Engineering Manager in Ashford, Kent, UK

Employer: RHL

Location: Ashford, Kent, UK


Salary: Salary negotiable

Our client is a long established company who manufacture a very specialist and world renowned product. They have a new requirement for an Engineering Manager to join their Ashford facility.

Reference D&M238001

Title Engineering Manager

Type: Permanent

Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience.

This is a new vacancy to the business bridging the gap between design and manufacture. The engineering work they produce covers mechanical engineering, embedded electronics, mechatronics and PC Windows developed software. The mechanical design tends is in-house, whereas the electronics and PC software are primarily out-sourced. The products are technically complex, often including bespoke features which could be mechanical, electronic or in a software form.

The company is expanding their Ashford operations and they are looking for a manager who is capable of taking the business onto the next level. With the successful candidate will head up the new engineering department and drive the growth of the business, by developing a dedicated engineering team, which in turn will take responsibility for the following:-

  • Quality management/processes

  • Managing non-conformance

  • Act as the gateway between Sales and Production

  • All R&D

  • All version control of existing products

  • Maintaining all BOM's

  • Establishing cost

  • Defining all products

  • Technical drawings

  • Product testing

  • Training for Production

  • Product certification

  • Documentation

The successful applicant will hold the following qualities:

  • An engineering background in a manufacturing environment is essential

  • Experienced Manager capable of maintaining a highly motivated, disciplined and focused department

  • Strong communication skills

  • Capable of developing and working within company systems

  • Capable of managing projects of varying complexity

  • Experience in developing a "Quality" environment and associated company systems

  • Strong character capable of saying "No"

  • Motivated to achieve excellence in a team environment

  • Ideally with an automotive, medical etc. background

The salary will be negotiable dependent on your Engineering Management and R&D Project management experience. To apply please forward your resume in word format with a covering email stating your experience relative to this role. Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this vacancy therefore applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Jerome Parrish - Senior Consultant - RHL - -

Recruitment Holdings Limited RHL Act as a recruitment consultancy and employment agency.

Required Skills:

Electrical Mechanical Engineering Manager R&D Research & Development

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