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Principal Engineer

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 by CV-Library

Surrey, United Kingdom
Accountancy
Immediate Start
£55k - £70k Annual
Full-Time
SF Group has engaged with a key client and a world leader in vehicle engineering. My client design, engineer, procure and build a range of market leading vehicles to meet current and future client needs globally. Turner has more than doubled over the past few years and are now entering the next exciting phase of ambitious growth plans. As part of this, my client is looking to recruit a Principal Engineer

Leading a small team of specialists and leading Engineering team, you will have full global responsibility for driving forward Standards, Systems and Processes. Using your extensive technical expertise and change management skills, you will chart the perfect course of implementing the right balance of governance and best practice.

About you:

To be successful, you will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience. Ideally this will be complimented with a membership of an industry related professional body.

Additional qualifications such as; lean manufacture, six sigma and project management would be a distinct advantage.

Your people skills will include:

Personable – able to build trust, motivate and build camaraderie within immediate and wider team

Effective leader – ability to provide clear direction and positively influence change through confident diplomacy, nurturing and developing others.

Effective management skills – organised, aware and in control, whilst also being able to work under pressure

Excellent communicator at all levels - ability to tailor communication style as appropriate to the audience

Able to operate with humility and respect but confident to challenge positively with conviction, persistence and drive

Your process skills will include:

Ability to analyse and make sense of complex and sometimes ambiguous data and information and make clear justified decisions

Mastery of organisational change management

Process orientated, but able to recognise balance in tailoring to practical application to suit business requirements

Attention to detail but with a clear ability to recognise the bigger organisation picture

Evidence of successful delivery of multiple cross-functional business improvement projects.

About the role:

Lead immediate team to install processes, systems and standards to support engineering function to achieve company operational and strategic aims and objectives.

Delivery and maintenance of global company engineering change process and support systems. Work with wider business to ensure methods and processes support wider organisation in achieving operations excellence.

Develop and maintain a process / system to provide accurate planning and forecasting of engineering capacity.

Implement and maintain a global company method of installing best practice engineering standards to improve the quality and reliability of our vehicles and provide a platform for effective outsourcing to enable growth.

Work within engineering and across all business functions to influence and encourage collaboration across the company to deliver business excellence.

Be a business leader, be courageous and passionate about what you do and help motivate our people to be the best they can be for the benefit of both themselves and for the business.

Provide project support and governance where required to programmes team.

Why join:

You’ll have an interesting and technically challenging workload from day one, where you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from an experienced and established team of experts in the UK and globally.

It’s a dynamic, fast paced environment where no two days are the same with new challenges to overcome and deliver innovative solutions.

This is a new role for the company and therefore you will have full global ownership for Engineering Standards, Systems and Processes; setting the agenda through to holding people accountable to it.

You’ll gain exposure to all parts of the business, enhancing your profile and future career opportunities as we continue our growth trajectory.

On top of a competitive package, which includes pension and bonus, we also operate a half day on Fridays.

Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at SF Group for further information and apply

Reference: 210334262

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