Direct Rail Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Since its formation in 1995, DRS has developed and maintained an industry-leading reputation for providing safe, secure, reliable and cost-effective services within both nuclear and non-nuclear related markets.
As a profitable, dynamic business with an annual turnover in excess of £83 million per annum and employing 475 employees, DRS has sustained and developed critical UK nuclear transport capabilities and supported the decommissioning activities for the NDA and the UK nuclear industry. Whilst it has diversified into other services, its raison d’etre will remain firmly focused on the transportation of specialist nuclear materials.
We now require an experienced engineer to become our Deputy Engineering Director, ensuring excellence and efficiency in DRS’s fleet maintenance and depot work. In addition to co-ordinating those day-to-day operations, the successful candidate will play a key role in DRS’s engineering planning and strategy and will deputise for and support the Engineering Director as required.
With an outstanding track record of managing high-performing engineering teams in safety-critical rail environments, your oversight and planning will continually improve DRS’s maintenance facilities and processes leading to excellence in the operational performance of DRS’s fleet of locomotives and rolling stock. You will develop systems and support for the engineering professionals, engage and enhance positive relationships with teams, ensure adherence to HSEQ and regulatory obligations and, with effective collaboration and resourcing, bring performance at all depots to industry-leading standards.
Closing date for applications: Monday 14th October 2019
For a confidential discussion, please contact David Thomas on 07967 172902 or Balvinder Sangha on 07739 508312.
At DRS, we provide equality and fairness for all our employees and do not discriminate against age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.