Engineering Manager

Seller Recruitment
Washington, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a successful and dynamic engineering, manufacturing and distribution operation providing an innovative range of products and solutions to global customers. As a progressive business, there is continuous investment in their people, in research and development, in new products, in new markets and in advancing technologies.

This is an opportunity to join a well established north eastern business with a large global parent company and a strong brand name and product portfolio that is present across the world; the Company plays an important role in the design and manufacture of innovative and market leading solutions.

Reporting to the Chief Design Officer, this influential role will provide leadership and direction to the New Product Development team; driving product value through creativity and innovation. The successful candidate will be focused on ensuring that innovative materials, components, products and technologies are researched, investigated and implemented, strengthening the Company's position of technology leadership and supporting the organisation's growth strategy.

This is a 'hands on' role and the successful candidate will be expected to provide engineering management to projects, often working in cross functional teams with a key focus on technical risk management, continuous improvement and the introduction of innovative solutions that will provide a competitive advantage in the market place.

We want to hear from individuals with a core knowledge base in Mechanical Engineering and fluid dynamics, supported by a strong competence in pressure vessel design and related approval processes.

Key accountabilties of the role include;
  • Leading and developing the design team to ensure that they are fully motivated to achieve their full potential including; coaching, mentoring, performance managing, training etc.
  • Implementing new ideas for improved products and improved product performance via the exploration and identification of new and unique materials, components, concepts and technologies.
  • Continually improving current product range encompassing technical performance, value, quality and reliability.
  • Actively participating in and providing key technical contributions to projects, with a key focus on the transfer of new technologies and materials into both current and new products and manufacturing processes.
  • Taking a key role in new product project teams and providing evaluation of engineering design, some of which may be outside of the normal remit of the engineering function.
  • Identifying and supporting development of new markets and applications for both current and new technologies.
  • Providing specialist technical support during customer and supplier meetings and visits.
  • Providing authoritative, factual and substantive technical writing and documentation for use by the wider business.
  • Assisting with the development and protection of the Company's intellectual property relating to technology.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity candidates should have at least 3 years experience in an engineering leadership role and will be degree educated in a Mechanical Engineering discipline or equivalent. Post graduate qualifications would be desirable. Commercially orientated, we are looking for an individual with a proven track record in completing projects on time and to budget.In addition to this, they will be able to compose accurate technical and business documentation to a consistently high level, as well as having the ability to communicate complex and technical information comfortably to a non-technical audience. Experience in using Solidworks CAD system is necessary.

We are looking for a strong people leader with a 'can do' attitude and a creative and innovative approach to driving positive solutions.

Those interested in this opportunity should email a CV and a covering letter outlining the skills and personal qualities they possess which would make them a suitable candidate for this role to Rachel Seller.

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