Engineering Manager

£50,000 plus a company car

Who are we… At DFDS people mean the world to us. We aim to attract and retain the best talents, provide challenge and opportunity for personal development. We also make sure that you know what a difference you make to our business and how you can be proud of building one of Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics companies. In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.. 

The Role An opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Manager within the Logistics Division. The role will be centred around ensuring best fit equipment (Truck / Trailer) is specified and implemented across the logistics division:

  • Overseeing a fleet of circa 2,000 trucks and 8,000 trailers from a fleet replacement planning perspective
  • Close liaison with operational colleagues working on equipment specifications
  • Being the key liaison between operations and manufacturers controlling aftersales activities
  • Maintaining a close relationship with manufacturer / partners managing the replacement of fleet assets
  • Control of reporting following the performance of fleet assets
  • Leading the business holding review meetings to ensure efficient use of fleet assets
  • Direct input to the fleet replacement planning and evolution of equipment required
  • Close liaison with Sustainable Logistics team evaluating global impact of fleet assets
  • Leading projects and trials for new fleet asset technologies / developments
  • This role will require an element of European travel
  • You would be expected to be in the Immingham office 1-2 days per week

Who we wantThe ideal candidate will have a technical background with previous experience in specifying truck / trailers for a Logistics operation. A proactive individual with the personality and communications skills enabling effortless interaction across multiple locations / countries.

Now about what we can give you.  You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:

  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips
  • Full employee assistance programme including:
  • Proactive financial, emotional, mental and physical health care support including face to face counselling, fast 24/7 access to a GP, a second medical opinion and legal support for colleagues and their family
  • Huge range of retail discounts from high street and online retailers
  • Cashback on health care including dental, optical, physiotherapy, prescriptions, specialist consultations and much more
  • Access to Thrive, our award-winning Wellbeing platform
  • Access to mental health first aid and opportunity to join support webinars with a focus on all areas of positive wellbeing

 What we do…. DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.9bn. To over 8,400 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. Our 10,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. 

Interested? Apply now!   If you’re looking for a varied role and have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!



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