£55K- £60K DOE + Bens (G2406784) Sheffield

Catfoss Recruitment Ltd are currently in partnership with a cutting-edge technology company that is looking to recruit a Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer to their expanding team on a permanent basis.

Building on more than two decades of science led research and development, our client designs and manufactures pioneering power generation technology.

The Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer is the subject matter expert within the Production Engineering Department who will lead all engineering activities in a specialized area of manufacture from process definition and optimization right through to functioning mass production capability formed by a lean manufacturing philosophy utilizing the latest technologies ensuring the highest levels of quality. They will be responsible for defining the company Technology Roadmap for that area and the delivery of those elements, managing input from all members of the department and other business stakeholders.

In this leadership role the Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer will assume full responsibility for the delivery on time, within budget of equipment, machines and systems meeting specification to the highest industry standards. They will also use their experience to support ongoing production and grow a capable team with which to further develop local expertise.

As part of the Production Engineering management team this role will be involved in promoting the team vision within the department but also the wider business encompassing purpose statement.

The role will involve travel in the UK and abroad. You will be responsible for leading research and development, feeding into future product design for manufacture, engaging with suppliers and detailing business cases for capex projects.  The successful candidate will have a proven record delivering capex schemes of circa £3 million or have led the delivery of complex production lines incorporating complex technology, automation and production lines.

Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer – Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Create equipment technical specifications for new automated production equipment.
  • Manage company Manufacturing technology roadmap for the Production area
  • Generate Capex business cases, presenting to the Executive in order to realise the Manufacturing vision
  • Perform factory and site acceptance tests (FAT and SAT).
  • Manage projects from kick off, proof of concept to release to production within budget.
  • Manage Gateways tasks and ensure each Gateway deliverable is completed on time.
  • Assess and communicate project status, manage escalations on potential risks and delays.
  • Become a business expert of manufacturing in one of 5 pillars with production, remain up to date on all industry leading trends and emerging technologies
  • Develop other team members adopting a coaching or mentoring role
  • Member of the department management team focusing on developing a high-performance culture
  • Managing the area budget

Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer Education:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or a related discipline is required.

Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer Experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of Automation best practises and the latest technologies.
  • An experienced manager and leader of teams delivering varied and complex projects
  • Lean Manufacturing, Process Mapping, and PFMEA methodology.
  • Experience writing equipment technical specifications and performing FAT and SAT.
  • Statistical knowledge, capability studies and MSA.
  • Strong drawing interpretation skills and GD&T understanding.
  • Experience on having led DFM/DFA and lessons learnt activities.
  • Project management.
  • Risk Management.
  • Experience in comparable engineering roles, preferably in a leadership capacity.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading projects and delivering production lines covering heavy assembly.
  • Experience from a fuel cell, battery manufacturing or similar industry would be beneficial.
  • Expert in the fields of process definition, development, and optimisation.
  • Proven track record of delivering complete, bespoke production lines both in the UK and Internationally.

Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer Attributes:

  • Visionary in the area of manufacture able to communicate a clear vision.
  • Adept in evaluating tasks, prioritisation, and multi-tasking.
  • Able to evaluate project risks and define strategies to de-risk.
  • Logical approach and great attention to detail.
  • Data driven decision maker, problem solver.
  • Project driven and “milestone adherence” approach.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and positively influence internal stakeholders.
  • Supplier engagement and skilful in escalating at the correct time.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring, highly supportive and collaborative
  • Professional approach.
  • Continuous improvement culture.
  • Proactive and excited to make positive changes.
  • Take pride in his work and always strives to do his best.
  • High performing and self-motivated individual.

Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer previous suitable job titles: Project Engineer, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Lead Manufacturing Engineer, Lead Process Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, Automation Engineer, Senior Automation Engineer, Lead Automation Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Senior Process Engineer, Process Engineer, Senior Production Engineer, Lead Production Engineer, Production Engineer, Production Engineering Lead, Manufacture Engineering Lead

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