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Engineering Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Solihull
Salary: Market related
Application date: 17th Apr 2020


We are currently recruiting for an Engineering Manager / Design Manager for our client’s new site in the West Midlands area.

The role will be responsible for the oversight and successful execution of design engineering projects, technical tender preparations and tender design estimates to schedule and within budget.

Additionally, with the Engineering & Projects Director, responsible for the management, development and recruitment of the Company’s West Midlands based engineering resource.

Reporting relationship:

Engineering and Projects Director

Key Supports:

Engineering and Projects Director
Engineering Manager
Head of Projects
Principal Engineers, Senior Engineers, Engineers
Project Managers/Engineers
Proposals Engineers

Key Aims & Objectives:

Management of the engineering resource under the direction of the Engineering & Projects Director and in consultation with the Head of Projects
Development and recruitment of the West Midlands based engineering resource, potentially including interns and apprentices
Management of the technical delivery of a suite of projects to programme and budget
Peer review of concept designs, 3D CAD scheme designs, detailed manufacturing drawings and design substantiation by hand calculations.

Prime Responsibilities and Duties:

Day to day management of the technical aspects of projects
Day to day management of the Company’s West Midlands based technical resource
Production of the technical aspects and estimates for tenders
Peer review of engineering output
Substantiation (by hand calculation) of engineering designs
Development and recruitment of the engineering resource

Job Description – Engineering Manager:              

The ability to be a hands-on SolidWorks design asset if, and when, required.

Assist in general clerical and administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the West Midlands Engineering Department.

Required Skills:

Demonstrable track record in engineering design management
Demonstrable track record in people management, recruitment, motivation and development
Demonstrable track record in engineering design using SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD
Technical and commercial acumen
Very strong mechanical engineering (or similar) background
Exposure to, and understanding of, a wide range of manufacturing processes


Minimum of a Degree, HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or similar
Chartered Engineer IMechE, ideally a fellow is highly desirable
Significant experience and references in engineering activities in a highly regulated environment

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