Chief Engineer

Recruiter
Russell James Recruitment
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£50000 - £65000/annum Plus Benefits
Posted
09 Jul 2017
Closes
08 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Client:
A world leader in the field of security screening equipment

The Role:
Oversee the planning, control and utilisation of key engineering project activities.

Key Responsibilities:
+ Develop new product introduction programs in accordance with the organisation’s objectives and ensure that these are delivered on time and to budget.
+ Control of all Engineering resource within the Integrated Project Team during new product development.
+ Working with Product Management to develop realistic New Product Goals.
+Working closely with the R & D group foe timely introduction of new technologies.
+ Transition of new products from the design phase into main factory production.
+ Contribute to the development of business strategy and plans.
+ Maintain awareness of current market, economic and technology trends to maximise opportunities and minimise risk.
+ Manage the Engineering project budget to ensure spending does not exceed forecast.
+ In conjunction with senior management team contribute to identifying alternative markets and adjacent space opportunities to extend the product portfolio’s market reach. Manage the design process during the initial concept in R&D, through the development process, prototype build and eventual product launch.
+ Participate, contribute and review the design to technically influence the product to ensure it is fit for purpose and of the correct quality.
+ Control the specification of the product through Design Review, Validation, Verification meetings.
+ Communicate to Senior Management through Project Reviews, or other means, updates and snapshots of the Project including highlighting issues in a timely manner.
+ Manage the following aspects of the Project:
- Project plan
- Product requirements and specification
- Test procedures and work instructions
- Product manuals and test reports
- Configuration control through Agile
+ Work with the Physics team along with mechanical, electrical, electronic and software engineers to bring the products to production on time and in budget.
+ Work with the Configuration Management Team ensuring all BoM’s are prepared and up to date prior to the launch of the product.
+ Provide feedback to Product Management regarding the status and expected delivery of products to the market along with specifications and expected budgets.

Job Qualifications:
+ Knowledge of a broad range of engineering disciplines.
+ Flexibility to respond to changing business needs.
+ Willingness to travel with good presentation skills.
+ Demonstrated experience of successfully leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team
+ Strong project and people management skills
+ Technical degree (ideally electrical/electronic engineering) and preferred Chartered Engineer (CEng) status

Salary:
Up to £65,000 plus benefits