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Workshop Manager

We are looking for a Workshop Manager to join our team in Chelmsford

Are you a strong people manager? Do you have a technical/engineering background? If so, we would love to hear from you!

As a Workshop Manager you will  support and deputise for the Engineering Manager to manage all aspects of engineering performance in the depot

You will engage front line colleagues though effective communication.

The salary for this position is £41,750 per year

What will you be doing?

In addition to the above some other key responsibilities are:

  • Support the induction and development of an engaged, talented and high performing engineering team, nurturing an innovative and continuous improvement culture
  • Work with the Training function to ensure that engineering teams are competently trained, and to achieve agreed establishment requirements
  • Conduct any disciplinary, grievance or absence management reviews in accordance with Company policy
  • Plan and manage the maintenance and servicing of the fleet, ensuring vehicles comply with all statutory regulations
  • Work alongside the Stores Manager to ensure optimum management of stock, including accurate and timely processing of warranty claims and audits
  • Maintain depot plant and equipment, ensuing all external contract maintenance is carried out in line with contractual agreements
  • Improve engineering and environmental performance in a sustainable manner, with a key focus on improving lost miles and breakdowns, resulting in delivery of agreed key performance indicators


Who are we looking for?

We're looking for someone with proven working experience in a management or supervisory role. You'll need to be skilled in workforce and material planning as well as having a strong engineering or technical background, you may have started your career in a hands on role and moved through the ranks to a managerial position.

What can we offer you?

  • up to 5 weeks holiday (plus Public Holidays)
  • company pension
  • free bus travel for you and your family
  • £6 all-day train travel on GWR, SWR and other First train companies
  • High Street discounts

What do we do?

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.

Working for First UK Bus you'll find your role varied, rewarding and satisfying. You'll work alongside our great team of technicians, mechanics, electricians and cleaners who all pull together to do a brilliant job!

Interested? Apply Today!     


FirstGroup plc welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation because we believe that diversity brings benefits for our customers, communities and our people. Valuing our differences and drawing on our collective knowledge and experience helps us develop new services, open up new markets and broaden our customer base.

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UK Bus - Chelmsford
Westway, Chelmsford, Essex, England, CM1 3AR
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - Chelmsford
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