Technical Lead

Ocado Technical
Welwyn Garden City
01 Feb 2018
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Technical Lead has the responsibility for solve challenging development problems across the Ocado portfolio of engineering projects and building expertise in key technical areas of strategic importance to Ocado.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position will be responsible to

Keep abreast of latest technology and processes
Expand the Ocado knowledge base through partnerships with academic institutions , universities , centres of excellence and expert suppliers
Vet and select suitable suppliers and partners capable of supporting the delivery of innovative system, technology and processes.
Manage external suppliers to deliver outsourced work packages.
Provide Ocado management team and project teams with real data to inform technical and ultimately commercial decisions
Review technical proposals and make recommendations on how to proceed
Drive innovation and generate intellectual property in technology areas relevant to Ocado
Create and communicate clear work packs including timeline, stage gates, resource requirements and progress to key stakeholders
Health and Safety – Ensuring all work streams meet appropriate health and safety legislation

Typical Projects

Typically you will work as a consultants on projects that vary in scale from small proof of concept studies to longer term 12 month technology evaluation projects
Typically you will be asked to
Solve a specific technical issue
Provide data to support a project decision
Provide data to validate a system
Provide technical support for technology evaluation and selection
You will be required to build expertise in critical areas of technology for Ocado
You may be asked to recommend new technologies , processes or systems that should be evaluated or adopted into Ocado’s portfolio of products and systems

The main place of work is currently based from Welwyn Garden and Hatfield sites, but there may be a requirement to work on the development of projects at other UK and international locations.You may be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request.

The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might form part of the job.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We are looking for someone with:

A good engineering degree, physics or science degree
A strong technical background with a proven track record in complex problem solving and technology evaluation
Multi skill technical expert
Experience of any of the following would be an advantage structural analysis , systems engineering , Electrical and Controls engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Safety systems and Ce marking , Robotics, machine vision , motion control , materials science
Self-motivated, team player, flexible and willing to learn
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective communicator to technical, non-technical and senior management audience
Able to provide clear and concise documentation to report results and progress
Passion for investigation and problem solving
Driven to get into the detail to get the right data
Project management and organisational skills
Able to define work package content, stage gated programs and resource requirements
Able to deliver work packages to time and resource budgets
Effective stakeholder manager

Willing to travel both in the UK and abroad to attend meetings and conferences

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