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Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager

Physics Road | Nerudia Liverpool | England | United Kingdom | L24 9HP

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Location: Liverpool Nerudia


The role

  • 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

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply and attach their current CV. 

For more information please contact the Hiring Manager Wilson Blaney

Closing date: 23rd January 2020

Please ensure you have informed your current line Manager of your decision to apply.

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