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Chief Engineer (Oxford)

Posted by | 24/06/2019 |

How does the sound of holding responsibility for the whole engineering function of a multi million pound business sound to you? Fancy being part of the team that sets the strategic direction of the business too? And what if it was in the beautiful County of Oxfordshire? If that’s grabbed your attention, then please read on!


You may well be an existing Depot/ Fleet Engineer within Stagecoach and ready for a new opportunity or change of scenery, or perhaps you’re in an engineering management role and looking for your first step up to a senior leadership role. Either way you’ll have a passion for engineering and ability to provide trusted and inclusive leadership to our amazing engineering teams across the Stagecoach Oxfordshire business.

Speaking of the business, let’s tell you about Stagecoach Oxfordshire
(if you don’t know already!)…
Our operating company in Oxfordshire provides 19 million passenger journeys every year, employing over 550 colleagues and operating with a modern fleet of 174 vehicles from 3 depots at Oxford, Witney and Banbury. We operate the popular 24 hour Oxford Tube service between Oxford and London. Not only are we a highly successful business, we’re also an integral part of the communities in which we serve, connecting people through the operation of over 10 million miles across Oxfordshire in 2018.

So “what will I have the opportunity to do?” we hear you ask!
Ultimately the business wants to provide real customer-focused services that deliver a safe, reliable and high standard travel experience at a fair and reasonable price.

To achieve this you’ll be given the responsibility to coach and mentor the team of over 66 engineering colleaguesto ensure we deliver the brilliantly maintained fleet of which we’re incredibly proud. You will be responsible for encouraging staff engagement to ensure that your team are focused and enthused to deliver to the high standards expected from our customers every day.

This is a new and exciting role for you to take the opportunity to lead the engineering team in Oxfordshire to deliver exceptional standards of fleet maintenance and vehicle performance that provides the best service to our customers.

If you’re interested in this role we do need some specific experience:

We’d love someone who isn’t afraid to challenge the norm, thereby developing our processes to be robust, cost effective, and most importantly safe for our customers and colleagues.
As the focus of the role is both on the engineering and the leadership elements, you’ll need to be comfortable dealing with the people and change agenda, financial control, developing strategy and the technical elements (importantly we can teach you the ‘bus’ but if that’s not your engineering specialism – we’re open to all engineering backgrounds!).

And that’s about it!
If you’re ready for this opportunity, apply with your CV to
Closing date is Friday 5th July 2019

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Commercial Director (East Scotland)

Posted by | 21/06/2019 |

Scotland’s Public Transport Operator of the Year 2019 is looking for a Commercial Director to join our brilliant team. Our 1,300 colleagues are responsible for linking the people of Fife, Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross, to employment, education, health care, family and friends with over 32 million passenger journeys being made each year. The communities we serve are important to us and we continue to work with them in order to provide ever better transport solutions.


Our multi award winning bus and coach network extends to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow and independent research shows our customers are the most satisfied anywhere in the UK, while our Rennies Coaches brand provides coach hire and touring across the UK and Europe.


We are looking for an experienced individual who will;

  • Drive revenue and business growth
  • Identify new market opportunities
  • Direct marketing opportunities to support revenue generation
  • Develop products and services that meet customer needs whilst delivering growth
  • Monitor and analyse commercial activities
  • Engage with and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Oversee contract bidding and management
  • Manage and measure expenditure versus budget


You will be an existing Director or experienced Manager with a proven ability within marketing or business development functions within a customer facing organisation with excellent ommunication skills and a strategic outlook. There will be an attractive salary package for the right candidate, including company car, as travel is essential.


Travelling throughout the East Scotland area, and wider UK as required, the role will be based at our Dunfermline head office and the successful candidate will be expected to live within the surrounding area, a relocation package will be available.

To apply please email a full CV and covering letter, including current salary, to:

Closing date is Monday 8 July 2019 with interviews scheduled to be held on Wed 17 July.

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Public Transport Planner (Oxford)

Posted by | 21/06/2019 |

Salary Range: £30,507 – £36,876 per annum

Work Location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent


About Us:

Our mission at Oxfordshire County Council is simple – we want to enhance the incredible potential that already exists within the county in order to sustain thriving communities and a growing economy. As it is, we contribute more than £7billion gross to the national economy every year – and with more jobs than residents, that figure is set to grow.

We are seeking visionary individuals who will play a key role in enabling and shaping growth over the coming years. You will work in a team that will enable delivery of this growth, working with a range of stakeholders. If you can balance competing demands, have exceptional organisation skills and solid sector knowledge, you will be right at home in our progressive department.

About the Role:

You will be involved in a wide range of work; providing specialist technical input, supporting the delivery of public transport projects and be directly involved in the development of public transport strategies to meet the ambitious growth agenda in Oxfordshire. You will be working in partnership with colleagues and external stakeholders to support the delivery of our vision for public transport in Oxfordshire, regularly liaising with bus operators, developers and councillors.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to coordinate and provide the public transport response to major development proposals, from early engagement at local plan stage, through to the tendering of bus services.  You will also work in a very ‘hands on’ way to develop a programme for new developer funded bus services, their procurement and financial monitoring.  This will involve reviewing S106 contributions, writing tender specifications and evaluating bids.

Essentially you will be at the heart of ensuring that cost-effective, quality public transport services are delivered across Oxfordshire.

Take the next step in your career, visit to find out more information.

Rewards and benefits

In return, we can offer you:

  • A supportive and inclusive team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions supported by regular supervision
  • An agile working environment with a tailored induction plan
  • A wide variety of learning & development, coaching & mentoring and career development opportunities through our learning zone
  • A staff discount scheme for a range of retailers; holidays; insurance; eating out; health & leisure activities and rail travel
  • 24 – 32 days annual leave each year and an excellent pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 20% of salary


For more information and to apply, please click:


Closing date: 8 July 2019.

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Network Planner (Cambridge)

Posted by | 31/05/2019 |

We are currently seeking a creative individual to join our commercial team to build on our success in shaping the region’s bus network to meet changing travel demands. We have a strong focus on embracing new technology to manage our bus services and connecting with our customers.

Ideally, you will have experience of working in a transport sector and possess an understanding of the computer systems controlling fleet management and information data flow. Full training will be provided and we welcome applicants from those looking to begin a career in network planning. You will not only be responsible for helping design and manage the network but also for implementing staff rosters and duties. You will have a good standard of general education with an emphasis on technology, computer software and keyboard skills.

Above all, you will be enthusiastic, intelligent, innovative and forward thinking with a flexible approach to new challenges, and committed to exceeding customer expectations. You will enjoy working as part of a close, creative and cohesive team.

The post is based at our Head Office in the historic city of Cambridge, which has a vibrant local economy, good schools, affordable housing and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

A competitive salary is offered which will be discussed at interview.

Please submit your application including cover note stating why you are the most suitable candidate to:
Ross Barton, Operations Director, Stagecoach East, 100 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DN
or emailed to

Application Deadline: 21 June 2019

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Quality Assurance Engineer (Holborn-With European Travel)

Posted by | 28/05/2019 |

An opportunity has arisen for a Quality Support Engineer to join our Group Engineering department. Reporting to the Head of Quality Assurance and working as part of a team, this role will perform bus safety quality monitoring and deliver specific training to engineering departments throughout the Arriva Group. Working in Arriva’s diverse culture Quality Assurance Engineers will build relationships and quality partnerships to support continual improvement in Arriva’s engineering facilities with a focus on bus safety standards.


Key responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Deliver engineering support to all Arriva businesses
  • Engineering quality monitoring
  • Provide specific training courses
  • Provide technical expertise
  • Formulate action plans to support business improvement
  • Support new businesses and acquisitions
  • Assist with the development & implementation of engineering policies
  • Major incident support & investigation


You will also have:

  • A proven competency within an engineering environment
  • Possess excellent technical & diagnostic ability
  • In depth knowledge of PCV industry
  • The ability to evaluate engineering departments
  • Create and monitor achievable action plans
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • The aptitude to use your own initiative to solve problems
  • Capability to work unsupervised
  • The ability to liaise effectively with colleagues
  • Highly organized


In return, we offer an excellent remuneration package commensurate with your skills and experience, and an opportunity to work for a company that is committed to delivering a better service to its customers.  Please be aware that the role will involve significant European travel.


To apply, please go to


Deadline – 24th June 2019


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Shift PCV/HGV Technicians (Kent)

Posted by | 24/05/2019 |

Arriva Southern Counties, which forms part of Arriva’s UK Bus Division, locally operates some 750 buses and employs over 2000 staff in an area stretching from Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and Medway to the Surrey / Hampshire border.

Arriva isn’t just one of the biggest transport organisations in the area.  We’re one of the biggest in Europe, which means more opportunities for you.  

We are currently seeking skilled Shift PCV/HGV Technicians for our depots at Tunbridge Wells, Northfleet and Gillingham and a Mobile Team.

Technicians are an essential part of our team and ensure that all our vehicles are in safe and roadworthy condition for our customers.  People are our priority; being on time every time means that our customers will travel with us repeatedly.


  • Recent experience within PCV/HGV/LGV motor vehicle engineering
  • City & Guilds Level 3 or equivalent NVQ qualification in Motor Vehicle Maintenance.
  • Excellent diagnostic skills
  • Strong communication and team working skills.
  • Familiarity of the DVSA requirements would be desirable.
  • A full UK driving licence (at least 12 months and no more than 6 points); PCV licence is desirable

This position requires shift working on a 5 over 7 basis; day shift, early shift and late shift with a guaranteed 39 hours per week and the possibility of overtime.

What’s in it for you?

  • Access to “The Village” – employee discount scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 28 days holidays (including bank holidays) increasing over length of service
  • Training, development and career opportunities to include IRTEC Certification and PCV Licence attainment
  • Free bus travel for yourself, partner and eligible children
  • Excellent discounts at a variety of retail outlets, gyms, etc. through the Arriva Village

Please go to and apply for the depot that suits you.

Deadline – 28th June 2019

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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


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
or send your covering letter and CV to:

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


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


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