Production Manager - Three Bridges, Crawley

Job Description

At Siemens Mobility Limited we are looking for a Production Manager for our Three Bridges Depot in Crawley.

The Production Manager will lead and mentor of a team of supervisors and technicians for safe delivery of the agreed production program ensuring quality is maintained. You will also work with customer facing Project Management teams to understand customer requirements and constraints and developing a plan that will meet these requirements.

With a strong focus on safety, quality and continuous improvement the successful candidate will be able to identify and delivery, through their team, operational efficiency improvements.

This role is a shift based role working 40 hours per week.

Roles and Responsibilities

Health, Safety & Environment

  • Implementation of safe systems and controls within your area of responsibility.
  • Understand, implement and comply with the Siemens Rail Systems HSQE policies.
  • Communicate health and safety responsibilities to your team and ensure employees raise issues and participate in implementation of agreed changes.
  • Fully participate and engage in RL behavioral safety agenda to ensure you and your team work safely.
  • Engage with HSQE team to agree targets and priorities to communicate and cascade to team.
  • Take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions that may have an environmental impact.
  • Carry out audits in accordance with local audit plans and implement any recommendations made within the agreed timescale with the customer.
  • Investigate any incidents thoroughly, complete relevant reports and implement agreed preventative actions.
  • Accept personal responsibility to take care of ourselves and any others affected by one’s own acts or omissions.

Production Management/ Fleet Planning

  • Plan and manage all resources including people, plant, material, tools and third party services to meet the operational requirements.
  • Develop and execute production plan to meet business targets, keeping deferred work to a minimum
  • Ensure all maintenance activity is undertaken in accordance with the relevant maintenance instruction and Group Standards.
  • Ensure optimum shift coverage minimising downtime, complaints or delay to our customers.
  • Ensure any extraordinary circumstances or any complex work is built into the plan.

Continuous Improvement & Quality

  • Actively encourage identification of continuous improvement activities and implement any with significant cost and labour savings.
  • Actively manage production related projects in area of expertise.
  • Carry out audits in accordance with the audit plan and implement any recommendations made within the agreed timescale.
  • Actively participate in our 3is improvement programme and drive implementation of improvements from the team.
  • Continuously develop cross functional and departmental processes.

Customer Service 

  • Develop good relationships with customers by ensuring consistent delivery of targets and escalations are dealt with promptly.
  • Understand customer requirements to ensure plans are kept up to date and relationships maintained.

Finance and Commercial

  • Manage day to day operations in line with agreed KPIs.
  • Ensure short-range budget objectives are met and identify criteria for monitoring progress and measuring success.

People Management

  • Demonstrate competence in all of the Siemens Management Standards and Siemens Leadership capabilities.
  • Role Model behaviour and values consistent with Siemens Values, Siemens Rail Systems Behavioural Partnership and Siemens Business Conduct Guidelines.
  • Develop a high performance culture with strong employee engagement using the Siemens People Management policies and tools (PMP/4 Success objective setting, appraisal and development plan, Succession planning, Recognition schemes etc.)
  • Proactively progress any absence reviews or formal absence meetings in accordance with the Sickness Absence policy.
  • Progress any grade reviews from staff dialogues or arising in a timely manner, tracking progress.
  • Develop plans and implement learning and development solutions to develop talent and enhance capability in the team.


  • Monitor compliance to meet internal control procedures and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Ensure awareness and understanding of Siemens compliance policies and ‘Tell Us’ ethos. Implement in areas of responsibility.

What do I need to qualify for the role?


  • Management or supervisory experience in a technical position
  • Technical knowledge of Rolling Stock maintenance procedures/practices
  • Engineering ONC or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Good knowledge of IT systems/software
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong organisation/planning skills


  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques
  • Good understanding of Health, Safety and environment legislation/procedures
  • Basic understanding of project management principles
  • Contract/Commercial knowledge

About us

We’re Siemens. A collection of over 377,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them! We have offices across the UK, full of talented individual’s helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Does creating the ways a new world moves sound like it requires your skills? How about ensuring we do it with net-zero emissions by 2050? Discover a engineering career combining innovation, sustainability and a rare opportunity to shape society at scale.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas of the application form to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role. We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.


What else do you need to know?

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance and pension. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new! That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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