GB Railfreight Ltd

  • Fleet Manager

    Job Locations UK-Peterborough
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/12/2018 5:10 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    GBRf are pleased to announce we have a brand new position available for a Fleet Manager based at our Peterborough office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the control and seamless delivery of GBRf’s loco, wagon and road fleet supply.


    We are seeking a professional and influential manager with previous fleet planning experience in the railway industry to join this fast growing successful business.


    This role will report to the Production Director and will be a key part of GBRf’s leadership team. You will be responsible for managing a team of 3 individuals based in Peterborough ensuring that the fleet operations are safe, efficient and cost effective. Working alongside embedded suppliers such at EMD and VTG the successful candidate will need to engage with these and other suppliers regularly to meet challenging fleet availability targets. 



    • Responsible and accountable for efficient and effective use of GBRF assets including Loco’s, Wagons and Road fleet.
    • Produce regular KPI reports with intention to improve utilisation, cost efficiences and maximise revenue through full train sets.
    • Represent the Fleet team at senior management and strategical meetings.
    • Responsible for GBRf fuel budget and introduce initiatives to reduce spend.
    • Responsible for the introduction of IT systems aimed at enhancing GBRf fleet utilisation, performance and cost.
    • Line management of Loco, Wagon and Road fleet team members.
    • Be accountable for all fleet plans and any arising issues.
    • Maintain fleet service and inspection records to ensure compliance with manufacturers' servicing schedules or leasing companies’ maintenance requirements. You must also maintain records to demonstrate that the fleet operations comply with industry and safety regulations in the UK - this will include the road driving handbook and toolbox briefs as required.
    • Ensure the road fleet tracking database is maintained and reliable (including driver key fobs and van details)
    • Ensure the road fleet MID database is maintained to a high standard - this will include adding new vehicles and removing those no longer in the fleet
    • Manage relationships with fleet suppliers ensuring the services provided under their contracts are delivered within contractual guidelines.
    • Manage risk control to meet changing legal compliance.


    Key skills and Expertise

    • Significant experience of leading a sizeable Operational Fleet team
    • Demonstrated ability to effective plan loco, road and/or wagon fleets within a fast paced environment.
    • Business focused, professional in an ever changing service delivery environment.
    • Ability to engage and influence operational stakeholders.
    • Exceptional planning and organisational skills.
    • Ability to encourage and motivate others to deliver results under time pressure.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to staff development.
    • Experience compiling high quality data reports to better inform the business of where investment might be needed and where efficiences can be made.
    • High standard of IT skills and experience implementing new systems and processes in a large organisation.
    • Flexible approach in hours and travel as you may be asked to attend other GBRf sites and customer meetings.
    • Management or leadership qualification equivalent to ILM Level 5


    The Offer

    The following is an overview of the remuneration package linked to this role:

    • Competitive salary of £55,000 - £65,000 per annum (will vary dependant on skills and experience).
    • Annual Bonus
    • Pension – 5% employee and 7.5% employer
    • 25 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays
    • Generous Healthcare plan for you and your family including a Hospital Treatment Insurance for certain hospital procedures.
    • Access to thousands of Retail Discount benefits


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