Engineering Manager

BMC Recruitment Group
Gateshead, Tyne And Wear
07 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Organisation:

Our client a leader within their field are looking to add an Engineering Manager to their team. They design and manufacture world class power conversion systems.

The Role:

The main purpose of your role will be to lead the execution of all projects and programs for Energy & Grid, managing a team of highly skilled engineers, supporting Business Development activities and advising on the appropriate technology roadmap for this sector.

  • Assist in the preparation and review of content and costs for tenders prior to submission to ensure that realistic and competitive bids are prepared.

  • Identify the Voice of the Customer and market needs to generate opportunities for the business

  • Working with the Engineering & Business Development Director, deliver & maintain the technical road map for Energy & Grid, ensuring that all necessary development initiatives are completed to support new projects and programs

  • Generate internal proposals to close a strategic gap in capability or product. Proposals to include Technical Objectives, Milestones, Material & Labour budgets, and Development Timing Plan.

  • Call and chair design reviews to ensure projects meet all technical and commercial requirements including Performance, Packaging, Compliance (inc’ EMC), Application, Design for Manufacture & Assembly and Cost

  • Provide leadership, management and coaching of team individuals

  • Complete the appraisal process for team members within the Energy & Grid team and identify development opportunities for individuals

  • Co-ordinate customer and product support activities

  • Ensure that projects comply to all necessary and relevant electrical product safety requirements relevant to their region and application of use

  • Lead technical investigations and route cause analysis to address major design issues affecting development programmes and products

  • Review and approve tests procedures, results and component specifications.

  • Support other business functions inc’ manufacturing, purchasing and quality to ensure successful project transition from development to manufacturing.

  • Working with the Engineering manager and projects team, support the allocation of resource to projects to achieve successful delivery

  • Provide advice on all aspects of design and engineering to other senior managers and staff to ensure effective decision making.

  • Actively follow the Company’s Health and Safety Policy, procedures and safe systems of work, and be responsible for your own health and welfare, working with colleagues to ensure that the working environment is safe. This includes following instructions and actively participating in training and development to ensure compliance and best practice in this area.

Education & Qualifications:


  • Degree qualified (BEng 2:1 or higher) in Power Electronic and/or Electrical Engineering related discipline


  • Post graduate qualification in Power Electronic and/or Electrical Engineering related discipline, preferably PhD.

  • Member of IET, Chartered Engineer



  • Design and development of Power Electronic Converters (AC:AC, DC:DC, DC:AC) for Energy & Grid applications

  • Working with and leading a team of highly skilled engineers

  • Real time simulation using Matlab, Simulink and/or PLECS


  • Technical bid writing and support of business development activities in the energy, transmission and distribution sector.

  • Strategic product development and execution - demonstrating evidence of product conception through to delivery