Fleet Engineering Manager

Job Type Maintenance and Facilities
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 06/12/2020
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £40,900.00 - £53,600.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work Mon - Fri. 08.30 - 17.00


What’s the role about?
In this role you will assist the Fleet Engineer in continually driving engineering improvements and whole life cost reduction in the commercial vehicle fleet through working with Operators, analysis, testing and selection and application of new technology. You will lead low carbon projects, and have oversight of CT infrastructure and livery.

What will you be doing?

  • Assist Fleet Engineer to constantly seek improvement and evolution of vehicle specifications by :-
    - Working with and influencing operators to optimise vehicle productivity and driver reaction
    - Working with and influencing Maintenance Department to minimise whole life cost and downtime

  • Manage and liaise with outside academic organisations and consultancies (Cambridge University, Cranfield, SRF, Cenex etc) to direct research and apply learnings to the fleet

  • Conduct in-service , dynamometer and track testing to optimise fuel consumption

  • Manage technical investigations and assist in generic warranty claims and campaigns

  • Liaise with vehicle manufacturers aftersales department where appropriate

  • Oversight of written vehicle specifications

  • Oversight of vehicle livery

  • Oversight of infrastructure, ie bulk fuel tanks, vehicle washes, fuel monitoring equipment

  • Analyse future and current vehicle, fuel, refrigeration and equipment technologies and advise on their feasibility.

  • Maintaining links with sustainability, proving, and academic bodies to maintain best practice and seek expert opinion

  • Seek and evaluate low GWP refrigerant solutions

What you'll have
Commercial vehicle engineering qualification (NVQ 3)

Certificate of Professional Competence in road transport operations

Commercial vehicle maintenance experience

Compliance with VOSA standards

Intermediate Excel

What else could you bring?

LGV C + E driving licence


HNC or above

Advanced Excel and database

Please note:

As a business we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here. https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/ 


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