As an engineer in charge of Traxx locomotives operating in Germany and central Europe, I measure levels of availability, reliability and safety across the fleet. I also oversee our maintenance strategy for the short, medium and long term, suggesting technical action plans to improve our rolling stock and satisfy our clients. Working with our procurement teams, I help to define maintenance and servicing operations and am involved in contractor approvals, contract management and supervision.
Although my role is fundamentally technical, I keep a firm eye on costs too! I also oversee and manage maintenance contracts with our suppliers, adapting them as needed to suit our clients’ requirements. I provide the technical and financial lead for my fleet of locomotives – it’s an extremely varied working life.