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27 Sep 2019

Full-Time Engineering Director (Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire)

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire – Posted by Sarah Ward Anywhere

CompanyStagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire
Job expires in 3 days.
Job Location Cumbria & North Lancashire
Job CategoriesDirector and Engineering.
Job TypesFull-Time.

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Job Description

How does the sound of holding responsibility for the whole engineering function of a £38m 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 heart of the UK, with the natural beauties of the Lake District on your doorstep? If that’s grabbed your attention, please read on!


You may well be an existing Engineering Director and ready for a new opportunity, new industry or just a change of scenery. Perhaps you’re in an engineering management role and looking for your first step up to a director level 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 business.


Speaking of the business, let’s tell you about Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire…

Head-officed in Carlisle but spread from Carlisle to Morecambe and from the West Cumbrian coast to Kendal on the Eastern edge of the Lake District National Park our 760 colleagues make sure our 22.4 million customer journeys are done so safely and with a brilliant experience.


We operate a modern fleet of nearly 300 vehicles at the height of the seasons, and thanks to the fantastic work of our engineering teams we’ve achieved 99.7% reliability. As the new Engineering Director your target will be to move us even closer to that magical 100%!


With depots across Cumbria and North Lancashire, we’re an integral part of the communities which we serve, connecting people through over 12 million miles of routes, with some of the most challenging and spectacular landscapes in the world.


The Cumbrian and North Lancashire business is hugely diverse – with both city and rural operations.  Our Lakes services are hugely popular and well known, so if you’re looking for a CV building or career making opportunity, you’d be hard-pushed to find anything better!


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, high standard travel experience that provides good value for money.  To achieve this you’ll be given the responsibility to coach and mentor the team of over 120 engineering colleagues to ensure we deliver the brilliantly maintained fleet of which we’re incredibly proud.


You’ll definitely not be locked away in an office every day.  Visibility is crucial to the success of this role – plus it will give you huge variety and an incredible exposure to the whole business.


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 director 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’ bit if that’s not your engineering specialism).


And that’s about it!

On the basis that we tick your boxes, and you will tick ours, we’re waiting to read through your CV.  When you send it let our MD, Mark Whitelocks, know what you will bring to the role.  To be considered make sure Mark via  has what he needs by 20th October 2019.  Should you want to discuss the role with Mark in some more detail, get in touch with Lynn.

Regions: Cumbria. Job Categories: Director and Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 3 days.

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