Robotics Design Team Leader

03 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Robotics Team Leader

This is an immediate requirement for either an established Lead Engineer or a Senior Engineer looking to take a step up into a managerial position.

A great opportunity has arisen for a Robotics Team Lead to work for a global leading Engineering company based in the Stevenage area. In this hands off role you will be responsible for both the people management of a team of ten Engineers as well as acting as a Technical lead on a number of new R&D projects. This role has great long term career prospects and we are looking for an ambitious person wanting to take multiple quick steps up the engineering management chain.

The ideal candidate needs to have general knowledge of robotics solutions combined with basic team leadership, mentoring and management skills. A strong desire to progress their career and ability to adapt and learn new environments.

Your team will be working on a number of cutting edge robotic systems used across multiple environments. The projects will be mostly R&D focused and be a combination of new product design and feasibility analysis work.



Responsibilities for this Robotics Team Lead role

- 50% People / team management to 50% technical work package management

- Communication: Responsible to flow down information (from higher management). Facilitate communication within the team

- Coach and Develop: Understand people's aspiration. Foster technical and professional development of the team. Manage goals, organise and carry out appraisals, ensure everyone receives regular feedback.

- Conflict resolution: Identify Conflict/Issues before they materialise, Address them when they happen.

- Recruitment: (together with HoD) identify need for Personnel, and raise Request for Personnel, organise interviews, and keystake holders in selection process.

- R&D and strategic plans: (together with HoD) the team leader actively contributes to the R&D and strategic plans, in order to prepare future internal and external R&D/T activities.

- Area managers support: Support Work Area Managers from the team in updating cost/schedule (but also Risks and

- Workload (together with HoD): Support HoD in workload estimation and allocation of tasks.

Requirements for this Robotics Team Lead role

- Solid background in Robotics systems, (this can be in any sector such as Machine Learning, UAV’s, ROV’s, autonomous vehicles, robotic arms, satellite, space, defence etc)

- Strong ability to communicate and persuade

- Passionate about supporting and guiding your team to reach their potential and to meet the requirements of the business


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