Group Head of Engineering

Probe Technical Recruitment
08 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Head of Engineering

A senior position has become available for a Central Midlands based organisation that designs and manufactures a range of bespoke engineered products to the transportation / automotive sectors.

We are looking for a strong, forward thinking senior manager with a broad knowledge of engineering to drive engineering for future innovative projects and ensure design ideas and concepts can be transferred to a manufacturing process with ease and to cost.

The Group Head of Engineering will be responsible for the development and implementation of the engineering strategy for the group, ensuring the most efficient cost effective ways of fulfilling current and future engineering requirements.

The position will work with both internal personnel and customers to deliver new products and modifications, whilst delivering profit margins and develop dynamic engineering practises across the board.

Primary Duties:

Develop a detailed understanding of engineering operations within a manufacturing context, in order to seek out opportunities and solutions to increase productivity / improve quality / solve problems / implement new ideas and products

Plan strategies to improve processes and solve problems in a practical way

Ensure the engineering management team and their reports have clear job specifications, leadership, directions and objectives at all times.

Work with Human Resources to recruit and develop the best possible team and ensure training needs are identified and staff adequately trained

Work with executive management to coordinate engineering resource for the group

Drive performance indicators for all areas within engineering teams

Recommend methods and targets to lower engineering modification and on costs and improve the quality of service offered within the department

Act as international trouble shooter for the Group as and when required

Improve and maintain communication inside and outside of the Company

Keep appraised of current industry-related information

The right candidate for this role will have:

Educated to degree level in an engineering discipline, or equivalent

A strong leader who is able to communicate desires and needs effectively whilst being able to listen to ideas from others

Good project management skills are essential, with ability to control a team who manage multiple projects

A good personality with strong, confident people management skills

Confident in all situations, i.e., customer facing, dealing with internal and external sales, quality, manufacturing and all other departments

Have practical mechanical / electrical engineering experience, including design and thermodynamics

Direct Senior Management experience, including performance management

Manufacturing experience is essential, ideally within automotive sector

Knowledge and full understanding of the manufacturing processes and techniques

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast paced and dynamic design and manufacturing engineering environment, where each order is tailored to a customer?s needs and where innovation is an essential part of the organisations growth plans.

Applying candidates should have at least 5 years working history in a Senior / Executive Managerial position related to transportation products and component design and manufacture.

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