Engineering Manager

Workshop Recruitment
£50000 - 60000 Per Annum
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Engineering Manager


£50 - £60K + Bonus


Role Briefing:

An opening has arisen for a senior role in leading and managing our engineering services group. The position of engineering services group manager reports directly to a technical Managing Director and leads a multi-disciplinary technical team of 12 staff. The successful candidate we are seeking should have had a career progression spanning a technical specialist role in ideally an electro-mechanical engineering discipline, or with a bias on mechanical or electronics. The candidate must have proven experience managing the whole spectrum of product development and realisation including project management, design, V&V, certification where appropriate, and orderly production handover into manufacturing, followed by lifecycle management.

We are an ambitious company with an aggressive growth plan to meet our milestone for an IPO in the near future. This is an important management role which, for the right candidate, could lead to a more senior Technical Director role as the company expands further, organically and through acquisitions.

We are looking for a proven man-manager with experience of managing a multi-disciplinary engineering technical team. An individual with a robust character willing and eager to take on technical challenges and work within set time and budget constraints. Strong project management capabilities and the ability to implement appropriate remedial measures, as and when appropriate, are required.

Leadership and motivational skills is a requirement in this role. The successful candidate would need to be an effective communicator able to establish and cultivate good relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders. A thorough, disciplined and detailed style of working will be necessary with a logical and detailed analysis of requirements and processes. A detailed approach towards project management and on-time/on-budget milestones delivery is an important requirement for satisfactory performance.

This position calls for candidates who are able to maintain a high work rate and who will be discontented merely maintaining the status quo. Candidates who are always looking for new and better ways of doing things will be welcomed in this role. Mobility and alertness will be required with a clearly goal-directed restlessness will qualify for short-listing in this position.

Candidate Profile:

- Currently be in a management leadership role with a Minimum of 5+ years track record.
- Proven experience in managing multi-disciplinary technical teams, mechanical, electro/mechanical, electronics, computer configuration/integration.
- Experienced budget setter/holder with responsibility for managing an assigned budget.
- Sector experience in any one of: Medical, Transport, Automation, Energy, Communications or Defence & Security.
- Experience with understanding and managing product V&V with compliance & certification as required to international standards eg. CE, FCC, 60945, DNV-2.4, MIL-STD-810, etc..
- Customer/market facing, consultative / solution orientated technical experience in an industrial B2B market sector with a good degree of engineering, computing, electronics, or technology related subject expertise.
- Proven experience in leading and project managing innovation, and NPD and NPI.
- Experience in setting up, maintaining and working in a professional and structured methodology aligned to ISO:9001 standard.
- Commercially astute with a sound understanding of business processes and an abundance of common sense.
- Effective people management skills with proven experience of managing multi-disciplinary technical roles and teams.
- Excellent organisational skills in the areas of project management, time management and work prioritisation.
- Competent communicator and negotiator with proven ability to actively and effectively communicate and engage internal and external stakeholders at all organizational levels.
- Excellent problem solving skills, utilising data/statistical and analytical methods to resolve engineering issues and improvements.
- Confident presenter of information to small or large audiences, able to communicate and deliver a persuasive customer context relevant technical value proposition specific to the individual needs of each customer.
- Minimum of a formal technical/engineering qualification, preferably a degree in an Engineering Discipline or related variant.
- Strong knowledge of Process and Project Management.
- Self-motivated and able to multi-task handling multiple priorities.
- Able to demonstrate team and individual development. Willingness to share knowledge and develop team members' skills and capabilities


- Annual Bonus
- Company Contributed Pension Scheme
- 28 Days Personal Holiday + Public Holidays + up to max of 5 Days Tenure Proportionate
- Flexi-time