Job title: Head of Engineering
Salary: Excellent base salary, plus bonus, car allowance, pension & health benefits
Location: East of England

Company Overview

Our client is a privately held process manufacturing business operating in a highly regulated environment producing in demand products for both UK and export markets.

An opportunity has arisen to join the business as Head of Engineering, a key role in the senior leadership team. You will inherit a team in an environment experiencing significant growth and improvement driven change.

Background to the Role

The Head of Engineering reports to the CEO and is the Senior Engineer on site; responsible for managing all day to day engineering activities; and project work focused on efficiencies and transformation. You will be the engineering authority for a highly regulated facility with main responsibilities as follows:

  • Deliver the site engineering strategy, geared around the function being fit for purpose as the business grows.
  • Lead and develop a significant team of employed and contractor staff.
  • Operate as a key member of the leadership team, ensuring plant performance and reliability is in line with objectives.
  • Own site governance and standards, including all HSE requirements (PSSR, SIS, ATEX) and other regulatory driven activities, inspections and maintenance.
  • Manage the engineering budget, both from an opex and capex perspective.
  • Build effective relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders.

The Candidate

You will be a transformational leader used to driving improvement and standards through an organisation. With experience managing multi-functional engineering teams, you will understand the nature of engineering delivery in complex process plants. Providing the leadership to ensure best in class safety, plant performance and reliability, your background will evidence:

  • A Degree qualification in an engineering subject, with Chartered status ideal.
  • Working understanding of COMAH or similar high hazard regulations within a complex process manufacturing site.
  • Oversight of all HSE activity, developing relationships with statutory authorities and other external organisations.
  • Leadership and development of multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Delivery of organisational strategy in the context of engineering/maintenance operations, including budgetary oversight.
  • A growth mindset, with the ability to drive transformation.

The role will suit a self-starter with proven leadership credentials and influencing skills. The ability to thrive in a fast paced, time sensitive environment is critical.

Additional Details

  • An excellent base salary, plus bonus, car allowance, pension and health benefits are on offer.
  • Based in the east of England, the site is in an extremely attractive part of the country. Flexible relocation support will be offered.

If you have any queries or would like more information regarding this advert, please contact:

David Thomas

david.thomas@berwickpartners.co.uk

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