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The role of the Electrostar Engineering Programme Manager will be to lead and deliver the project to prepare the fleet for upcoming franchises. The main elements of the role will be to ensure that the requirements of future franchise operators are fully understood and that opportunities and alternatives are explored to give the best competitive offer. This will include development of maintenance and modification solutions, working with manufacturers, maintainers and third parties. The role demands an individual who can work on their own initiative and who can cope with ambiguity, coming up with solutions to engineering challenges that are both deliverable and commercially viable.
The ideal candidate for this role will be a Chartered Engineer with at least 8 years rolling stock engineering experience including time spent managing complex engineering projects and have been actively involved in the refranchising processes. A strong track record in developing and delivering projects, with specific experience of modern electric software-driven fleets and with manufacturer-led maintenance provision. They will also have a strong track record of developing collaborative relationships with suppliers. Organisational capability, finding innovative solutions, programme management and planning skills are key to the success of this role, along with the ability to identify issues before they emerge and take appropriate remedial action. The role can be based from Derby or London (office is close to Euston).
We are seeking the very best engineering talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business.
Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment. Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change under the leadership of Mary Grant, the recently appointed Chief Executive. With excellent additions to the Executive team, Porterbrook is seeking the most talented resources in the industry to join its team.
We are looking to hire a Graduate to join the Commercial team based in either Derby or London. The team covers a range of activities including procurement, contract management, refranchising of fleet for rail operators and pricing.
This role would suit a graduate who is looking to develop their commercial bid experience without being part of a formal graduate scheme. Ideal candidates will have a degree in law, accountancy or business studies with maths. Ideal candidates will have worked within a rail bid team or rail operations within the commercial function.
The key skills for the role include being highly analytical and numerate, commercial acumen with strong communication skills.
An outgoing and engaging personality is important, given a lot of the work requires building strong business relationships. A keen interest in rail is also a benefit.
We are seeking the very best talent to join the team and offer an excellent salary and benefits. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business.
"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Fiona of Rainbow HR. Fiona brings a solid level of knowledge and experience combined with a pragmatic style that is focused on results."Mark Hopwood, Managing Director, First Great Western Rail