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Tamar Bridge & Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee






2 weeks ago

Closing date:

12 December 2022

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Tamar Bridge & Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee
Ferry Engineering Manager

£52,628 - £56,820

37 hr/week - Monday – Friday

There may be occasional ‘call outs’ outside of your normal working hours.  

The Ferry Engineering Manager is responsible for the maintenance of assets valued at around £30 million as well as the lead for the engineering aspect of the ferry you will have overall responsibility for optimising asset life and asset availability by managing the engineering, technical development, maintenance, and inspection functions in respect of the Ferries and associated shore facilities at Torpoint Ferry.   

You will act as a member of the senior management team and contribute to the strategic management of the organisation to ensure that it can deliver its mission of providing safe, reliable, and efficient crossings of the river Tamar through the operation, maintenance and improvement of the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferries.   

You will contribute to the KPIs for the delivery of the Ferry service by maximising the availability of the ferries and reducing time out of service due to routine maintenance and repairs.  

You will be responsible for procurement and contract management processes for engineering works, maintenance, and inspection services at the Torpoint Ferry to ensure that expenditure is cost effective and remains within stringent budgets. You will be required to forecast for short, medium and long term projects and ability to write clear, concise reports for internal purposes and external agencies is vital.  

The successful candidate will manage the Technical Manager and their direct line reports consisting of 8 multi-skilled mechanical and electrical technicians and 3 supporting roles, who maintain the three Ferries. The maintenance team is central to the service delivery. 

The person we are looking for will:

  • degree level qualification in Marine Engineering or other relevant discipline, or equivalent  
  • level 4 Business Qualification e.g. DMS, or equivalent
  • experience of undertaking a similar role in a marine engineering or similar working environment involving overseeing technical repairs  
  • managing, monitoring, and forecasting substantial budgets including long term financial and strategic planning and procurement of goods and services 
  • highly developed and effective management and team building skills 
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills for management of team and contractors, working with external agencies and other stakeholders 
  • ability to write and critically appraise detailed technical documents and specifications, contractual documents, and tender submissions.   

We can offer you:

  • Generous LGPS pension scheme – currently 20% employer contribution
  • Generous holiday entitlement – 28 days per annum plus bank holidays, which rises to 31 days per annum after 5 years’ service
  • Generous maternity and paternity allowance
  • Access to an employee assistance programme
  • Sick pay
  • Full PPE provided (as required)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • IT equipment provided

The job description, person specification and application form can be found on the following link  CVs will not be accepted.  If you have the passion, vision and dedication to perform this busy and important role please apply by 0900 on 12th December 2022.

For an informal conversation about the role please call David List, General Manager on 01752 812233.

If you have not heard anything by 19th December 2022 please assume you have been unsuccessful. No agencies please.

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Tamar Bridge & Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee seeks a Ferry Engineering Manager

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