Engineering Manager (Test and Development)

# Permanent

Baker and Baker Recruitment are representing a client in the Warwickshire region of the UK who are looking for an Engineering Manager (Test and Development) to join their team on a permanent basis

Job Title: Engineering Manager (Test and Development)

Salary: £50-60k (Depending on Experience)

Permanent/Contract/Fixed Term: Permanent

Location: Warwickshire                 

We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager (Test and Development) for one of our prestigious automotive clients in the Warwickshire area:

Position Description:

As Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the smooth and efficient running of our Development & Test function; providing project leadership to successfully deliver projects, as well as supporting those of others. Applying technical knowledge and experience to interesting and challenging projects for a wide variety of customers, markets and sectors. Supporting engineers, ensuring they are developing skills and capabilities whilst using the most appropriate methods. Generating and maintaining relationships with customers at an appropriate level.

Key Responsibilities:

Project coordination

  • Ensure smooth running of all Development and Test projects
  • Report project progress to plan – mitigate project risks and implement recovery actions as required
  • Ensure external requirements, e.g., external facilities, lease/purchase of hardware are planned and are on track


Resource planning and coordination

  • Manage resource requirements for all projects within the function and maintain resource tracking documentation
  • Identify external resource needs and manage resource requests
  • Day to day responsible for workload allocation within the function
  • Resolve resource (people and/or rigs) conflicts when required


Hardware resource planning

  • Develop understanding of rig capability and flexibility
  • Manage rig and equipment resource allocation to ensure maximum rig utilisation
  • Ensure the most appropriate rig is employed based on project requirements whilst maintaining flexibility
  • Oversee fixture design and test cell layout.
  • Manage and maintain the test cell CAD database


Project Delivery

  • Perform test and development activities including test and software set up, test execution and data analysis to ensure high quality delivery of test programs
  • Where appropriate, undertake Project Management role; leading a project team to deliver a successful project outcome; from both technical and commercial perspectives
  • Where appropriate, undertake the Project Director role on projects within the function and be accountable for their outcome
  • Working with the Chief Technical Specialist oversee project planning and ensure the following are successfully executed:
  • Prepare test plan and specifications
  • Specify test rig requirements including instrumentation and fixture tooling
  • Specify and prepare data logging equipment, instrumentation and wiring requirements
  • Support DFMEA reviews


Quality systems

  • Ownership of Development and Test quality processes and systems
  • Continuous improvement of quality processes and systems
  • Internal auditing of quality processes and systems
  • Take an active role in the continuous improvement initiatives within the Development and Test function
  • Ensure learning from projects is captured and embedded into the quality processes and systems


General Responsibilites:

Application of technical knowledge and experience to provide innovative engineering solutions to meet a variety of customer requirements

  • Identify problems in a timely manner and ensure the best engineering solutions are applied
  • Present and communicate technical and commercial information, clearly and concisely, both internally and to customers
  • Generate and maintain relationships with customers at an appropriate level
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with peers, business development and technical leaders
  • Support the business development team in the creation of technical project proposals and resourcing estimates
  • Being fully aware of and actively complying with company policies and procedures
  • Exhibiting a passion for learning and facing new challenges
  • Understands and follows company values and professional standards and technical best practices project management, quality, communication etc.
  • Actively undertake continued professional and personal development
  • Participate in activities to share technical knowledge and know-how across the business
  • Potential for worldwide, short and long-haul travel
  • There will also be a requirement for occasional late and weekend working to complete work to deadlines


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of the role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills of the role holder. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract of employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 considerations:

The end client is working to full Government guidelines in relation to Covid-19 and safe practices

Reference ID: EMTD001


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