workshop performance against predefined targets.
  • Manage foreman and supervisors to maximize staff productivity through effective two-way communications, empowering supervisors to deliver targets, encouraging self development and setting clear and measurable individual performance targets.
  • To carry out skills assessments of all Engineering Workshop Foreman/supervisors and subsequently develop and deliver training and development plans for each individual member of staff.
  • Monitor and support apprentices to ensure that the training and development program is adhered to.

Skills & experience

We're looking for an exceptional people manager with a suitable engineering qualification and at least three years' workshop experience in a transport environment.You'll be fully conversant with the DVSA testing of PCV and relevant health & safety regulations, as well as self-motivated, pro-active and attentive to detail. You'll have:

  • Level 3 NVQ qualification or equivalent (i.e. City & Guilds level 1 & 2).
  • Knowledge of the all relevant legislations concerning HS&E, maintenance of vehicles, Road Safety etc.
  • Good working knowledge of SAP and BW.
  • To undergo formal development, assessment, attainment and retention of a recognised engineering and management qualification, to VQ level 3, in all aspects of the position.
  • Must be in the possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV licence and forklift truck licence if required.

You'll know how to coach and develop to get the best out of your team every day!


We want the best senior managers to join our team. So, we'll look after you with great training, benefits and opportunities to grow your career. Looking for a career packed full of variety? Excited by the opportunity? Then start a new journey and apply. The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise we have in our team. The broader our expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That's why we're committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.

About FirstGroup

One of the UK's largest bus operators, our team of 17,000 Journey Makers helps 1.6 million customers every single day to get to where they want to go.

Engineering is an integral part of our business focusing on efficiency, excellence, safety and reliability. We're constantly looking for ways to improve our processes, techniques and ways of engineering our very diverse fleet.

Interested? Click on Apply!

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UK Bus - Huddersfield
First UK Bus Huddersfield Depot, Old Fieldhouse Lane , Huddersfield , England, HD2 1AG
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Huddersfield
  • Closing Date:
    14 August 2020
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