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Plant Engineering Manager

Ref: NPA47
Job Type:Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Billingham
Closing Date:

Job Description

Our client is looking to recruit a talent Engineering Leader to take responsibility for leading and develop an established engineering team to deliver a professional engineering service to a complex and hazardous chemical process plant, that is solutions focused. This role will report to the overall Site Engineering Manager and will also be responsible for driving efficiency and the effectiveness of the engineering team, whilst defining and supporting the delivery of a comprehensive asset management life plan.


* Comply with all legislative and site standard work requirements
* Lead and manage a Plant Engineering team to ensure safe and cost-effective maintenance specification, planning & execution to support the production area demands
* Work closely with the Plant Manufacturing Manager to provide an engineering service maximising the effectiveness of the manufacturing process.
* Control the engineering spend within budget and provide justification and associated commentary for any deviation from target.
* Establish a comprehensive asset management life plan for the plant.
* Fulfill the role of Responsible Mechanical Engineer for the area including the review and endorsement of pressure system examinations, repairs, schemes of examination and plant modifications.
* Ensure full compliance of the integrity assurance of Safety Instrumented Systems.
* Actively manage the engineering team to ensure the overall motivation and competency is maintained at a high level, ensure essential training is provided and encourage team and personal development.
* Implement a standard work structure geared towards engineering defect elimination to prevent repeat failures and ensure right first-time repairs and installation.
* Technical engineering input when required to resolve equipment related business risks or engage appropriate central/external support as necessary.
* Maintain a production threat register ensuring appropriate mitigation is in place and timely maintenance is carried out to eliminate production losses.
* Lead and endorse risk assessment reviews in line with the corporate risk management standards.
* Participate in the development of engineering strategy for the broader Site in conjunction with the overall Site Engineering Manager, Functional Leaders and other Plant Engineering Managers.

The person:
* You should be Degree qualified in an engineering discipline, ideally chartered engineer status with 10-15 years’ of relevant experience working on a complex chemical or process manufacturing plant. Experience working on a high hazard site is essential and upper tier COMAH experience preferred.
* Excellent and demonstrable leadership skills and experience of working with Loss Accounting, Lean Manufacturing, codal management and reliability practices.
* Thorough knowledge of maintenance workflow, rotating equipment and pressure systems will also be essential.