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Development Engineering Manager

£55000 - £65000/annum
12/07/2019 (09:27)
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Our client is looking to hire a strong Engineering Manager to lead and drive the Development Engineering team based at their Aberdeen site.

Client Details

Our client specialise in design, manufacture and innovation of offshore defence equipment and have customers world wide.


The purpose of this role is to provide effective engineering management of the Development Engineering team for all aspects of the department. Including product design/development, researching latest technologies, implementation to our clients products, adherence to rules, regulations, standards and processes and development of team through competence measurement and training.

Principal accountabilities:

Management and supervision of the team

Maintaining a suitable, safe working environment for all department activities

Keeping up to date with latest technology releases

Ensure team provides cutting edge design solution in line with market expectations

Maintenance and development of departmental processes and procedures

Adherence to global engineering end to end process and sub processes

Planning and estimating for future product research programs and design developments

Recruitment of sufficient permanent and temporary staff to meet the current and future demand on the department

Management of budgets to ensure the cost of research and/or development tasks are always within the allocated budget and all deliverables are completed as per the assigned schedule

Ensure all design activity is in accordance with relevant internal and external standards

Reporting on department performance through set KPIs

Proactively develop research, development and engineering initiatives, with a view to continual improvement and evolution of the processes in conjunction with improvement authorities

Close liaison with engineering management team to in still best practice and set & maintain adherence to the engineering strategy

Provide line manager with weekly performance dashboard

Report and advise on relevant statutory and industry changes

Provide practical and hands on advice and support to all stakeholders

Coach/mentor team members where required

Develop team through the use of competence framework and training


  • Minimum of 10 years in an engineering field including management experience
  • Experience in a defence or subsea engineering environment would be beneficial
  • Experience with PLM systems for generating and storage of engineering packages
  • Previous dive system or submarine escape experience would be advantageous
  • A relevant Engineering degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Any relevant diving qualifications would be advantageous
  • Capable of providing technical supervision and decision making on complex and varied research, development and engineering issues
  • Have a sound knowledge of engineering principles and strong engineering skills
  • Have a sound knowledge of manufacturing methods in order to support decisions on design requirements
  • Able to provide leadership to a multi-discipline team of engineers including Mechanical, Electrical and Draughting.
  • Effectively identify and communicate critical tasks and key risks
  • Able to maintain and control departmental and deliverable documentation and procedures
  • Ability to react to and drive change in a positive manner to seek continuous improvements
  • Ability to work effectively within a team structure, accept and understand management instruction, manage own timescales and specified timescales effectively
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and personnel issues
  • Flexible for travel to local or overseas sites if required

Job Offer

They offer a competitive salary and excellent rewards

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