Maintenance Development Manager

Maintenance Development Manager

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London (All Terminals), United Kingdom.
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Reports to: Service Manager- Engineering Excellence

Location: London – Heathrow

Introduction to role

Vanderlande is the global market leader in automation systems and solutions for customers within the Airports, Parcel & Warehousing sectors striving to improve the competitiveness of our customers through Value Added logistic process automation. This is a key role, and you will be part of the Service organisation's extended leadership team, being accountable for providing inspirational and motivational leadership and management support and the ongoing commitment to drive excellence through data-driven solutions and technical advice. 

Role Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include proactively defining and delivering Maintenance strategies for the Baggage Handling systems at Heathrow Airport. Identifying and developing proactive and predictive maintenance technologies. Managing a blended team of Vanderlande and Heathrow maintenance and asset specialists. Providing support to the site-based teams as well Project teams, Spares and Procurement teams.

With approximately 60K maintainable assets in the Heathrow Baggage systems, this role is key to realising success for Vanderlande as well as our customer.

Join us in this exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of our organisation through impactful leadership and effective maintenance and reliability solutions.

Your responsibilities and activities will include:

  • Management of a joint Vanderlande/ Heathrow team (7 direct, 4 indirect)
  • Drive proactive development and continuously improve a risk-based maintenance (RBM) approach.
  • Ensure accurate recording of the assets and maintenance in the CMMS (Maximo)
  • Deliver Vanderlande global maintenance innovations locally and collaborate with global colleagues to share and bring the best to the UK
  • Ensure the delivery of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is performed, following system incidents
  • Have input into the long-term Asset Management approach
  • Support the long-term investment requirements, Life Cycle Planning, and Risk Management
  • Initiate and drive innovative Proof of Technology (PoT) and Proof of Concept (PoC) deployments to improve asset management practices.
  • Work closely with our Solutions team to represent front-line Service interests in projects and ensure a coordinated delivery approach
  • Be an active and supportive member within the global organisation of the growing network of global Maintenance Development
  • Support where required during ISO audit processes.
  • Support quality Business Cases to replace existing Baggage Handling system parts
  • Be proactive in identifying areas of improvement and cooperation across local departments and global organisations
  • Able to turn academic and theoretical into practical and valuable business change
  • Able to represent Engineering interests in a complex stakeholder environment
  • Good knowledge of service management (Design, Build, Operate, Maintain,  IT)

Role Qualifications and Skills

  • A supportive and encouraging leader with demonstrable experience in managing technical teams and identifying and nurturing talent
  • Blend technical, stakeholder engagement and project management skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and problem-solving abilities with the ability to work collaboratively & build robust, sustainable & beneficial relationships
  • A confident, professional manner with a “Can Do” approach
  • Proven track record in driving Maintenance Strategies to improve reliability
  • Knowledge of predictive and condition-based maintenance techniques
  • Strong communication skills, able to explain complex matters to customers and internal stakeholders clearly and relevantly
  • Good knowledge of ISO 55000 or similar
  • Institute of Asset Management or similar qualifications preferred

What we offer

  • 28 days of annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Bupa Medical Cover
  • YuLife – Wellbeing membership with fast access to GP appointments, promotion of health and wellbeing along with daily quests to gain Yucoins that can be swapped for shopping vouchers
  • Perkbox includes things such as free eye tests at Specsavers including discounts on Glasses, free cinema vouchers and a weekly free coffee from Nero. Along with hundreds of savings on day-to-day shopping, trips etc.
  • A challenging work environment with lots of opportunities of career progression.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension with Aviva

Vanderlande is fully committed to supporting, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet our job specifications. If you feel there is a barrier that potentially prevents you from applying, we are always happy to discuss or explore, any reasonable adjustments can be made to support your application.

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