Engineering Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

To support the Business Unit Manager & the Engineering Development Manager to deliver the MLP Operating Vision & Engineering strategy for site through engaging leadership and strong people management skills.

Lead the area site Engineering Team to deliver production plans and service levels & engineering strategy within quality, safety and cost parameters.

Client Details

Our client has over 100 years experience in the construction industry now operating over multiple sites across the UK with 3000+ employees.


  • As part of the Site Management Team, formulate and deliver the site vision/strategy aligned to the company vision/strategy for MLP
  • Deliver the engineering strategy to drive reliability and asset utilisation via all direct & indirect reports
  • Implement best practice maintenance principles for:
  • SHE (including statutory and regulatory compliance),
  • Asset care and maintenance
  • Capital Programme
  • Engineering systems, processes and ways of working
  • Structure & resources
  • Ensure systems and clear accountabilities are in place for all insurable assets
  • Implement a robust engineering planning system that proactively manages and maintains manufacturing assets at site
  • Implementation of a PPM system that improves asset reliability and better utilises engineering resources
  • Develop & implement an engineering stores system that ensures critical spares availability, stock control management & effective maintenance planning
  • Implement and report engineering KPI's that compliment manufacturing performance and manufacturing KPI's
  • Responsible for the delivery of business SMART objectives
  • Maximise and constantly improve manufacturing performance that meets/exceeds company standards, KPI's, customer and legislative requirements
  • Implement Production review processes that maximise OEE & throughputs
  • Ensure IMS compliance
  • Works closely with the Operations Manager & function to provide an holistic operational approach that drives asset reliability
  • Responsible for the delivery of the engineering budget and supports the delivery of the Operations budget where applicable
  • Responsible for Asset Ownership & reliability
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of the sites capital program
  • Area responsibility
  • Drive continuous improvement and identify and maximise continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Constantly challenge the manufacturing process and its capabilities. Develop Engineering solutions that push manufacturing process and boundaries to meet current and future business requirements.
  • Coach and develop direct reports. Monitor and improve performance through appraisal, performance management and personal development plans to ensure that their full potential is realised
  • Work closely with HR in developing positive employee relations through fostering team working, communication and employee engagement.
  • Work with & supports the Technical / Sales & Marketing Teams to achieve quality standards/ product specifications and deliver NPD and promotional activity
  • Project management/deliver change initiatives


Graduate calibre or equivalent experience

  • Experience of operating in a medium/large manufacturing site with responsibility of team of 50 or more employees
  • Experienced in concrete technologies or FMCG would be an advantage
  • Strategic thinker. Contributes to the delivery of strategic plans.
  • Ideally some experience of operating in a traditional employee relations climate/heavily unionised environment
  • Some experience of implementing continuous improvement/lean manufacturing techniques, would be an advantage
  • Experience of maximising the potential of others including development and performance management
  • Demonstrable experience of driving and improving site performance
  • Experience of leading and delivering change initiatives would be an advantage
  • Has the development potential to progress beyond this role
  • Brand & quality focused
  • PC Literate
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Planning and organisation
  • Influence
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Commercial Awareness (ideally)
  • Personal Motivation
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Resilience

Job Offer

£competitive basic salary

Company car / car allowance

Company & personal bonus scheme

Cont pension


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