PSV Technicians / Vehicle Engineers


Arriva is a market leading bus operator and the engineering function is currently undergoing exciting development and change which will ensure that we remain ahead of our competitors in an ever changing industry.

In London we are looking for highly skilled and enthusiastic engineers, across all disciplines, who want to work for an organisation which is at the forefront of motor vehicle technology and is striving to maintain its position of dominance.

You will need to inspect, diagnose, maintain and repair Arriva vehicles to keep London moving, ensuring the safety of our fleet, and the comfort of our passengers

Responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting and maintaining buses to specified standards
  • Diagnosing faults efficiently and effectively by road testing vehicles using the latest diagnostic and test equipment
  • Undertaking efficient and effective mechanical, electrical and body repairs and road testing on completion, ensuring standards are met
  • Completing all relevant documentation to a high standard
  • Organising your daily workload
  • Communicating and working effectively with a team and providing support to colleagues
  • Flexibility
  • Ensuring Health & Safety standards are met

Experience and skills:

You will already be experienced within motor vehicle engineering. Knowledge of either PCV/HGV would be an advantage, and an NVQ level 2 or equivalent in mechanics, electrics or coachbuilding is essential.

You will possess excellent diagnostic skills and be a good communicator. Familiarity of the DVSArequirements would be desirable. A full UK driving licence is essential and a PCV licence is advantageous.

We will train you to gain IRTEC accreditation and a PCV licence if you haven’t got one (you’ll need to get your PCV licence before your probationary period has passed)

Hours of work :

We work on shifts within a rota.

You will not be required to work more than an average of 5 days per week over the cycle of the rota and days off may rotate through each week. All 7 days a week are in scope of this pattern.

The standard working week is 38 hours but actual hours worked each day may vary according to location and shift. Average rostered hours worked will not exceed 38 hours per week over the cycle of the rota worked.

For shift work, you will not normally start your shift before 5am or finish a shift after 10pm.

Night work is usually not before 6pm and not after 7am, again averaging 38 hours a week in the scope of the 7 day a week rota.


Our vacancies are in Clapton E8 1DU, Edmonton N18 3HR, Stamford Hill N16 6SS, Tottenham N15 4JBand Wood Green N22 4HF, however you need to be flexible to be able to work in any of our garages inArriva London.

Salary and benefits:

  • We offer £31,400 - £35,600 (£602 pw – £683 pw) for shift work and £34,800 - £40,600p a. ( £670pw - £780 pw) for night work , dependant on qualifications. These figures exclude overtime.
  • Enhanced overtime payments
  • 2 free Oystercards*
  • Free UK travel on Arriva buses for you and your family*
  • Company pension
  • Training to obtain IRTEC accreditation
  • Training to obtain a PCV licence
  • Structured training technical
  • Opportunities for promotion

*conditions apply

To apply:

Please complete an online application including your CV.

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Published : Thu 5th Jun. 2014

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