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Production Process Engineer

Job Title: Production Process Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: 032811
Job Published: February 05, 2020 16:49

Job Description

Production Process Engineer 032811
Organisation - Fleet
Job - Train
Position Type - Full Time
Grade: MMG1
Location: Palestra, Southwark, various LU Depots as required.
Salary: circa £60,000


Every day more than 31 million journeys are made across TfL’s network. We do all we can to keep the city moving, working, growing and to make life in our city better.


The Mayor has set an ambitious programme to deliver an affordable, accessible, reliable and safe transport network for London. In the midst of a rapidly growing population and our unprecedented financial challenge, we are working hard to ensure that we’re designing a more modern London Underground – becoming more efficient, maximising revenue and developing our asset portfolio.


The Asset Operations (AO) Directorate's key objective is to improve the operating performance of the underground railway system whilst maintaining the safety of our people, stakeholders, the travelling public and all assets effectively & efficiently.


Job Purpose:


We are have exciting opportunities as Production Process Engineers to manage compliance of governance processes across Projects for Essential Maintenance Interventions, Operations and Routine Maintenance areas by utilising the use of lean engineering methods across the Depot Teams to ensure continuous improvement and best practice.


You will productionise project work areas ensuring, Tooling and Materials are all available to ensure continuous working during project works. You will work with Suppliers and materials in developing delivery schedules for Overhaul parts and working to develop Overhaul kits and Line side "Just In Time" material schedules. To look for continuous improvements in production schedule and introduce process audits in conjunction with the Quality Assurance Engineer.


Key Accountabilities:


Accountable for providing daily guidance to the Project Production teams on daily project activities to ensure the timeframe for works is met.
To plan and review all daily project activities such as (but not limited to) train preparation, depot train movements etc by utilising  Management systems (e.g. Ellipse, SAP) ensuring  decisions are made on resource levels which allow the wider project plans to be executed
Ensure planning and controls for projects are in place for the depot by maintaining information on the asset management database which in turn allows project deadlines to be met.
Accountable for regularly reviewing the Project Schedules Tasks with key stakeholders to ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, standards and legislation.
To ensure the day to day depot project activities comply with all current legislation (including Health and Safety legislation). E.g carry out regular, agreed Planned General Inspections (PGI's) as well as engaging in Safety Hours with staff members.
To implement and communicate approved new initiatives to improve productivity, process and overall rolling stock reliability allowing the smooth service to be delivered to the customer.
To deputise for the Project Manager in their absence ensuring that the project area is managed in a safe, efficient, productive manner
To manage staff and other resources so that production is maximised
Equality and Diversity


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process


Please apply using your CV and a two page (maximum) covering letter.


Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.
Skills, Knowledge, Experience:


All points are Essential unless stated otherwise




Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels across the organisation.
Ability to influence people at all levels across the organisation, including negotiating and successfully facilitating joint decision. (Desirable)
Ability to manage and motivate people within own team and across the organisation. 
Ability to manage customer expectations and deliver to meet these expectations.
Ability to build effective working relations (partnering) with people at all levels across the organisation. (Desirable)
Ability to manage conflicting priorities and work under pressure to achieve tight deadlines


ONC/HNC in an Engineering discipline or equivalent (Desirable)
Knowledge of operational Railway safety principles, regulations and legislation.
Good record keeping and application of audit trail knowledge.
Good understanding of Heath, Safety, Quality and Environmental standards and their application to the UK railway industry
Knowledge and understanding of planning and project management
Good understanding of Train borne systems


Producing high quality and readable reports and presentations for all levels of audience
Experienced in managing technical meetings.
Experienced in managing small teams of staff
Experience in delivering several continuous improvement projects simultaneously within an operating railway environment. 
Experience of using an asset management database e.g. Ellipse
Experience of using SAP
Additional Information

Permanent and secondment opportunity available

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th February 2020 @ 23:59

This role is a project requirement and will mean night working, early starts and weekend work will be required at various times.


In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:

Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
29 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
Tax-efficient childcare payments
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel