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Depot Delivery Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This is a wide ranging role, providing first line fault finding for technical defects, and Operational expertise and support as well as team leadership to the outstations engineering shunting teams.

The Operational aspect of the role includes coaching, monitoring and assessment of engineering staff based at outstation locations including competency in DPRP and Isolations. In addition other duties will include monitoring and reporting depot performance, developing and implementation of workflow process improvements, auditing of cleaning activities, and acting as liaison for Depot/Network rail Engineering works. In addition this role may also include depending upon the location, team leadership to a team of between 6 and 14 Engineers/Shunter Drivers, shunter driver duties, Yard Movement Coordinator duties, and day to day supervision of the location.

Key tasks will include leading and motivating a team of staff to ensure that they work together safely and effectively to the required standards and specifications. Co-ordinating the effective deployment of staff to ensure production deadlines and targets are met.

The Technical aspects of the role includes engineering support to the outstations team and first line fault finding, and rectification of minor repairs.

The Ideal Candidate

Experience of Railway Operations and or Engineering, Core Management and Leadership training or relevant experience, Intermediate IT skills (Excel, word etc).


Qualifications and certification in an Engineering, shunting or driving discipline, Advanced IT skills (Excel, Word etc), NVQ Level 4 in supervision/team management, quality & safety systems training.

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,500 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

London & Southeastern Railway

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