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Continuous Improvement Manager

Note this role will go to other SWR depots as required.  Please note there is an opportunity at Wimbledon, and Bournemouth/Salisbury. 

Purpose of role

Supporting the adoption of lean maintenance techniques within the Engineering organisation of South Western Railway, to assist in achieving the challenging financial, performance and safety objectives of the engineering business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identification and delivery of Lean maintenance initiatives, to include implementation of Lean projects whilst driving key process improvement, continuously reviewing current engineering practices to enhance productivity & efficiency to deliver agreed KPIs.
  • Support the Fleet management team in relation to the continuous improvement methodology and under-pinning Lean maintenance principles.
  • Development, implementation and delivery of change programmes and a variety of business process improvement projects.
  • Develop relationships with Depot and Fleet Managers and other key players to facilitate culture change within the Fleet function.
  • Support the engineering team to ensure that rolling stock vehicles and depot plant and equipment are maintained and cleaned safely within timescales, cost and quality specifications.
  • Other projects and assignments as directed by the Head of Continuous Improvement

Person Specification

  • Understanding of Continuous Improvement techniques
  • Ability to coach colleagues to use CI methodology and toolkit
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management skills – ability to influence across the organisation
  • Significant experience of running workshops and dealing with senior stakeholders
  • Desirable Engineering degree or equivalent


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Nelson Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH4 9JA
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  • Company:
    South Western Railway
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Bournemouth Depot, Salisbury Train Care Depot
  • Closing Date:
    27 September 2019
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