Head of Engineering

Gleeson Recruitment Group
01 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a global organisation that focuses on the development and manufacture of a range of engineered solutions supplied to the construction & civil engineering industries; they now seek a Head of Engineering to transform their approach to New Product Development and Engineering Programme Management, based at their global headquarters in Sutton Coldfield.

The appointment of a Head of Engineering is a strategic decision by the board, having identified the need to increase innovation and bring more "all new" products to market. The successful candidate will facilitate increased innovation, by implementing a robust approach to new product development and programme management, and by leading product-driven "focus groups" involving key stakeholders from across the business. You will also recruit a multi-discipline team in order to deliver a step change in engineering capability.

The successful candidate will have a background leading high-performing engineering teams, but your skills in leadership, project management, stakeholder management and talent development will be more critical to your success of the role than your technical competence. To be considered for the role of Head of Engineering your skills and experience will include:

  • Experience as Engineering Manager, Head of Engineering or Engineering Director, leading teams in the design and development of highly-engineered products for safety-critical industries including civil/structural engineering, automotive or aerospace;
  • Capable Programme Manager with a track record delivering projects on time and on budget, ranging from wholesale new product innovation over 18-24 months, to fast-paced engineering change requests;
  • Inspirational leader with experience managing change and influencing stakeholders across the wider organisation;
  • Implements policies and procedures that facilitate increased innovation while following a more structured approach to NPD.

The successful Head of Engineering will receive a highly competitive salary commensurate with the role and your experience, plus a benefits package including car, performance-related bonus, pension and private healthcare.

Gleeson Engineering & Manufacturing is a specialist global recruiter of leadership roles and technical specialists on both a permanent and temporary basis, into a number of industries including automotive, aerospace, general manufacturing and FMCG. Please visit our website www.gleeson-rg.com for further information about our services and to view all of our roles.

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