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R&D Engineering Manager

12/06/2019 (11:56)
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A world leading speciality chemical manufacturing business is currently seeking an R&D Engineering Manager to join their lubricant technology team in Oxford on a permanent basis. As R&D Engineering Manager, you will play a global role and providing expert engineering support internally to an extensive lubricant R&D department, with the ability to ensure projects are delivered effectively.

R&D Engineering Manager Key Responsibilities

* Manage a team of 20 colleagues spread over at least 4 global locations including recruitment, general colleague support, development and appraisals.

* Accountable for building Engineering as a core strength and differentiator supporting the company’s technology leadership strategy.

* Assimilate needs from current and future technical challenges to advise future strategy.

* Integrate activities where projects are led by other technical teams but success requires significant engineering support both internally and/or with an external test provider.

* Ensure the wider business has access to effective methods for measuring lubricant performance including developing new methods.

* Define how resources can be used to optimally achieve success, maximise return from the operational budget and make proposals for alternative funding approaches.

R&D Engineering Manager Requirements

* You must possess a degree qualification in an engineering discipline – automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering etc.

* A deep understanding of automotive engineering or engine tests and scientific methodology.

* A working knowledge of lubricant technology, what impacts its performance and the design of engine / rig testing protocols is desirable.

* Commercial awareness and a good understanding of the business drivers.

* Effective leadership skills and the ability to translate strategy into action and meaningful goals for other team members.

Role: R&D Engineering Manager

Pay Rate: £Comp

Package: 15% Bonus, 25 days holiday, company car/allowance, enhanced pensions scheme, medical insurance, flexi-time, subsidised on site canteen, free parking and various company benefits

Job Type: Monday – Friday, Permanent role

Industry: Chemicals / Automotive / Lubricants /

Location: Oxford
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