Head of Engineering - Suffolk

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Suffolk
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: c£70k - £75k, Bonus and Benefits
  • Date Posted: 11/11/2022
  • Expiry Date: 17/12/2022

Job Role – Head of Engineering   

Salary – c£70k – £75k, Bonus and Benefits  

Location – Suffolk  



As an experience Engineering professional within Food Manufacturing, you will be managing a team of 10+ Engineers ensuring all maintenance, machinery and equipment are compliant with the business’ standards.


Role Responsibilities.

Reporting directly into the Site Director, the Engineering Manager will be responsible for:

  • Full accountability for prioritising all day-to-day engineering activities. Including, the efficiency of maintenance and machinery to ensure the production goes uninterrupted.
  • Full management of all CAPEX projects from design through to implementation and commissioning. Ensuring you gain buy in from overheads and demonstrate effectively reasoning behind each project.
  • Develop the team of engineers continuously to ensure they’re operating at the highest standard possible.
  • Responsibility for the integrity of the machinery, workshops, external buildings, and all clear areas. Ensure all utilities are monitored and cost effective.
  • Formulate, implement, and manage a strategy for Engineering Maintenance that is in line with the overall strategic plans of the Company.


Candidate Profile.

  • Previous experience working as an Engineering Manager within a large-scale food manufacturing facility.
  • Ideally you will have a degree in electrical/mechanical engineering or manufacturing practices.
  • Need to be able to demonstrate instances where you have developed Engineers into a multi skilled / supervisory position within their careers.
  • You will need to have a working knowledge or recent training within hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • You need to have a strong engineering mindset, one which always strives for the greatest efficiency to help the business reach their fullest potential using rational thinking and your sound judgement.


Next Steps:

Get in touch! If you think this role is for you, send your CV to hannah.mcgrail@silven.co.uk with HM11807 or call 0161 832 7463 and ask for Hannah.