Engineering / Business Development
Vacancy Category: 
Line Manager: 
Group Engineering Director
Vacancy Code: 
CELF (Perivale)
Closing Date: 
2nd Jul '21

Job summary

The Zero Emission Transformation Manager will work for Metroline in London and support other ComfortDelGro business units to progressively deliver a zero emission vehicle fleet.  Ensuring appropriate infrastructure is in place and introduced within agreed timescales.  The role will work closely with our stakeholders to deliver solutions in line with Commercial objectives and all relevant legislation.  In addition support Sales and marketing of our services to internal and external business partners that will or could benefit from low/ zero emission transport options.


Main Responsibilities



  • Work with Engineering Colleagues to ensure maintenance regimes are amended to account for implementation of zero emission fuel
  • Work with Property Management colleagues to ensure that new  Infrastructure is introduced
  • To determine and recommend introduction of all zero emission  alternative fuelling options for vehicles
  • Investigate and identify power options at our various locations where (for example) solar and wind powered generation might be beneficial
  • Work with the Purchasing/ Technical and Project teams in developing a progressive strategy of introducing these systems to site
  • Deliver all solutions in full compliance with Health & Safety requirements
  • To work with UK power supply partners to structure and procure the delivery of power to and within our depots.
  • Delivering all solutions in the context of the contractual arrangements in place for our London operations is essential
  • To be familiarised and keep up to date with upcoming charging infrastructure possibilities for electrification of the bus network
  • To review and recommend other possible revenue streams that can be generated from our ZE policies.
  • This role will have a high level of autonomy in terms of research and planning so applicants must be able to show previous experience in producing fairly detailed financial, construction and operational plans and an understanding of bus operations.
  • The ability to communicate well and to work as part of a team is essential to show how ZE technology will affect day to day operation of our businesses in terms of scheduling, fleet size and cost management.
  • The Role will also work with business development across our several companies and help identify potential growth areas in other LEZ/ ZEZs and opportunities for procuring and expanding our operations.


The duties listed above are not exhaustive.

Essential Criteria

  • A thorough understanding of the structure and operation of UK Power Supply arrangements
  • A thorough understanding of Hydrogen production, storage which is very likely to form part of our Zero Emission plans
  • A thorough understanding of the TfL Contracting model;
  • Have a proven track record in delivering change and innovation;
  • Has a good understanding of budget controls and cost management;
  • Proven project management experience;
  • Understands the impact of KPIs and their relevance to the business;
  • Skilled in the use of IT systems, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English with the ability to communicate clearly and at all levels;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Must be proactive, methodical and results orientated;
  • Ability to manage own workload effectively and work to strict deadlines;
  • Ability to use initiative and identify solutions when a problem or difficult situation arises;
  • Must be able to demonstrate credibility to build professional relationships with both employees and managers;
  • Able to build lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders/suppliers;
  • An understanding/appreciation of the service requirements and the management of day to day operational issues;
  • Ability to influence and persuade key decision makers;
  • Willing to work additional hours to meet the needs of the business;
  • Must be a team player but leads from the front and is willing to develop others to increase team and individual performance;
  • Is not fazed about making unpopular decisions that are business critical;
  • Determined and ambitious with the drive to succeed.


Hours of work

38 hours per week, Monday to Friday but must be flexible to work over and above these hours if deemed necessary.

The Equality Act

Metroline is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with due regard to legal obligations for protected characteristics i.e. age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

How to apply

Please email a covering letter of application and CV to Jenny Watson, Human Resources Administrator, [email protected]


Applications should include:

  • the reasons you are applying for the post;
  • why you believe you are a suitable candidate;
  • any relevant qualifications or experience.

Internal applicants should ensure they make their line manager aware of their application.