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Engineering Manager

Ref: LRA113
Job Type:Permanent
Salary: £53,000 - £63,000pa
Location: Durham
Closing Date:


Job Description

Our client is a market leading organisation with a significant asset footprint in the North East of England. We are currently looking for an outstanding Engineering Manager to take responsibility for all Engineering activities across the site.

The Role:

Reporting to the site General Manager, the Engineering Manager will lead, manage and control all the Mechanical, Civil, E&I engineering, Maintenance and Project activities across the site to ensure that both legal and company standards are adhered to. In addition, to ensure the current and future targets for SHE, asset integrity and condition, asset reliability and budgets are achieved.

Lead, manage and develop the Engineering and Maintenance Teams on site to ensure effective support to deliver current and future targets for SHE, codal compliance, asset integrity, reliability, production and fixed costs.

Prepare, agree and ensure delivery of annual engineering / maintenance fixed cost budget. Lead the analysis of maintenance spend and the identification and implementation of cost improvement initiatives. Control and monitor spend / commitment to allow accurate forecasting and budget delivery.

Manage the development and implementation of the engineering and maintenance strategy in support of wider SHE, manufacturing, business and purchasing strategies.
Provide functional support in own discipline and act as technical ‘gatekeeper’ to ensure that standards / specifications etc are updated and maintained and that there is access to further support as required for other professional engineering disciplines.

Manage use of a work management system for planned and unplanned maintenance and project work and plant overhauls which provides clear and safe control of work, defines interfaces between and responsibilities of the various teams & contractors on site and enables cost control/management whilst minimising the impact on production.
Manage and ensure delivery of both the Capital Project programme for the site and a minor improvement projects programme.

Provide engineering leadership across the whole of the business and its support functions (including engineering, maintenance, projects, purchasing, HR etc) and contractors to ensure ongoing operational, asset and business improvements are achieved.

The Person:

Ideally Chartered, you will be a graduate engineer in a relevant professional discipline, with at least 10+ years experience in a related process environment.

Experience in setting up and managing Maintenance contracts / Engineering Procurement, you should possess in depth knowledge of engineering standards and processes. Good working knowledge of relevant legislation and a strong set of engineering skills in design, development and general troubleshooting.

Understanding of operational and capex budgets and their control, good understanding of overhaul methodology and safe systems of work.

With excellent adherence to standards and codal compliance, candidates should hold strong influencing, leadership and coaching skills.

Good analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking, with first class problem solving skills, candidates must display initiative, tenacity and concern for impact.

Prepared to challenge conventional norms and provide alternative solutions, and be committed and have a flexible approach to work.