Assistant Head of Engineering

Assistant Head of Engineering

Job Title: Assistant Head of Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 896174_1566460399
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 22, 2019 08:53

Job Description

Part of the Senior Engineering Team with responsibility for building and managing a multidisciplinary engineering team across three distinct product lines (Power, Rail, sensors & Signature Management).

You will be expected to Uphold engineering excellence within the engineering teams. Foster a sense of critical thinking and delivery focus. Lead by example. A commercial mind set, able to balance delivery imperatives with engineering excellence You will be Influential, original, critical thinking. This is a business that allows you to grow in the role and make it what you want.

This is a truly operational role and you will need to be comfortable to roll your sleeves up and get into the detail, review designs, drawings, circuits, legislation and directives. You will be results focused and enjoy working at pace with an eye for detail and a passion for delivering quality service to internal customers.

As part of your role you will be responsible for:
*Lead a team of multi-disciplined Engineers, Scientists and Engineering Managers dedicated to the delivery of high integrity niche power and electronic systems, setting exemplary standards for all process technical work and ways of working.
*To recruit, select, develop and train employees to meet the present and future resourcing demands of the business and to maintain and develop the core competencies required for the future strategy of the business.
*Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching as required.
*Support Capability Leads in developing induction plans for new starters in line with the Engineering Competency Framework.
*Take on key project delivery roles to ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner whilst using best practice solutions.
*Take on accountability for ensuring processes are followed in the delivery of products and programmes.
*Act as advisor on legislative, compliance and process queries.
*Act as senior representative for customer interfaces.
*Enhance competitiveness through continual improvement of functional processes and adoption of best practices
*Lead and provide guidance to our engineering and project teams with particular reference to new programs and concept design activities, ensuring understanding and interpretation of process and technical risk management.
*Assist in developing the Company's in-house systems design capability.
*Apply system engineering principles and know-how to the development of new and adapted products.

You will have the following experience
*Demonstrable ability to motivate and lead large multi-disciplinary technical teams in development of a range of products and/or technologies
*Ability to manage through systems and a strong advocate of process compliance
*Experience of leading innovation and development as well as new product introduction (NPI)
*Experience of balancing varying, conflicting and dynamic business priorities to ensure continued business success

Title: Assistant Head of Engineering
Pay Rate and Bens: Attractive
Location: Rugeley

Key Skills: Engineering, manufacturing, Power systems, Control Systems, Signature management, Management, Leadership, Operations, Aerospace, Rail , Aviation, Defence,

If you are a good match, then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a permanent role

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.