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  • Job reference: RMS0186079

Mechanical Design Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/12/2017
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/01/18)

The Role:
Purpose

The Design Manager has similar responsibilities to a Senior Design Engineer, but with additional responsibilities focused on line management of a team of engineers.

The Design Manager reports to and works closely with the Engineering Manager to maximise productivity and quality, develop staff and improve processes.
It should be noted that the employee development and line management aspects of the Design Manager role should occupy up to 20% of the engineer's working week and hence available working hours for client project work will be reduced accordingly in all resource planning activities.
The Design Manager's management activities span the following key areas:
* Engineering Productivity & Quality
* Employee Development
* Continual Improvement
* Line Management

The Design Manager is also responsible for undertaking the following design related activities:
* Technically Responsible Person Role
* Design Tasks
* Tendering Tasks

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.)

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

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 / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline
* Chartered Engineer (CEng)
* 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

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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