R&D Technical Lead

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

I am working on behalf of a specialist manufacturing company based on the outskirts of Caerphilly, South Wales who due expansion, are now looking to recruit a R&D Technical Lead who will lead a small team on New Product Development.

Client Details

Based on the outskirts of Caerphilly, South Wales my client are a multi site specialist engineering business who design and manufacture bespoke products used in a number of industries.


  • Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be responsible for managing a small engineering team who manage multiple R&D Projects and NPD.
  • Project managing multiple R&D and NPD projects, delegating and ensuring they are completed within timescale.
  • Collaborate with Production and Sales departments, dealing with any issues or problems that arise to meet the overall objective of delivering to the customer.

  • Hands on in their approach when the need arises and have an intermediate level of AutoCAD.

  • Strong understanding of materials and or similar products.

  • Knowledge of writing SOP's, BOM's.

  • System and process experience.

  • New product development.

  • Review and formalise R&D processes.


In order to be considered for the R&D Technical Lead you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ideally qualified in a engineering discipline.
  • You will be able to demonstrate proven experience gained across projects, R&D and new product introduction.
  • Your sector experience would ideally have been gained with materials processing or rubber products.
  • Well developed interpersonal skills, excellent leadership, team orientation and the ability to communicate at all levels.

Job Offer

£40,000 to £45,000 depending on experience and a benefits package.