Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager
Posted 3 weeks ago

Location: Basingstoke

Duration: Permanent

Start Date: Immediate 

Salary: £45K – £55K D.O.E

Job Description:

We are a leading automation engineering company based in Basingstoke, dedicated to innovation, excellence and sustainable growth. With a strong market presence and a commitment to high-quality solutions, we seek an ambitious and skilled professional to join our team.

This role offers the unique opportunity to progress to the director level and potentially acquire shares in the business, significantly impacting the company’s future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, and manage engineering projects from concept to completion following strategy, ensuring high-quality deliverables within budget and timelines.
  • Effectively communicate the department strategy and progress to the management team and key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and decision-making processes at the senior management level to continue developing the function.
  • Build, develop, and mentor engineering and development teams, building on technical competence and fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement, and professional growth.
  • Oversee the entire product development lifecycle, from design to development and implementing electro-mechanical and automation systems.
  • Prioritise development tasks and manage resources to ensure timely project completion.
  • Ensure robust quality assurance and testing processes are in place and that products are thoroughly tested to meet high quality and performance standards and comply with industry standards.
  • Gather customer feedback, identify and evaluate market trends to ensure technology solutions meet the evolving need of our customers and the market, enhance the company’s product offerings and competitive edge.
  • Lead the resolution of technical issues and challenges and develop contingency plans to address potential issues and minimise downtime.
  • Manage the department effectively, optimising expenditure to ensure cost effectiveness and resource efficiency.
  • Attend customer site(s) and meetings and lead in a technical capacity.
  • Evaluate and manage relationships with external partners, suppliers and customers.
  • Work to ISO 9001 2015 and Company health & safety standards
  • Supporting and working towards the Company vision and values

Essential Experience/Qualifications:

  • Educated to HNC / degree level in relevant engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrable practical engineering experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory / managerial position and a strong background in automation systems
  • Proven experience in managing engineering projects.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in various stages simultaneously.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project budgets and resources effectively.
  • Ambition to progress and a keen interest in business development and strategic 

leadership. Desirable Experience:

  • Professional engineering license or certifications
  • Experience in a similar industry or with comparable engineering projects
  • Knowledge and implementation of manufacturing best practices
  • Understanding of emerging technologies and trends in the automation sector Key 


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Pragmatic approach to problem-solving.
  • Sound electrical/mechanical appreciation.
  • Ability to work to deadlines 
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Experience using ERP software.
  • I.T. Literate – Microsoft Office
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and self-learning.

Qualification / Cards:

  • Educated to HNC

Additional Information:

  • Experience in using ERP software


For more information or to apply for this vacancy, contact Daniel Davey at 01256 817878, email, or complete the application form below.

Job Features

Job CategoryPermanent
Start DatePermanent
Salary£45K - £55K D.O.E
ContactDaniel Davey

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