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Head of Engineering

Job Title: Head of Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Industry:
Salary: Up to £80000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH10811_1655305169
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
Contact Email: ceri@morganryder.co.uk
Job Published: 16 days ago

Job Description

Head of Engineering

Precision Machining

Essex

£80,000 basic + generous share options + Pension + Private Health

Company Profile

  • Machining environment
  • High-profile customer base
  • State of the art facility
  • Turnover in excess of £40 million with rapid growth
  • 4 Direct reports

I have a great opportunity for an experienced Head of Engineering to join a Precision Engineering business that has developed a game changing piece of technology that is going to accelerate the digitalisation of the global precision machining market.

On offer is the opportunity to play a key part in this company's fast paced scaling and growth to become a market leading manufacturing solution in a world class manufacturing facility.

This is an unrivalled opportunity where you will lay the basis for enabling the company to develop its strategy by implementing industry leading Engineering management processes.

Responsibilities:

  • To develop and implement the engineering systems strategy, the Engineering Manager will be the focal point for the business on Estimating & NPI. You will lead the Engineering function to include both the Manufacturing and Production Engineers to support the business needs.
  • To drive the Design for Manufacture activity as a customer value proposition externally and factory efficiency internally.
  • Encouraging the use of commercial judgement is as important as Engineering Excellence in all decision making.
  • The technical management of the Estimating function ensuring that bid reviews are consistently used to balance 'risk, method and pricing' enabling the business to steer a course that allows it to remain both profitable and competitive through the use of best manufacturing methodologies.
  • The implementation and promotion of a continuous improvement culture throughout the business.
  • Working closely with the technology team to develop automated processes wherever practically possible to streamline business practices

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in an Engineering Manager role, from within a precision engineering environment.
  • Someone with commercial awareness, who understands how to estimate the cost of operational delivery.
  • An understanding of CAM engineering.
  • An in-depth understanding of Design for Manufacture in a precision engineering environment.
  • Experience of implementing and promoting a continuous improvement culture.
  • Be able to demonstrate what good leadership looks like.
  • Financially astute, can budget, forecast and manage against financial measures.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to engage with internal and external stake holders.

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

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