Head of Engineering


Our client is well-established leader in their field and post-Covid they have an ambitious and bold strategy for the future of their business, which has Engineering at its heart. You will be the person who makes the strategy a reality. You will be leading, inspiring, and developing the Engineering team to keep raising the bar, while keeping quality at its core. You'll have a drive and determination that means delivery dates are met and expectations exceeded.

Head of Engineering Requirements:

Experience of leading a high-performing, multi-discipline engineering department

Proven people management experience, including creating and managing development plans, giving feedback, and managing day-to-day situations that may arise

Experience of balancing the demands of multiple projects at one time

Able to read, interpret, and refine technical drawings

Interested in what makes people tick, and enjoy developing positive relationships with your colleagues, and relish the chance to get involved in teamwork.

Understand the power of an engaged team and enjoy developing your people through coaching and providing them with enriching experiences. You take time to plan important conversations, are genuine and authentic, and you don't shy away from tackling difficult issues.

Appreciate that engineering has the power to create amazing things but have realised that your strength is in enabling and motivating Engineering teams to deliver the best quality solutions

Logical, structured and process-driven. You have the knack for taking a strategic vision and making it a reality, forming strong relationships along the way.

An excellence mindset. You understand that our customers expect the very best and you expect the highest quality work from your team.

Be persistent, driven and clearly communicate what you need from others. You maintain a constant dialogue to ensure your team delivers.

Thrive on always innovating and improving

You may have a degree in Electrical, Electronic, or Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or Engineering Technology. Or, you may have gained your expertise through learning on the job. Either is fine.

Head of Engineering Responsibilities:

Recruit, motivate, develop and challenge a talented high-performing team of multi-discipline engineers.

Ensure your team stay at the top of their game and engaged by working with them to create development plans for each person based on their own career goals as well as the business needs.

Be a mission-focused leader who engages their team in the mission and in the wider business to generate a feeling on belonging and commitment.

Take the wider business strategy and work with the Project Manager to create a detailed plan to deliver the Engineering aspects with clear timelines and deliverables

Review technical drawings, manuals, product certification, technical files and assembly drawings to ensure accuracy. Implement working methods to create a 'right first time' ethos in your team and maintain high-quality standards.

Conduct holistic reviews of products throughout their design journey to ensure it 'works' on every level and identify any snags or potential issues.

Create and maintain a strong partnership approach with the Manufacturing team to facilitate the build process and remove any stumbling blocks in the process.

Work with the Technical Director to keep up to date with industry standards and ensure these standards are lived across the business and embedded into the products we create.

Live the values of the company and ensure that our positive culture is embedded in your work practices, your leadership style and your daily interactions.

Create, maintain and communicate regular reports on the Engineering team's performance.

If you are interested in this Head of Engineering opportunity, click Apply Now and we will be in touch with you soon.

Contact Details:
Direct dial: 01442 299001
Contact: Antony Cox

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