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Engineering Manager (Mechanical)

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic engineer to manage the team in our busy engineering department.

Do you have experience of both practical engineering and management of workshop resources? Join our team and play a leading role in driving improvements to workshop output during an exciting time at the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.

Around 60,000 passengers travel with us at our leading heritage attraction in Cornwall each year. The dedicated engineering team based in our Bodmin General workshop are responsible for keeping our fleet on track to transport all those visitors. Could you be just the person we need to help us meet a demanding schedule of maintenance, working on our fleet of heritage steam and diesel locomotives, coaches, wagons and plant?

Reporting to the Board, the successful applicant will be responsible for managing the routine maintenance, repair and restoration of our heritage fleet of rolling stock to ensure both day to day and planned running requirements are managed and achieved.

The ideal candidate will have a background in both practical engineering and management of workshop resources. They will be instrumental in implementing changes to workshop facilities and practices to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our workshop output.

The workforce, both employee and volunteer, comprises machinists, fitters, boilersmiths, mechanics, carpenters, electricians and painters who work together on our fleet of heritage steam and diesel locomotives, MK1 and other coaches and our historic freight vehicles.

Due to the operational nature of our railway, some weekend work may be necessary as required.


Submit your CV and covering letter

To apply please email the Railway’s Commercial Manager Steve Ackland on [email protected] attaching your CV and a covering letter, and including Engineering Recruitment in the subject line.

Closing date: 28th February 2020

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