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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Facilities Manager - Rail Depot

  • Job added:   8 February 2020
  • Salary:   £35000 - £40000/annum West London Location
  • Location:   London
  • County:   London
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211651093
  • Company:   CV-Library
This role of the Facilities Manager is to ensure by way of Control that all Rail Depot Facilities Maintenance Activities are carried out with key responsibilities for the front-line response to Plant, Equipment, Building and Services defects.

Client Details

The Client is an attentive and innovative organisation within the Real Estate and Property sector, specialising in delivery of high-quality facilities solutions to some of the most prestigious buildings/ Contracts in and around London. The client is looking for an Facilities Manager - Rail Depot who is up to date with both Statutory Legislation and current Health & Safety requirements to join there site in West London.


As the Facilities Manager - Rail Depot you will be responcible for the following:

To Manage all Depot Planned Preventative Maintenance whilst ensuring that all Plant & Equipment is maintained to a high Standard through a scheduled plan.
To ensure that all Plant & Equipment is made available to Operations in meeting the Needs of the Customer. Refurbishment and Refresh of Associated buildings etc.
To develop planned maintenance activities to ensure minimal disruption of Plant and Infrastructure is achieved in effect of Depot Operations

To Manage, Control and Implement cost effective disposal of Waste removal from site in line with ISO 14001 Environmental directives and legislation working toward Zero waste to landfill.

To Manage and Implement the Safe Control of Contractors on site ensuring that both legislative requirements are met and to meet the company directive of Zero LTA's

Successful Record keeping of Facilities databases in support of the maintenance facilities; to record anniversary dates for the test and calibration of tool and gauge equipment in line with statutory regulations.

Implement and Coordinate measures to optimize energy and in doing so, reduce service costs to fall in-line with the Plant Engineering Budget and Targets.

To Manage all Soft Service Activities to include Security office Cleaning


The successful candidate will have:

HNC Equivalent in Engineering or Building Services is desirable

NEBOSH or IOSH General Standard of Certification or a Recognised Health and Safety Qualification is essential.
A Mechanical / Electrical background from would be preferred, particularly within a Rail environment, although not essential.
Typically, 5 - 10 years + work experience in a preventative maintenance role with a good understanding of all types of Plant and Systems.
Although the Individual must be able to Manage a Team with in Plant Engineering, the individual must be able to work on his/her own initiative whilst being able to communicate at all levels of the Operation.
A financial and commercial acumen is a must as the role includes responsibility for keeping within the realms of the budget, completing WIP (Work in Progress) billing reports and supporting the Account Manager in chased Aged Debt. Furthermore, financial innovations will be required to enhance the profitability of the contract and to aid in recouping the contractual savings that we have committed to.
It is imperative that the individual is highly organised, with the ability to prioiritse their workload, according to operational and contractual requirements.
Taking ownership of issues is key to this role, as is developing and maintaining customer relationships
Job Offer

The Facilities Manager - Rail Depot can expect:

Competitive salary
Great bonus scheme
Fantastic opportunity's to progress within your career

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