Engineering Manager - Hydraulic Systems

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    Desford, Leicestershire

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    Off highway

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, car allowance

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    Kate Stevens

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    about 2 years ago

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Engineering Manager - Hydraulic Systems



£50,000 - £65,000 + benefits

An Engineering Manager opportunity has arisen working for the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

As Engineering Manager of the Hydraulic and Controls department you will be responsible for machine hydraulic systems from concept to production, and service thereafter.

  • You will be the primary UK hydraulic system expert and first point of contact for the machine groups hydraulic input and expertise.
  • You will be involved with and contribute to the hands-on testing and operation of machines.
  • You will have direct interface with the end machine user, production line, and supplier development team.
  • You will be accountable for acceptable system tuning and operation providing continuously increasing levels of efficiency, controllability, and performance to the customer.
  • You will join a global team of highly motivated hydraulic component, systems and controls engineers with deep knowledge and support of machine functionality and development.
  • You will benefit from and contribute to the continuous growth and learning of the larger team.
  • Lead, coach and motivate a small team to develop collaborative relationships with internal and external customers as well as within the internal teams to achieve goals.
  • Deep understanding of fluid power and the application of such to mobile power hydraulic system machines
  • Understand and develop requirements, system architecture, components specification and application requirements on multiple products
  • Take responsibility for the overall management of key projects and the day-to-day resource issues working in tandem with the engineering managers that support the product groups.
  • Lead team to complete objectives in design of new products and maintenance of existing products, components, and systems
  • Communicate results and set priorities to global customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units
  • Ensure development, validation and test requirements are met for production ready system solutions
  • Create relevant drawings and release schematic(s)
  • Lead and own FMEA's teams, actions, validation plans, and critical characteristics
  • Prepared to travel Globally to support issues as the arise
  • Provide technical coaching and troubleshooting in the interest of providing technical solutions in development, production, and field support

Skills, experience & qualifications you will have;

  • Experience of development and design of fluid power components and systems
  • Experience and understanding of taking a product from concept to production utilising FMEA, DVP&R & APQP process
  • Established record of achievement, showing improvement in an engineering environment
  • Analytical experience with simulation tools of hydraulic systems
  • Experience of dealing with problem solving in a fast-paced environment
  • Reading and understanding drawings and release schematic(s)
  • Willing to travel globally
  • Understanding of market product cost
  • A confident communicator with strong interpersonal, influencing and coaching skills; able to effectively engage with and influence teams, and able to share information in a straight forward and compelling way
  • Results-driven, with a "can-do" attitude and ability to get into the detail when necessary
  • Expert industry experience
  • Supervisor experience with proven success in challenging leadership situations
  • Working with Creo/auto cad or similar tools.
  • Previous project management experience

Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

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