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Arriva in Kent and Surrey

Assistant Engineering Manager



Arriva’s UK Bus division is part of Arriva, one of Europe’s leading transport services organisations.  We are one of the biggest bus operators within the UK, employing around 17,000 people and running over 7,000 buses.  Arriva Southern Counties employs over 1,600 staff and operates a fleet of over 600 buses across parts of West Kent, Surrey and Essex. 

We are currently hiring an exceptional and suitably experienced candidate to join our Guildford depot in this important support role.


Driving engineering excellence within the depot the role will work closely with the Engineering Manager in order to deliver key performance objectives in respect of service delivery, reliability and presentation, within clearly defined budget limits.

About you:

  • Undertaken a recognised apprenticeship and attained either C&G Level 3 / NVQ Level 3 / BTEC in Engineering – Motor Vehicle Maintenance

  • Strong, demonstrable technical knowledge and understanding of DVSA requirements

  • Highly organised with excellent communication skills, able to build strong relationships across a wide range of stakeholders with an emphasis within Engineering and Depot Operations

  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills


  • A competitive salary,

  • Continuous personal development,

  • Great career prospects,

  • Company pension scheme,

  • Free bus travel for yourself, partner and eligible children.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging role, please forward your CV with brief covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role to: 

Ian Wilson – Recruitment Manager, Arriva Southern Counties, Invicta House, Armstrong Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6TX

Closing Date: Fri 30 September, 2016

Reference Number: IW/AEMGFD

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