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  • Job reference: RMS0175672

Engineering Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/06/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Engineering Manager has similar responsibilities to a Design Manager, but with addition of responsibility for all the staff within a site's engineering office and hence a significantly larger and multidiscipline team.
The Engineering Manager is responsible for managing these resources in the best way to ensure successful technical delivery of projects as required by our clients. The Engineering Manager works closely with both the Project Managers and the other departments to ensure a successful overall project delivery.

The Engineering Manager works across the following key areas:
* Engineering Productivity & Quality
* Developing Employees
* Business Development
* Continual Improvement
* Line Management and General Responsibilities

Engineering Productivity & Quality
* Overall management of the site's engineering resource
* Accountability to ensure that all projects delivered on their site are well engineered and delivered to the customer on time and within budget
* Ensuring JFN engineering processes and procedures are followed to maintain consistency and quality of engineering work
* Maintain a close working relationship with other departments, especially Procurement and Manufacturing to ensure engineering activities work smoothly in the delivery of projects
* Communicating and maintaining focus on key targets such as budgets and milestones to the engineering team
* Ensuring compliance with both client and statutory requirements

Developing Employees
* Ongoing assessment of the balance of skills within the engineering team to ensure successful projects can be delivered
* Implementing JFN policies on investing in and developing people
* Working with HR and other internal stakeholders to recruit new employees
* Ensuring engineering staff have appropriate equipment and IT support to perform their duties
* Conducting formal performance appraisals with direct reports
* Regular contact with staff to ensure their professional and personal development is on track
* Developing a supportive, encouraging and learning environment for engineering and support staff
* Developing, communicating and supporting training programmes and initiatives (externally and internally) to up-skill staff
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
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 / General
* Dealing with daily staff matters including attendance, leave, sickness
* Involvement where required in pay reviews and grievances
* Communicating and upholding company procedures and values, such as Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental

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:
* Degree in an engineering discipline (or HND)
* Chartered Engineer (CEng)
* Has been accountable for a variety of diverse projects or activities ranging in both size and complexity.
* Experience in a senior role with a line management capacity
* Proven organisational, administrative, and planning abilities
* Commercially and delivery-focused
* High level written and oral communication skills
* Excellent people skills, especially in supporting and motivating staff and in developing the abilities of others
* Experience or familiarity continual improvement methodologies

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.

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