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  • Job reference: RMS0198895

EC&I Design Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: York, North Yorkshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/09/2018
  • Duration: 6 - 12 months minimum
  • Time left:
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    (01/10/18)
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The Role:
Engineering Productivity & Quality
* Supervision of engineers and their workload within the allocated group. Note that the Design Manager is not responsible for allocating work load, rather reporting on suitability and availability of those within the allocated team for future tasks
* Attend resource planning meetings to assist the Engineering Manager and Project Management team
* Promoting adherence to JFN Engineering processes and procedures to support consistency and quality of engineering work
* Promote compliance with both client and statutory requirements


* Promoting a close working relationship with other departments, especially Planning and Manufacturing to ensure Engineering activities work smoothly in the delivery of projects

Employee Development
* Conducting performance appraisals for individuals within the allocated group
* Frequent (minimum monthly) contact with staff to ensure their professional and personal development is on track
* Developing a supportive, encouraging and learning environment
* Identifying training needs, developing, communicating and supporting training programmes and initiatives
* Working with the Engineering Manager and other internal stakeholders to recruit new employees (e.g. reviewing CVs and conducting telephone / face-to-face interviews.)

Continual Improvement
* Ongoing assessment of engineering processes and procedures to identify and implement improvements
* Implementation of continual improvement initiatives such as visual management tools and 'toolbox' talks

Line Management
* Dealing with daily staff matters within allocated group including attendance, leave, sickness
* Assisting the Engineering Manager where required in pay reviews and grievances
* Promote adherence to JFN's H&S Policy, for example:
* Reporting near misses and accidents
* Risk assessments for non-routine activities

Technically Responsible Person Role
For a specific project or projects:
* Be accountable for the technical management and delivery within time, cost and quality
* Maintain technical compliance with the contract and resolve technical conflicts where possible
* Ensure cross-discipline integration
* Assist the project management staff in:
* Understanding the technical delivery such that they may manage budget / expenditure information and work durations
* Reviewing progress and the critical path
* Identify and minimise JFN exposure to risk
* Identify and report change
* Promote cohesion across the project team

Design Tasks
Carrying out design tasks to meet the time, cost and quality requirements of projects such as:
* Scheme design deliverables
* Detail design deliverables
* Production of manufacturing documentation
* Take part in client meetings, testing / commissioning activities and post project review meetings
* Maintaining the project's working folder
* Checking and approving of deliverables produced by other team members

Tendering Tasks
This may include but not be limited to:
* Production of concept designs
* Estimating durations for design of tender items
* Composing technical responses to quotation requests

The Company:
Our client has been established for over 20 years locally and is focused on delivering design solutions to the nuclear industry, specialising in the design of mechanical handling plant and equipment, the design and installation of plant control systems and the provision of support to plant safety reviews.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Has been responsible for a variety of diverse projects or activities ranging in both size and complexity.
* An ability and desire to support, motivate and develop others
* Sufficient knowledge, interpersonal skills and communication skills to attract respect and exert influence within his or her assigned group of staff
* Proven organisational, administrative, and planning abilities
* Commercially and delivery-focused
* Experience or familiarity with continual improvement methodologies

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline
* Chartered Engineer (CEng)

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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