Engineering Manager


Ref: 660Tuesday 24 November 2020

Engineering Manager, Production Manager, Engineering Director, Manufacturing Manager, Programme Manager, Engineering, Production, Manufacturing, Fabrication, Press shop, Press Tools, Welding, Location: Warwickshire, near Redditch, Position: Permanent, Salary: Negotiable depending on experience


Engineering Manager - Permanent, Warwickshire


EMBS Engineering are working in close partnership with a globally recognised precision engineering company that specialises in the manufacture of complex, detailed components for a number of high profile industries. This organisation has the capabilities to design and manufacture parts through fabrication, welding and advanced machining techniques.

Working with exotic materials and producing small to large sized complex components, the client offers a range of services meeting various approvals including NADCAP in Welding, NDT and non conventional machining amongst others. 

As a result of a company re-structure, my client is seeking an experienced Engineering Manager to join their business on a permanent basis. This person will be responsible for both engineering and product quality, taking parts from concept through to complete qualified parts to customers.

The successful candidate will be someone who relishes a challenge, is confident in their ability to manage engineering / manufacturing processes and meet customer demands, perform launch reviews, qualify with customers and meet product quality.

This person will challenge their current status quo, using previous knowledge and experience to determine the best way to fabricate products to fit castings or to specific drawings.


The role responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the Engineering and Product Quality functions to deliver products on time, within budget and at the required level of right first time.
  • Establishing a comprehensive and documented set of Engineering and Product Quality data to control and improve the performance of Quality, Cost and Delivery in line with required targets and standards 
  • Attend the Daily Operations Meeting to identify problems for resolution by the Engineering & Product Quality team, while managing problem solving capacity and accepting effective solutions
  • Leads the Standard Diary for Engineering and Quality Functions
  • Manage Manufacturing and Quality Engineering processes to control all aspects of component manufacturing
  • Principal Engineering & Product Quality point of contact for significant Customer and Supplier related issues
  • Effective Project Management – Develops and maintains effective project management tools and techniques to manage and report out on NPDI progress
  • Supports the Bid/No Bid process to ensure alignment of new product to business capability and strategy
  • Development of robust, cost effective and appropriate inspection methodologies for inspecting products during produce life cycle supported by MSA to AS13003
  • Effective application of the “EHS Model” to create a safe, healthy and environmentally compliant place of work, and a culture which promotes adherence to these principles
  • Lead problem solving activities associated to NPDI
  • Ensuring the completion of First Article Inspection Reports and associated documentation using AS9102 to Customer requirements
  • Deployment of Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Ensuring CMM programs are available and using an optimised inspection methodology prior to entering production
  • Ensuring all inspection equipment and gauges are available for use prior to new products entering production
  • Participate in Lean Events to improve any aspect of performance associated with new product introduction
  • Supports the justification and commissioning of new plant and equipment through allocation of suitable Manufacturing Engineering resource as required
  • Develop employees to ensure they are trained to carry out the job(s) assigned to them, and to positively contribute to the performance and agreed standards of the area and in line with corporate values
  • From time to time, you may be required to perform other duties as requested by your Line Manager, and whilst not listed above, these duties will be appropriate to the level of responsibility held and to the scope of the role as defined.


Successful applicants MUST be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous fabrication / welding / press tools background is essential - either working in this environment or trained in these disciplines
  • Strong engineering / manufacturing background within precision engineering industries - Aerospace, Marine, Power, Industrial Turbines, Nuclear
  • Confident in managing both engineering and product quality
  • Ability to manage teams effectively 
  • Clearly maps out and communicates the strategic direction of the business and creates alignment through regular governance and performance management
  • Demonstrates resilience, and an ability to retain rational thought under pressure
  • Promotes the group internally and externally to the organisation (suppliers, customers, employees, shareholders).
  • Creates an environment for, and/or participates readily in building and sustaining positive working relationships with peers and in the hierarchy;
  • Recognises role within a team, and contributes effectively to enhance the results generated by the team.
  • Planning and organising, and communicating plans in a timely and coherent manner;
  • Demonstrates agility, responding quickly / compressing timescales in changing circumstances whilst respecting the recognised processes;
  • Delivering results which impact profit, cash and/or competitive advantage through practical or analytical means.
  • An ability to simplify complex information and communicate this effectively for instructional and decision-making purposes.


In return the client is offering:

  • Stability / Longevity - Permanent position
  • Competitive salary accompanied with additional benefits including contributory pension scheme, company bonus, healthcare etc.


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