Engineering Director

Recruiter
CWR Consultancy
Location
Northamptonshire
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a member of the Senior Leadership team of this specialist electronics firm, you will work closely with the CEO and MD to define product direction and the company roadmap. This is an exciting time for this design and manufacturing business as they look to increase their product portfolio and double the headcount of their engineering department. As Engineering Director, you must lead by example and uphold the company reputation for quality of product and quality of service. You will manage the multi-discipline technical team consisting of embedded, mechanical, RF and EMC engineers so it is essential you have an Engineering or Mechanical Engineering background, have significant in-depth knowledge of engineering concepts, practices and procedures, and are confident to oversee all aspects of the product design process from hands on engineering through to customer liaison, finance/budgets and reports.

It is vital that as Engineer Director you are an effective communicator with a firm project management background and a natural aptitude for working in a fast paced design and manufacture environment.

You will report to the Board of Directors on the progress of engineering and your remit will include but not be limited to:

* Managing the priorities within the engineering team to meet performance targets

* Working closely with sales team to support with technical expertise and to provide budget information on new orders

* Liaising extensively with the production management team to ensure engineering outputs meet the needs of manufacturing

* Developing processes ensuring they adhere to specific industry requirements; aerospace, defence, military, surveillance

* Evaluating the needs of existing and new customers to guarantee quality of service

* Generating, reviewing and approving various documentation including Declaration of Design and Performance (DDP) and Engineering Change Order approvals

This is a forward thinking progressive environment that is going through significant growth so it is essential that the Engineering Director has a solid background in leadership and project management. You will be Engineering Degree Qualified and have 10+ years in a similar management role.

Due to the location of this role and nature of their services, it is essential you have a valid UK passport and your own transport

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