Closing date: 11:55pm, 22 August 2022 Salary: £43,292 to £47,380 plus a location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £43,292 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £47,380 will be via incremental progression. Recruitment code: Oleeo 12428 Location: Sidcup
The vision of the Metropolitan Police Service (Met) is to make London safe for everyone. We are radically changing to deliver high-quality policing services in a more efficient and cost-effective way, in line with the Mayor of London’s Police and Crime Plan. Changing operational demands affect the size, make-up and deployment of our fleet.
The Met are currently exploring options to support the acceleration of decarbonisation to achieve net zero carbon status by 2030. With over 750 alternative-fuel vehicles already on the fleet, we are currently outlining targets for the full rollout of zero-emission-capable vehicles as we transition away from a reliance on petrol and diesel. For the Met, this is both an operational necessity and a legal obligation.
The Met’s fleet of 5,000 vehicles, 1,000 pedal cycles and 25 marine vessels are all-important physical assets that enable our officers and staff to carry out their jobs. The vehicles are a workplace for our officers and staff, carry sophisticated equipment for operational policing and providing a safe environment for the transport of the public and prisoners.
The vehicles are deployed on a wide range of duties and include such variety as general-purpose cars, protected public order carriers, motorcycles, armed response cars, pursuit cars, prisoner transport vans, transfer of plant and equipment. On many of these duties, the vehicles are subject to arduous use, responding to emergencies using police exemptions.
MO11 Fleet Services provides professional fleet solutions in support of all operational policing requirements across the Met in the most cost-effective way and is responsible for the entire lifecycle management of the fleet.
The technical development manager will work within the Engineering team to identify new technologies and develop them into solutions for implementation across the fleet. They will be observing legislation, regulations and industry standards to identify the impact on the MPS fleet of any new publications or revisions. Additionally, they will identify and implement improvements in the creation and management of technical documentation and processes. This will enhance the overall fleet operation, ensure that we meet operational demands and keep London safe by ensuring a safe, fit-for-purpose and available fleet in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
liaise with Customer Relationship teams to fully understand the requirements and technical specifications of vehicles and equipment for use within MPS
develop technical solutions to drive the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric vehicle (EV) ensuring they meet operational demands and are fit-for-purpose in the most efficient and cost effective way
ensure compliance with statutory obligations, road vehicles (construction and use) regulations 1986, resolving any conversion issues with suppliers, identifying and agreeing alternative technical solutions
convert requirements into a project plan for third party suppliers, work closely with them to clarify any technical issues and concerns and ensure that all vehicle conversion projects are delivered right first time, on time and to budget
develop and maintain good working relationships with all key stakeholders and provide professional technical advice as to what is in “the art of the possible” for vehicles, equipment and conversion
monitor and report on the progress of prototype and technology demonstration conversion projects, ensuring their alignment to fleet strategy and technical requirements
support the delivery of ad hoc programmes, projects, and continuous improvement initiatives ensuring their alignment to fleet strategy and technical requirements
support the management of vehicle converters and rigorous quality control of vehicle builds
develop and implement fleet technical standards including the fleet maintenance standards
as part of the technical governance process, champion the change process for technical standards across Fleet Services
If successful at the application stage, you will undertake an online assessment relevant to the role to test your suitability. Subject to a positive outcome in your assessment, you will then be invited to interview.
This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.
Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.