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Engineering Manager (9837)

We're looking for a dynamic Engineering manager to join our team in Lawrence Hill, Bristol

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

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. Leading from the front, you'll guide the team and foster a supportive working culture. Your job is to provide high quality 24 hour engineering support within budgetary constraints.

We are offering a competitive salary for this role which will be discussed at interview stage.

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 know how to coach and develop managers and help them get the best out of their teams every day. You should:

  • Be able to create an ambitious vision for your team and translate our business strategy into clear action plans
  • Have the confidence to lead people through change, challenge working practices and identify new technologies and ways we can do things even better
  • Be customer focused with experience of seeking feedback and using it to provide customers with an even better service
  • Have a good commercial brain and the ability to analyse information and make sound decisions to maximise business and financial performance
  • Take new challenges in your stride and be able to keep everything running smoothly in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • Have good project management skills and the tenacity to make change happen by championing and embedding initiatives that improve the way we work
  • Be an influential and inspiring leader with a good understanding of HR processes and employee engagement
  • Have the agility and resilience to balance costs and operational needs with looking after your team, making sure everyone is productive and feels valued and happy. 


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. Here, the pace is fast and you'll get stuck into all kinds of different challenges. Looking for a career packed full of variety? Excited by the challenge? 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

FirstBus is part of FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America. Keeping people moving and communities prospering in an increasingly congested world, we help around 2 billion customers every year to get to where they want to go. Over 100,000 of us work together in all kinds of roles to provide safe and reliable bus, rail and tram services for millions of people. It's a big challenge. But it's one we love.


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UK Bus - Bristol Lawrence Hill
Enterprise House, Lawrence Hill, Easton, Bristol, England, BS5 0DZ
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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 - Bristol Lawrence Hill
  • Closing Date:
    6 May 2019
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