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We're London's largest bus operator, running 26 per cent of the capital's world-famous red network from 17 garages.  

We maintain approximately 2,200 vehicles to industry leading standards and those buses serve the city 24/7, safely transporting millions of passengers annually.

We're also the UK's biggest, most experienced and innovative zero-emission bus company, with a fleet of over 500 electric vehicles.  

Due to continued business growth, we start 2024 looking for additional colleagues to join our award-winning engineering team. 

We're currently recruiting experienced engineers across an extensive number of potential work locations in East, North and South London, offering:
 

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  • ​​​​​​A competitive salary.
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and development.
  • The opportunity to join a professional department at the forefront of decarbonising the capital's buses.
  • Free travel on the Transport for London system.
  • Discounted fares on other Go-Ahead services.
  • The security of working for an international passenger transport company.
  • A £3,000 sign-on welcome payment for new recruits with NVQ Level Three minimum or equivalent (paid in two instalments).

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We welcome applications from anyone interested in working for us and are happy to informally engage over the phone.  You can also get in touch by pressing the blue "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.

2024's going to be an exciting year for the company, with more e-buses joining the fleet, new vehicle technologies coming online and a significant building improvement programme starting at our garages. 

Chris McKeown, Engineering Director, said: "London's buses play a vital role and this is only possible thanks to a dedicated group of people, including the engineers who maintain our vehicles to exacting standards. 

My team will gladly discuss options and possibilities with anyone interested in an engineering career with Go-Ahead London, so it's worth getting in touch."

Finally, don't just take our word for how well regarded our engineers are.  Click on the link below to see how we’re independently judged.

https://www.soe.org.uk/event/skills-challenge/skills-challenge-past-winners.html

If the links do not work please send an email with the following;

  • Covering letter
  • CV

Or: Apply Now


 

To find out what it is like working as an Engineer at Go Ahead London, listen to our colleagues in the video clips below.

 

Chris Bissett

Gurdeep Sapal


 

Our current engineering vacancies

24LG035 – Shift Engineering Supervisor

Contract

Full-time

Salary

£54,358.00 per annum

Location

Camberwell

Closing date

26/07/2024

We are looking to recruit a Shift Engineering Supervisor. primary role will be to ensure that the engineering running shift team work effectively and efficiently throughout the shift to ensure that there are sufficient fit vehicles for service and breakdowns / on the road faults are actioned efficiently.

Key Responsibilities:

  •   Allocate work and duties to the engineering team to ensure sufficient vehicles are available to provide the required service.
  •   Ensure the engineering team effectively and efficiently deliver planned and unplanned maintenance.
  •   Ensure the PVR (Peak Vehicle Requirement) is delivered and managed daily, likely involving cooperation with the Operations Teams.   Review vehicles and assign a status to each, ensuring unsafe and unfit vehicles do not enter service and logging any lost mileage. This includes highlighting any specific mileage challenges that          may arise.
  •   Conduct frequent and regular reviews of the facilities and workshop, covering general housekeeping, health, and safety, and reporting any issues and defects.
  •   Ensure visitors or contractors working in the engineering department have the necessary permits and supervise any engineering contractors.
  •   Carry out quality checks on vehicles, ensuring they meet DVSA and company standards.
  •   Manage the running shift engineers during your shift, ensuring they have the skills and ability to perform their roles. This includes performance management and ensuring time at work is effective          and productive.

About You:

  •  It is essential that you have prior experience managing a team of engineers and can motivate colleagues to work collaboratively to deliver the required vehicle maintenance. Flexibility is required.
  • You must be able to work under pressure without close supervision, demonstrating initiative and adaptability.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to quickly learn technologies unique to our business are necessary.
  • Ideally, you will be a member of the IRTE or hold another relevant professional qualification. An interest in emerging technologies and electric vehicles would be advantageous.

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Senior Vehicle Engineer

Contract

Full-time

Salary

£927.69 per week.

Location

Putney

Closing date

Ongoing

Vehicle Engineer (Nights)

Contract

Full-time

Salary

£931.40 per week.

Location

Orpington

Closing date

Ongoing

Technical Apprenticeship

Contract

Full-time

Salary

£505.94 per week

Location

Stockwell

Closing date

Ongoing

*Please note we are not taking any further applications this year 2024.*

But you may still upload your CV if you wish to be considered for the 2025 intake of Technical Apprentices.

Please be aware you will be contacted next March 2025.  

 

 


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