Head of Site Engineering

  • Job Reference: 00000116-1
  • Date Posted: 28 August 2019
  • Recruiter: Nothing But Recruitment
  • Location: Brixworth, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £45,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Head of Site Engineering

Job Description

• Develop and monitor the Quality team through personal appraisals and regular feedback on performance.

• Deliver accurate, timely and consistent quality performance data that correlates to performance as perceived by the customer.

• Provide Quality KPI’s in order to assist the Head of Site and senior management team improve the operating performance of the business.

• Maintain ISO9001:2015 certification.

• Support Quality function in direct customer liaison and be a point of escalation.

Site Engineering

• Deliver projects through the effective use of APQP and NPI monitoring.

• Deliver accurate, timely and consistent reporting of new projects with regards to their status within the NPI process.

• Deliver fully developed assembly processes for new products that meet operational needs in terms of health and safety, quality, capacity and agreed takt times.

• Ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are available for all manufacturing areas and products.

• Conduct full Gate 6 reviews of products in line with current state data.

• Drive continuous improvement projects that embrace lean manufacturing through the use of kaizen and other recognised lean tools.

• Keep abreast of modern manufacturing techniques and available equipment that compliments the business core competencies to deliver product to meet increasing quality expectations and improve on efficiency and productivity.


• To participate fully and cohesively with employees from all departments across the Group and at all levels from shop floor to CEO.

• To act as an experienced senior manager applying judgement, common sense and management perspectives to the stewardship and decision making appropriate to the responsibility carried by the role.

• To assist in the development and execution of strategic plans for future business.


• Minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing/quality environment

• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant manufacturing/engineering discipline

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Experience of leading and developing a team (ideally with an engineering bias)

• Experience of project management

• Experience of Lean Manufacturing

• A working knowledge of APQP and NPI gateway systems

• A working knowledge of Manufacturing Engineering and Quality systems

• An appreciation of a QMS – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/TS/IATF 16949:2009

• Organised, structured and systematic approach to work

• Strong communication skills

• IT literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages – Excel, Word, Powerpoint


• Six Sigma certificate

• 2 years’ automotive experience

• Steel fabrications experience