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Engineering Manager Liverpool United Kingdom

Engineering Manager

Wellington House, Physics Road | Liverpool | United Kingdom | L249HP

About us

Imperial Brands PLC is a dynamic FTSE100 FMCG company headquartered in Bristol with a global workforce of around 32,000 people. Borne out of a strong tobacco heritage, we have continually evolved to embrace changing market dynamics and our purpose is to create something better for the world’s smokers.  Our high-quality cigarette brands include Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS and West and we are increasingly focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products built around the vaping brand blu

Acquired by Imperial Brands Plc in 2017, Nerudia is a young and dynamic business which is wholly owned by Fontem Ventures, the NGP (Next Generation Products) arm of Imperial Brands

The role

Liverpool

Permanent, Full time

Competitive Salary + Benefits 

  • Manage and lead a team of multi skilled engineers in a very fast paced Production environment
  • Provide strong engineering support in all areas of the facility to ensure the business achieves it Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets
  • Ensuring all Engineering activities are conducted to the agreed GxP, regulatory standards and that safe working practices are current & adhered to at all times

Key accountabilities

Responsibilities of the Engineering Manager include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as the engineering leader and technical expert
  • Answer questions and resolve issues brought forth by the engineering team and/or business
  • Create detailed engineering plans, processes, and procedures for engineering staff to use e.g. PPM’s
  • Introduce, develop and drive lean manufacturing methodologies; specifically, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to drive machine reliability, efficiency and performance
  • Propose and oversee budgets and timelines for engineering projects
  • Check and confirm the accuracy of the work performed and the methods used by engineering staff
  • Conduct various engineering tests and quality assurance checks to verify the quality of completed projects
  • Co-ordinate, resource & manage all manufacturing (including development pilot plant) equipment and system commissioning, qualification & validation activities
  • Ensure the following are effectively supported:
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Process & Occupational Health Safety
  • Lead day to day technical agenda
  • Drive down the waste on site by analysing the causes of waste and putting countermeasures in place
  • Hire, train, and supervise engineering staff members
    • Monitor and determine various staffing & training needs
    • Develop and deploy a continuous learning and upskilling program for the team
  • Overall responsible for engineering project delivery via project team
  • Identify opportunities to improve engineering processes/systems
  • 70% management and 30% hands on engineering
  • Communicate & effectively collaborate with management team, suppliers and contractors

Prepare and deliver various engineering-related presentations, both internally & externally

Skills & experience

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment & comfortable with continual change
  • Experience of Design Controls, Change Control and Validation within a regulated industry, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Lean Manufacturing, Process Control Concepts, Design of Experiments (DOE), and design/process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills for effectively interfacing with all levels of management and departments within the internal/external business
  • Organisational competencies and project management skills to keep projects, processes, and the entire engineering team on track
  • Excellent knowledge of GxP i.e. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), GDocP (Good Documentation Practices) and TPD (Tobacco Products Directive)
  • Sound understanding/knowledge of industry H&S standards
  • Demonstrated project management experience and leadership skills, with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and respective teams in a demanding fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines with the capability to balance short-term, urgent needs with long-term strategic initiatives

What we offer

Nerudia offers a competitive package of salary, pension and 25 days holiday, as well as onsite parking.

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

Opening date: 2nd May 2019

Closing date: 2nd June 2019

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