Technical Engineering Manager

GEM Containers Ltd
Pembury, UK
13 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Summary of Job

Urgently required by Gem Containers Limited (GEM), a leading international tank container lessor managing a fleet of 10,000 standard and specialised tank containers for bulk liquid storage and transportation. GEM specialise in the design and lease of tank containers and logistics solutions serving the international chemical and foodgrade industries. GEM is building on the success of 2018's significant fleet growth and is looking for a specialist technical director with tank container knowledge and experience to direct the new build programme, manage the maintenance of existing equipment and support customers worldwide.

As a senior member of the Management Team, the Technical Engineering Manager will be responsible for the strategic leadership, direction and development of tank container procurement standards and fleet maintenance controls.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as a technical expert across teams, manufacturers, customers, suppliers and funders
  • Work with the management team to develop and implement strategies and policies for best practice procurement of equipment to improve quality, durability and performance of design and materials
  • Undertake ongoing research to evaluate best techniques and solve specific problems
  • Provide ongoing specialised technical advice ensuring operational efficiency
  • Work with the management team to establish a fleet repair and maintenance programme with principles and techniques to ensure safety, reliability, efficiency and extension of asset life
  • Define, communicate and enforce technical standards, codes, policies working within the regulatory framework/s
  • Develop and support commercial efforts by analysing customer's specific equipment and logistics requirements
  • Suggest alternative technical solutions with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility
  • Research operational problem areas in the field to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and

Techniques and solve specific problems

• Identify and track new equipment opportunities in design or procedure to meet/take advantage of market demand

• Take the lead on proposing suitable new technical design and/or project construction preparing sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction, configuration and other details

• Provide technical services to customers and suppliers as may be required

• Ensure the management team is systematically appraised of market opportunities, technical regulations,

Industry recommendations and associated technical developments

• Manage the technical division within budget and project schedule

• Devise and implement control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of programme

• Examine and advise on patent applications as may be applicable

Professional Qualities and Competencies

The Technical Engineering Manager will possess significant knowledge of:

• The design elements and configuration options of a tank container and its accessories

• Tank container design drawings, specifications and reference documentation

• The regulations governing the manufacture and operation of specific tank container types

• The regulatory guidance for operation of tank containers for specific products/in specific locations

• The suitability of tank container types in accordance with products to be carried

• The various design and repair codes applicable in the industry

Closing date for applications: 12th September 2019

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