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Commercial and Planning Officer (Didcot – Oxfordshire)

Posted by | 17/05/2019 |

Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed colleague to fill the role of Commercial and Planning Officer for Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses.  This role is based at our Didcot Depot and reports to the Commercial Manager, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses.

 

Suitable applicants will be looking to further develop their career in scheduling, planning and/or the bus industry. You will need to be able to work within a team but also independently to fixed deadlines.  Accuracy and a methodical approach are essential to ensure that data, schedules and mileage information is produced in partnership with our Planning and Commercial Managers.  You must be computer literate and competent in using Microsoft Word and Excel.   Experience of Omnibus Suite scheduling software is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

 

A degree level qualification is preferable, though previous experience within a complex scheduling or planning or transport role may be considered.

 

This role is extremely important to the successful planning of the timetables for our vehicles and an attention to detail along with the ability to analyse the practical application of plans will be essential.

 

We offer a competitive salary, dependant on experience, as well as benefits including a free bus pass for you and a partner. Relocation assistance will also be considered.

 

For a full job description, please contact the Admin Office at Oxford Bus Company, Cowley House, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6GA or email jobs@oxfordbus.co.uk.

 

Deadline – 17th June 2019

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Fleet Engineer (Oxford)

Posted by | 13/05/2019 |

We are currently looking for a professional engineer to lead our maintenance team responsible for 120 vehicles based at our Cowley depot in Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity for a fully committed engineer to demonstrate their ability to consistently deliver the excellence our customers expect.

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire operates one of the most modern fleets in the country and includes in its portfolio the highly successful and innovative Oxford Tube coach service connecting Oxford with London.

Reporting to the Service Delivery Director you will need to be able to communicate effectively at all levels. Ideally you will have experience of a large fleet operation with a proven track record of team building, staff engagement and strong leadership. The ability to plan, prioritise and motivate all workshop activities is essential along with a progressive attitude towards Health and Safety culture. Working at all times to the highest standards with an acute attention to detail are key attributes that this position demands.

 

For more information visit stagecoachbus.com/driveoxford
or send your covering letter and CV to: maggie.rogers@stagecoachbus.com

Closing date: 30th June 2019

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Quality Manager ISO9001;2015 (Vehicle Engineering Standards) (Perivale)

Posted by | 10/05/2019 |

An essential role in the leadership of Quality Management within Metroline Engineering. Embedding Quality into every aspect of project delivery and acting as the focal point for continuous improvement. Ensuring the systematic application of the Quality Management System in line with the objectives required by the Company.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Act as key liaison between the Engineering Garages and the Quality Team. Implement policies, standards, processes, improvements and initiatives generated by engineering and implementing improvement opportunities;
  • Act as the single point of contact for all matters of quality. Responsible for the management and implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS);
  • Act as Lead Auditor and implement the Quality Management audit programme. Ensure that the audit programme is robust and provides protection against punitive TfL financial penalties. Manage corrective actions resulting from the audit and QM programme;
  • Draft and amend work procedures in line with Company policies. Standardising all engineering and support processes;
  • Inspire and motivate staff and encourage teamwork so as to enable staff to utilise their full potential. Use a variety of communication techniques to provide staff with the information they need to improve their performance;
  • Deploy resources within the garage, focusing on their area of responsibility to achieve maximum level of performance that is efficient, cost effective and sustainable.
  • The duties listed above are not exhaustive.

 

Essential Criteria for application

  • Engineering management experience gained within a transport company;
  • Audit Training;
  • IOSHH Working Safely and Managing Safely;
  • Awareness of Employment Law;
  • Advanced level of Word and Excel;
  • Proficient in the use of Core and Oracle;
  • Fully conversant with investigation and disciplinary procedures.

 

Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative;
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relations with others, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to manage your own workload and prioritise tasks effectively;
  • A sound working knowledge of bus service operation;
  • An understanding of the company’s obligations to TFL;
  • Must be PC literate.

 

Hours of work – 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary – Competitive

 

The Equality Act

Metroline is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with due regard to legal obligations for protected characteristics i.e. age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

 

How to apply –

Please send a covering letter of application and CV to:
Coral Johnson, Human Resources Administrator, Human Resources, ComfortDelGro House, 329 Edgware Road, Cricklewood, NW2 6JP.
Alternatively, please e-mail cjohnson@metroline.co.uk

 

Applications should include:

  • the reasons you are applying for the post
  • why you believe you are a suitable candidate
  • any relevant qualifications or experience

DEADLINE – 7th June 2019

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Engineering Quality Auditor (Various)

Posted by | 10/05/2019 |

The Engineering Quality Auditor is responsible for carrying out daily inspections and checks of Metroline vehicle maintenance systems on behalf of the Engineering Director. His/ her job is to ensure that all maintenance and repairs of vehicles are carried out to the highest standards and in full compliance with the Company Operator Licences, and in excess of DVSA requirements.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Quality checks on vehicle maintenance
  • Inspecting service records for full compliance with company requirements
  • Carry out QC checks on vehicle inspectors
  • Assist in programme of inspectors attaining IRTEC level inspection standards
  • Working with Quality Team on spot and planned audits;
  • Identifying areas of weakness in company vehicle inspectors and assisting the Training Department in setting those persons targets for improvement and recommended training
  • Working with the Technical team when an issue becomes evident of a design fault or build issue that could cause non compliance
  • Hold a full PCV or HGV licence
  • Helping the H&S Manager identify any poor practices or actions that are identified in the maintenance and workshops during visits.
  • Assisting in both roadside and in yard spot checks of driver walk round inspections and correct use of the vehicle defect process

 

Essential Criteria for application

  • Must have completed an apprenticeship or hold a recognised qualification in PCV/Heavy vehicle engineering;
  • Must hold a valid MOT/FTA / IRTEC inspectors qualification;
  • Ideally hold or be working towards an Auditors qualification;
  • Demonstrable mechanical engineering knowledge and skills;
  • Demonstrable experience working in a PCV environment;
  • Computer literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Be flexible in start and finish times due to the manner of the work required

 

Competencies & Skills

  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet requirements;
  • Flexibility to change priorities and resources quickly to meet the needs of the business;
  • Ability to work independently
  • Impartiality is essential in this role
  • Promotes shared values and has the ability to get the best out of others whilst participating fully;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrate effective listening and questioning to check understanding;
  • Works to understand customer needs to meet and exceed expectations;

 

Hours of work – 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday ( Some flexibility required)

Salary – Competitive

 

The Equality Act

Metroline is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with due regard to legal obligations for protected characteristics i.e. age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

 

How to apply –

Please send a covering letter of application and CV to:
Coral Johnson, Human Resources Administrator, Human Resources, ComfortDelGro House, 329 Edgware Road, Cricklewood, NW2 6JP.
Alternatively, please e-mail cjohnson@metroline.co.uk

 

Applications should include:

  • the reasons you are applying for the post
  • why you believe you are a suitable candidate
  • any relevant qualifications or experience

 

Selection – Interview with Engineering Director.

 

DEADLINE – 7th June 2019

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Staff Manager (London)

Posted by | 29/04/2019 |

CT Plus is a part of the HCT Group, an award winning social enterprise in the transport industry; safely providing over 30 million passenger trips on our buses every year.

We are looking for an experienced Staff Manager to join us. The successful candidate will be responsible for a team of drivers and other employees. The Staff Manager will support the Head of Operations to ensure that all services are operated safely and to a high level of quality, meet budgetary targets and that all monitoring and reporting requirements are adhered to fully. They will be responsible for motivating and supporting staff, disciplinary processes and adherence to regulatory and statutory requirements.

It is essential that the ideal candidate is experienced in management and able to implement quality control across services and meet demanding performance targets. The ability to communicate effectively and establish and effective administrative systems is key.

Visit our website at www.hctgroup.org/jobs for a detailed job description. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to jonathanbatchelor@hctgroup.org by 31 May 2019.

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Assistant Operations Manager (Rotherham)

Posted by | 26/04/2019 |

A vacancy has arisen for this challenging position at our Rawmarsh Depot.

 

You will have joint responsibility with the Operations Manager for 59 service vehicles and 156 drivers, making this an excellent career move if you want to make the step into management. The challenge will come from ensuring our services are both reliable and of the highest quality.

 

The recruitment, retention and management of staff is a vital part of the role as well as providing support and motivation to your Supervisory Team.

 

Dealing with customer communication professionally and placing customer care as a high priority is essential. It is important for you to be an excellent communicator and confident leader. You will need to possess a real business focus and to be commercially aware, supported by strong organisational skills.

 

You will be required to work closely and effectively with the Engineering team to ensure the overall success of your depot operation.

 

This is an excellent opportunity or someone who loves dealing with people, has drive and ambition to further their skills and experience with this company. We will offer you a competitive salary with benefits.

Stagecoach are an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity within the workplace.

 

Interested?

 

Application, including CV and a statement of why you will be successful in the post, should be made in writing to:

Sue Hayes
Operations Director,
Stagecoach Yorkshire, Unit 4 Eldon Arcade, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2JP or by email to pauline.sharpe@stagecoachbus.com

 

Closing date: 15th May 2019

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Accident Prevention Manager (London or Manchester)

Posted by | 23/04/2019 |

Join leading bus operator Go Ahead in Manchester or London to make a real difference and improve performance across the businesses.

In this vital and highly visible role you will investigate all incidents and encourage and promote a safety culture. This far-reaching role will combine administrative and investigative skills, so the ability to communicate to all colleagues is essential.

You must be able to produce reports and statements in relation to accidents and then analyse driver trends, assessing key training needs. You will also identify serial claimants and compile evidence for possible legal proceedings.

Strong computer and investigative skills will be essential, with attention to detail and tenacity. If not already held, you must be willing to study and achieve a NEBOSH qualification.

We off er a competitive salary plus benefits including 25 days’ holiday. A full job description is available from hr@goaheadlondon.com and when applying please specify if you are interested in London, Manchester or both.

We value diversity and promote equality and we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

Running a quarter of the London Bus network as the Capital’s largest operator, Go-Ahead London operates some of the most technically advanced vehicles in the industry.

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Schedule Compiler (South London)

Posted by | 23/04/2019 |

£Competitive + benefits
Merton Head Office, South London

 

Go-Ahead London is the capital’s biggest bus company. Operating from 16 Garages, our buses run 24 hours a day 364 days a year.

 

Join our busy schedules department as either a trainee or experienced Schedule Compiler. For the Schedule Compiler role, you will have experience of producing bus schedules. You will need an enquiring mind and positive attitude and in return we offer a rewarding career in a department central to our business.

 

In this team-focused environment, you will need to be a numerate problem solver, able to work within strict timescales and willing to learn. Ideally you will have strong IT skills and a basic knowledge of the geography of London would be an advantage. You must be able to communicate clearly and make a positive contribution.

 

We offer a competitive salary plus 25 days’ holiday and travel pass.

 

For either role, please visit external-goaheadlondon.icims.com Closing date for applications: Friday 24 May 2019.

 

Go-Ahead London values diversity and promotes equality and we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Head of Engineering (Manchester)

Posted by | 23/04/2019 |

Bus Operations – Manchester

 

We will soon be running over 160 buses from our new site on the Queens Road, Manchester and are looking for an experienced Head of Engineering to join the senior leadership team and help us grow the business.

 

You will have excellent communication skills and be an analytical thinker and problem solver. This is a great opportunity to be part of something exciting, and in return you’ll receive a competitive salary based on your experience.

 

With responsibility for garage and company H&S, you will be planning and executing engineering strategies and initiatives to ensure the fleet is maintained to the highest standard of safety and reliability and in compliance to all legal, regulatory and company requirements.
With a track record of leading a similar sized engineering function, preferably in the bus industry, relevant qualifications would be desirable.

To apply please visit our careers page at: www.goaheadlondon.com/careers 

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Finance Director (Reading)

Posted by | 17/04/2019 |

Reading Buses is in an almost unique position in the bus industry with growing customer numbers and revenue. Multi-award winning, we are one of the UK’s most innovative and customer-focussed b us companies with a £50m turnover.

As FD, you will play a pivotal role in the board level strategy and continue growing the business. You will be a key contributor to the future vision and continuing success of the company and be wholly responsible for financial reporting across the business.

We are looking for someone who holds a recognised professional accountancy qualification and is a member of a CCAB professional body with extensive experience, including in a commercial setting and at Board level. The successful candidate will have experience of managing a complex financial function within a group structure, knowledge of appropriate financial reporting standards and have a good understanding of Company, Employment and Trust Law.

A full job description is available on our website: www.reading-buses.co.uk/finance-director

To apply, email your CV and a covering letter to Caroline Anscombe, HR Director at canscombe@reading-buses.co.uk
Closing date for applications is 6 May 2019. Interviews 15 May.