Head of Engineering
Still enjoy the buzz of building things? The research, the puzzles, the problem solving?
Still prefer the workshop to the boardroom, R&D to the office?
Fancy being tasked with leading a team to develop ideas into bespoke Capital Equipment solutions for the Food and Beverage industry?
Can you handle the freedom of putting your stamp on strategic plans and the operational day to day running of a world leading innovator in FMCG packaging?
This day to day will be based in Bedford and involve the management and control of all engineering design activities for production projects. You'll become the company?s technical authority and ensure that the company continues to maintain it?s pre-eminent role and technical leadership in the global market place.
You will be chosen for your engineering skills, that much is a given. Mechanical and Electric / Electronic Design as opposed to civil is what we are after, the type of individual that sees schematics, steel and circuit boards as possibilities not trials. But, being demanding in the way that true innovators are, we want more from you...
...and perhaps this is where that easy decision - the great package and relaxed working environment; the benefits and autonomy - becomes blurred beneath the real depths of the role.
You see, while we are definitely after a capable 'Head of Engineering', we are also after 'Really Good Engineer'.
A Head of Engineering that will be involved across the board to ensure that agreed deadlines and commercial targets are achieved.
A Head of Engineering responsible for every department in the production of state of the art packaging machinery as well as every person within those teams. You'll be active in the boardroom and management environment and represent the company in support of sales and/or after sales activities.
A 'Really Good Engineer' that doesn't just fix things or keep things running, a good engineer that creates things, finds solutions and clarity among the noise.
A 'Really Good Engineer' inspires his team by working with them at the coal face, getting involved in R&D and prototypes rather than tucked away in offices or boardrooms.
Yes, you'll need to have experience managing entire engineering departments, from R&D through Design to Troubleshooting, you'll also need to demonstrate the strength and decision making acumen to manage your teams and departments through process change...
...and some people don't like change.
But most of all you'll have to love problem solving, teamwork and getting your hands dirty, otherwise known as 'Engineering'.
This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959435401