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Engineering Design Manager

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Areas: Greater Manchester
  • Sectors: Manufacturing & Engineering, Professional Services
  • Remuneration: Competitive (Negotiable Depending on Experience)
  • Reference: NES:LT-NPDM
  • Company Overview:

    In partnership with our client, a local manufacturing company, who has been established for over 40 years with other sites world-wide, and supports customers throughout the world. We have a unique opportunity for an engineering based NPD Manager for mechanical and electromechanical products.
    As design is at the core of this business, the team uses advanced techniques to design innovative new products.

  • Role Specification:

    Provide an effective engineering service within the organisation, ensuring that design, production and product development requirements are competently met.
    Manage a team of staff across the UK, US and India.
    Ensure that the quality standards of the company are fulfilled throughout all areas of responsibility.
    Ensure that technical solutions are robust and comply with all requirements.
    Plan and manage the department’s work load to ensure that deliverables are met with high quality and within budget.
    Implement best fit NPD practices for larger projects at a level that supports the business needs
    Co-ordinate the activities of the design team and contractors in line with programme critical dates
    Technical responsibility for all mechanical design activity
    Responsible for Departmental budgets
    Development and communication of KPIs to monitor departmental performance
    Produce monthly reports to the management meeting
    Challenge existing practice to ensure continuous improvements
    Work in partnership with Manufacturing, Sales, Supply Chain and Quality in resolving technical issues
    Carry out employment disciplinary action as and when needed.
    Be available to travel overseas to support the business and customer needs.

  • Person Specification:

    Must have extremely good project management experience, managing multiple projects from cradle to grave.
    Degree in Mechanical Engineering is essential
    Worked on national grid projects would be an advantage
    Need to be used to and embrace ever changing technology
    Proficient with modern project management software and collaboration tools

  • Any Other Business:

    The client will offer an extremely competitive salary for the right candidate so upon applying please state current salary details.
    We regret to inform you that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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