Project Manager/Engineer - Depot (Birmingham)

£500 - £600 per day (dependant on experience)

Ford & Stanley - The Rail Recruitment Experts have partnered with an award-winning train operator in the Midlands.

Due to a restructure within the franchise projects team, we are currently seeking a Project Manager with a background in engineering with experience of Rolling Stock depots, who will ensure that everything is in place for the successful delivery of Rolling Sock Depot facilities.

The Opportunity



Contract Length

6 months  

Role and Responsibilities

  • To project manage the successful and timely delivery of the project for the existing Depots, supporting the operation, maintenance and deployment of train fleets
  • To ensure that the depot works are delivered within the agreed timescales to support the servicing and operation of the fleet
  • To ensure that the all the depot works programmes meet all safety and governance requirements
  • To manage effective working relationships with all stakeholders working in a positive and collaborative manner
  • Develop strategies and plans for the delivery of Depot Improvements and participate in the development of depot works, including the modification of the existing Depots sites on the Network
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Technical Advisors in the development of designs as appropriate
  • Develop robust project plans and RAID logs to support the project and to comply with internal Project Governance
  • Participate in the sharing of project management best practice across the Transition & Project Directorate and the wider business

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of complex Rolling Stock Depot projects involving multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of managing and maintaining depot facilities
  • Experience in procurement for the build of new and upgrade of old depots
  • An understanding of NEC and commercial contracts
  • Strong Appreciation of importance of stakeholder engagement, and requisite inter-personal skills to engage with stakeholders
  • Strong appreciation of importance of customer experience
  • Strong ability to produce clear and concise reports

Qualified in either:

PRINCE2, APMP or PMIBOK (desirable)


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