Design & Engineering Manager

Core Talent Recruitment
£45000 - £50000/annum
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Design & Engineering Manager
Heavy Engineering

An exciting opportunity has risen for a Design / Engineering Manager to join a market leading Engineering business in the Crewe/Staffordshire area. This is a key role for the business and will help to ensure continued supply of new and innovative products to market.

The Role

In this senior role the Design & Engineering Manager will provide leadership for a medium sized team consisting of Design Engineers & Technical Staff.

You will be working closely with all customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders such as sales, marketing and manufacturing you will manage the priorities and resources of the team with a can do attitude and approach.

Key challenges will be to:

* Introduce new product contracts to market on time

* Deliver product innovations developing new technology and materials

* Re-Engineer products to standardise and reduce costs

* Adapting and developing your engineering team to suit ever changing demands

* Measure and improve individual and team performance in terms of productivity and quality

* Ensure that effective Engineering Control procedures are observed at all times

The Person

Applicants must be dynamic, pro-active leader with a can do attitude and a good head for business.

Ideally candidates will be -

* Educated to degree level in either Design, Mechanical, Mechatronics or similar Engineering disciplines

* An experienced leader of Design and Development Engineering team responsible for R&D

* Comfortable using CAD, specifically Solidworks

* An understanding of interpreting and managing a BOM based MRP system

* Experience of working within Heavy Engineering, Fabrications or Commercial vehicle industry

* Staged gate procedure and product development systems

* Experienced in FMEA

* DFM and DFA - Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly

Our Client

Our client is a manufacturer of heavy engineered products with a good reputation in the market with a full order book and an enviable customer base