Head of Design
Join a rapidly growing and highly profitable organisation
Manage a team of talented engineers to deliver bespoke equipment
About Our Client
Michael Page have partnered with an outstanding engineering and manufacturing business. An expert in their field, they deliver bespoke, high-value industrial products and manage the project from initial contact to sign-off.
Holding an outstanding reputation as a solution provider, this business are able to consult and engineer bespoke systems to match their clients' needs in diverse industries such as waste processing and digestion to emergency services.
As the Design Manager you will be accountable for the development, progression and ultimate performance of the design team. You will identify and support the different skillsets in your team to ensure appropriate tasks are delegated and completed effectively.
The Design Manager will be the external representative for the technical aspects of each project and customer interaction will be encouraged. You and your team will have involvement from the front end scoping and bidding of projects right the way through to writing the installation instructions.
Reporting to the Operations Director you will have a key role to play in site level strategic decisions, attending SLT meetings and making commercial justifications for your decisions.
The Successful Applicant
This is a key position within the business. As a result you will be comfortable to working across all levels of business and reporting your progress to senior level stakeholders. You will be team centred and able to create effective internal working relationships by communicating effectively.
The successful Design Manager will:
- Hold as a minimum a bachelor's degree in a relevant degree subject (I.e. Mechanical, Civil or structural)
- Have previously managed a group of technical engineers, ideally as a direct line manager although significant project team management will also be considered
- Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of CAD systems spanning the entire breadth of 2D, 3D and analyses packages of FEA and CFD.
- Experience in process change and continuous improvement would be an advantage
What's on Offer
Competitive Salary and Package