Engineering Manager

Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to be a part of a company that is experiencing extensive international growth? They are a global engineering business supplying bespoke engineered products and engineered solutions to some of the largest manufacturing companies and defence contractors worldwide.

Our Client:

With a UK based Head Office, they have been trading for over 100 years and have over 1000 staff members worldwide working across many global sites. The company focuses on industrial gearboxes, power transmission, rotating equipment and drive units supplying every major sector. The company is going through sustained growth and offers an excellent career opportunity to help drive this organic growth across the world.


You will lead and manage a team focusing on the engineering, analysis and development of complex mechanical power transmission equipment, being responsible for provision of the engineering input necessary for the timely delivery of the technical support and data packs required to meet project goals and priorities.

This role will be responsible for ensuring that the correct resource is available and applied at each phase of the project. Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Engineer responsibilities will include the day to day co-ordination and management of engineering activities, including scheduling and execution of all formal engineering design reviews, other milestone events and the necessary supporting documentation.

Other duties will include specification development, report generation, document approval, drawing approval, configuration control, provision of technical assistance to other business functions such as Supply Chain and Quality Management.

You will be responsible for:

* Workload planning, forecasting and control for team activities.

* Engineering management of the gearbox requirements definition, applications engineering, analysis, development and design staff and processes as applicable to the phases of the project.

* Preparing benchmark studies, engineering reports and project data deliverables

* Defining test and validation requirements for gearbox equipment.

* lnterpretation, comprehension, development and management of customer requirements.

* Create cost effective and innovative design proposals, solutions and layouts to meet client specifications.

* Carrying out a large-scale engineering project within a program management process.

Role Requirements:

* Strong core design skills, competence in materials selection, gear rating, shaft and bearing analysis, other drive system elements including structural components, lubrication systems and relevant instrumentation.

* 3D CAD literate, Catia and Solid Edge preferred. CAE tools aware. Able to check, critique and authorise drawings and other technical documents such as FEA analyses.

* At least 8 years in a relevant engineering role, ideally with some supervisory experience.

* Defence sector experience in armoured vehicle domain; products, requirements and service applications.

* Understanding of product requirements capture, design and validation methods.

* Strong understanding of gearbox technology; operating behaviour, associated components and systems, tradeoffs, materials, architectures and state of the art design.

Preferred, (but not essential) Requirements:

* 10 years or more in an engineering design management role in the defence sector at major subsystem or platform level (transmission, powerpack, engine, vehicles for example).

* Expert knowledge of gear design, manufacturing and assembly techniques.

* Expert knowledge of materials and processing techniques.

* Expert in design engineering requirements planning and management.

* Significant experience of analytical and hardware validation techniques.

Your new role will offer a range of opportunities for European travel (as is safe and practical) along with a competitive salary and benefits package. If you fit the criteria and are interested in applying for this position then please click apply

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