Engineering Team Leader

Job Details
  • 3909 Arriva TrainCare
  • Eastleigh
  • Permanent
  • £36,608 + life and healthcare cover...

Engineering Team Leader (Rail Vehicle Heavy Maintenance)

Take the lead and motivate a team of highly skilled Fitters and Electricians, delivering heavy maintenance projects at the Arriva TrainCare depot in Eastleigh.

A fantastic permanent contract opportunity with a salary of £36,608 pa and great additional benefits including 26 days annual leave (including bank holidays), pension, life and healthcare cover, Arriva Travel Pass, Cycle to Work scheme and Arriva Village retailer discount scheme.

You’ll work an average of 35 hours per week, 7am to 5:30pm on a 4 on 4 off shift roster.

PLEASE NOTE: By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the Deutsche Bahn Group / Arriva TrainCare website, where you will be required to complete an online application form.


What will this role of Engineering Team Leader (Rail Vehicle Heavy Maintenance) entail?

As Team Leader, you’ll be responsible for efficiently carrying out the overhaul of rail vehicles to laid down standards and procedures. Tasks will include fitting floors, panelling, seating, tables, windows and doors in the interior of rolling stock, as well as:

  • Implementing and maintaining safety systems, production efficiency and quality output
  • Liaising with the Production Engineer to ensure work programmes are implemented and technical problems are resolved
  • Implementing customer requirements and assisting with continuous improvement innovations
  • Ensuring the safe movement of rail vehicles, and the compliance of teams working to VMI’s, VOI’s and Arriva TrainCare work instructions  
  • Assisting in developing competence assessments for team members
  • Mentoring and coaching team members to ensure job requirements are fulfilled
  • Ensuring work locations are fit for purpose and compliant with standards

What will I need to be considered for this Engineering Team Leader (Rail Vehicle Heavy Maintenance) role?

  • Previous experience managing depot operations, with a full understanding of rail vehicle (preferred), aircraft or plant heavy maintenance activities
  • Qualified to a minimum of City and Guilds, BTEC or NVQ Level 3 in Engineering (or equivalent) ideally Rail Traction and Rolling Stock
  • Experience of leading a team and strong communication skills
  • Good understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering and production efficiency techniques
  • Driver operator / shunter assessment in a relevant class of vehicle (desirable)

Who will I be working with?

Arriva TrainCare provides Light and Heavy Train Maintenance services to the railway industry from its six strategically located maintenance depots. The successful, rapidly evolving organisation is going through a massive transformation at real pace, with a strong order book for 2020 and beyond.

Arriva TrainCare is part of Arriva, which is part of the Deutsche Bahn group, one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing over 55,900 people and delivering more than 1.5 billion passenger journeys across 15 European countries every year. You’ll be part of a professional team with these core behaviours at heart;

  • One Arriva - We work as one team, ‘together we are Arriva’;
  • Great customer experience - We keep our customers happy every day;
  • Doing the right thing - We look after our customers, colleagues and the environment, and always put safety first;
  • Thinking beyond - We are curious and inspired to think beyond today for an even bigger and better Arriva tomorrow.

Arriva is committed to diversity, if you’re good and meet the essential criteria outlined above, you’re welcome. Please include a cover letter upon submitting your CV for this Engineering Team Leader role.

PLEASE NOTE: By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the Deutsche Bahn Group / Arriva TrainCare website, where you will be required to complete an online application form.


All applications for this Engineering Team Leader (Rail Vehicle Heavy Maintenance) are to be submitted online.

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