Technical Engineer

Job Type Maintenance & Facilities
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 8
Closing Date 30/06/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £38,200.00 - £49,400.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work Full Time, Working 35 Hours a week

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance 

Role Title: Fleet Technical Engineer

The partnership's official name is Technical Engineer

Position: This is a Permanent position

Location: Bracknell 

Hours of Work: Full Time, 35 Hours per week. 

Salary: 38,200.00 - 49,400.00, Annual

This is a hybrid working role, therefore your time will primarily be split between working from home and the Central Transport Office (Bracknell). However, there will also be an expectation to visit other locations as needed (Occasional travel to Supplier and Partnership locations). 

About Role

Ideal role for a technical-based fleet management or workshop-based professional looking to advance their career as our Fleet Technical Engineer, you will provide engineering solutions to meet the Partnership’s current and future transport needs. 

Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting Vehicle Engineering Manager:

    • To establish operational vehicle needs.

    • Write, develop, and manage vehicle specifications ensuring productivity, cost-efficiency, and legal compliance.

  • Manufacturer Liaison:

    • Assess vehicle manufacturers’ products and create a list of approved suppliers and models.

    • Ensure manufacturer compliance with specifications.

  • Vehicle Compliance and Delivery:

    • Ensure new vehicles comply with legal and health & safety standards.

    • Collaborate with CV Operations and Procurement to deliver vehicles on time and to specification.

  • Fleet Development:

    • Stay updated on vehicle materials and equipment.

    • Analyse data on maintenance, whole-life vehicle costs, and fuel consumption.

  • Vehicle Livery and Systems Management:

    • Design vehicle livery in line with marketing and regulatory requirements.

    • Manage telematics, fuel monitoring systems, and bulk fuel infrastructure.

    • Prevent environmental incidents and fuel theft.

    • Maintain fuel management and support other systems to meet legal and operational standards.

  • Infrastructure Maintenance:

    • Oversee automated truck washing equipment and vehicle weighing systems.

Essential skills you’ll need 

  • Vehicle repair and maintenance qualifications (NVQ 3, BTec, HNC, HND or similar) 

  • Experience working in a fleet management, road transport environment or workshop-based environment, typically in a technical role

  • Intermediate PC applications (word, excel, PowerPoint or equivalent)

Desirable Skills you can bring:

  • Transport Manager CPC in Road Haulage

  • Understanding of project management and procurement processes

Please see the full details and the key accountabilities about the role in the Job Outline attached below. For current Partners only - Please view the job outline here using your internal Partnership email address:

Benefits of the Partnership and the Role

  • 💚- Full-time working holiday entitlement 22 days holiday (this will increase with length of service), plus public and bank holidays (this is prorated for part-time hours).

  • 💚- Great work-life balance, including a focus on well-being and flexible working and our equal parenthood leave Policy

  • 💚- Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not

  • 💚- You’ll get a Partnership discount in-store and online once you complete your Earning Membership period. That’s 25% off in John Lewis (12% off electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose (some exclusions apply) You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.

  • 💚- We’re proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most stunning areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them 

  • 💚 We will provide support with Professional Body memberships

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us on our website under About the Partnership; Benefits.

Additional Information:

The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend that you apply early

Please be aware that due to the nature and activities of this role, all successful candidates will have a DBS check carried out on them through a 3rd party registered body. For more details on DBS checks and what these entail, please visit the Government website.

You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

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