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Mechanical Engineering Leader/Manager

Mechanical Engineering Leader/Manager

Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Leader/Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Sussex
Salary: £50-60k + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW4531
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 20, 2019 12:23

Job Description

Due to rapid expansion, our client is looking for a Mechanical Design Leader who can manage a small team of electro mechanical design engineers and drive needed changes to make the department more efficient. You’ll focus will be on identifying & implementing areas of improvement to help the company exceed customers’ expectations whilst remaining competitive. This will mean championing world leading continuous improvement methods to the design process to help standardise & reduce both the design and build cycle, whilst improving product quality and reliability standards. You will implement changes to close the gap between Design & Manufacturing.
You’ll report directly to the Managing Director and work in conjunction with the Production Manager.
The Lead Design Engineer/Manager is a pivotal role responsible for the day to day management and effectiveness of the Design Engineering function within the business. From time to time you may be required work alongside the design team, using the Solidworks software.
Specific duties will include:
Leadership of all engineering processes, projects, initiatives, and processes concerned with design engineering, ensuring all are in conformity with the organization’s policies and objectives particularly relating to standardization and design-time reduction
Utilize best-practice engineering methods to provide expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives with a ‘continual improvement’ mindset
Act as an effective interface with Manufacturing and Technical Sales team driving best practice to improve processes to meet improved cycle times in line with our stated business goals and objectives
Direct projects, prepare and control plans, ensuring plans are followed-up in details to accomplish the desired objectives.
Provide regular planned progress reporting process for all Jobs and Projects
To apply for this position you should be able to demonstrate the following:
Degree qualified in a related subject
Previous exposure to Solidworks or similar 3D Cad software
An understanding of Vacuum Technology
Bespoke or Special Purpose Machinery background
Leadership, Change Management, Continuous Improvement approach
Performance Management
Effective Prioritization and Delegation
Project Management
Emotional intelligence
Business & Commercial awareness 
Positive and Open communication style
Problem Solving/Analysis
This would suit a Mechanical Design Team Leader who has worked within an electro mechanical design and manufacturing environment & is able to make changes whilst helping an established team see the positive benefits of doing so.