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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Experienced Project Manager needed to head a modifications programme for a fleet of trains for a 6-month contract.

The Opportunity:

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting a Modifications Manager who will add a responsible and challenging position to their portfolio of successful projects. This will be a busy role that will contribute towards modern and safe public transport for a major train operating company. Both complex in nature and client facing, this position will be ideal for someone looking for a challenge and a way to utilise their entire project management skillset.


Longsight, Manchester / Neville Hill, Leeds – based at depot which is closer with 1-2 days a week travelling to the other depot.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and organise the ongoing modification of the vehicles, prioritising work in order of safety, reliability, and client request.
  • Liaise with various internal departments in order to ensure the successful completion of the project.
  • Act as a link between the client, the regular maintainer and company providing the modifications.

The Candidate

A Project Manager, who has seen programmes through from cradle-to-grave, the candidate will be motivated by responsibility and a challenge.


  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience in a client-facing position.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Projects or other project management software.


Experience with rolling stock, however other relevant industries will be considered (heavy engineering, rail, aerospace, bespoke and complex engineering manufacturing projects).

Likely Job Titles: Project Manager, Modifications Manager, Production Planner, Maintenance Manager

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Contract
    • Location: Manchester/Leeds
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:£300 - £380