Fleet Controller

Job Summary



To manage the fleet of traction and rolling stock assets in the most effective manner, ensuring that safety, availability, reliability and performance are optimized and matched to the commercial requirements of Rail Operations Group and its customers.

Role Details



- All traction and rolling stock operates and is maintained in accordance with all relevant legislation

- All specific requirements for operation (couplers, adapters, air dryers etc) are maintained correctly and positioned/available for deployment

- All systems (TOPS/R2/NVR) are up to date with complete integrity and consistency between systems

- Zero cancellations or delays due to planning errors or maintenance activities

- Excellent levels of communication between ROG and customers/suppliers



  • • Provide technical support and assistance to Control Room staff and telephone support to operational and other staff across the company


  • Lead and manage TOPS integrity across the business, ensuring accurate reporting of maintenance and other activities on the appropriate systems


  • • Production of the fleet plan, ensuring engineering and maintenance requirements are inherent in all plans, whilst delivering availability and reliability of all fleet assets to all aspects of the business


  • • Manage defect reporting, action and close out, ensuring continuity of data between TOPS, R2 and DARTS, and any other systems in use by ROG or the supply chain


  • • Acknowledgement of NIR reports, ensuring the correct dissemination of NIR information from the Control to appropriate persons


  • • Lead the daily Fleet Conference ensuring notes and actions are identified and carried out, including outstanding actions and the progressing of those with individuals as required


  • • Working with the Commercial and Planning teams, allocate traction and rolling stock, couplers, adaptors and specialist equipment to commercial services to ensure planned services operate with maximum efficiency and in accordance with all maintenance schedules and guidelines


  • • Manage back to the plan after perturbation, disruption or incidents


  • • Provide technical support and guidance to the supply chain as necessary


  • When time in the shift pattern allows, carry out safety tours, depot visits, keeping engineering knowledge on ROG Traction and Rolling Stock current



Minimum HNC/HND in suitable technical or engineering discipline

Willingness to work towards membership of Institution of Engineering and Technology or Institute of Mechanical Engineering