Engineering Manager (Continuous Improvement Bias)


Plymouth, United Kingdom
Job Type

We are currently in the market for an Engineering Manager for a manufacturers based in Plymouth. This role is very much focussed around Continuous Improvement, so knowledge in this area is imperative.



Demonstrate in depth Preventative Maintenance Culture

  • Establish an effective Maintenance Engineering function, which is measured against key targets/goals.
  • Actively manage the Engineering budget to ensure departmental expense & labour variance is zero or favourable against budget.
  • Implement an effective planned maintenance system which is derived from a pareto analysis of equipment downtime & continually audit this system.
  • Develop & Implement the capital plans for Operations and track individual projects against time and expenditure targets.
  • Establish professional engineering standards within Maintenance to ensure full compliance with legal EHS requirements.
  • Actively support the continuous improvement teams in the Operations department to achieve key targets/goals (eg Schedule Adherence > 95%)

Continuous Improvement

  • Drive continuous improvement in engineering through the maintenance of key metric reports, supported by a structured management process.
  • Take ownership of O.E.E data and drive improvement
  • Aim to champion internally the “Engineering function’ - enabling a more pro-active approach to long, medium and short term change reactive practices.
  • Develop a flexible team, capable of supporting current and future business needs.


  • Utilise creative problem-solving skills with a ‘can-do’ Culture
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, managing and motivating colleagues to deliver outstanding results, whilst managing the pressure of multiple deadlines and targets.
  • Demonstrate proven experience of interacting internally and externally at all levels within a corporate environment.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for data analysis or statistics.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks/projects and prioritize appropriately in an exceedingly dynamic work environment.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to work independently but effectively contribute to the team.
  • Ability to assume a high degree of decision-making responsibility.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and a data-driven approach to manage sensitive situations.
  • Proven track record of learning new systems and processes quickly

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