Job Overview

Mechanical Design Manager

Job Title: Mechanical Design Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Salary: 60000
Reference: #5903
Contact Name: James Field
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2021 11:41

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Design Manager
Salary: £60k p/annum
Location: Preston

An innovative and rapidly-growing company is hiring a Mechanical Design Manager who will have focused responsibilities on the line management of a team of engineers.

For this role, you will report to and work closely with the Engineering Manager to ensure that productivity, quality, and staff development are maximised to improve the process.

Responsibilities include:

Engineering, Productivity & Quality

  • You will supervise the engineers and their workload 
  • Attendance of resource planning meetings in order to assist the Engineering Manager and Project Management team
  • Promoting the adherence to the company's engineering processes and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with client and statutory requirements
  • Promote close working relationships with other departments, especially Planning & Manufacturing

Employee Development

  • Conduct performance appraisals
  • Monthly contact with staff to ensure professional and personal development is on track
  • Develop a supportive, learning environment
  • Identify training needs, develop, communicate, and support training programs and initiatives 
  • Working with Engineering Manager and other internal stakeholders to recruit new employees

Continuous Improvement

  • Ensure the ongoing assessment of the engineering processes and procedures to identify and implement improvements
  • Implement continual improvement initiatives 

Line Management

  • Support with daily staff matters
  • Assist the Engineering Manager where required 
  • Promote adherence to company policy

For a specific project or projects:

  • Be accountable for the technical management and delivery within time, cost, and quality
  • Maintain technical compliance with the contract and resolve technical conflicts where possible
  • Ensure cross-discipline integration
  • Assist the project management staff in:
    • Understanding the technical delivery such that they may manage budget/expenditure information and work durations
    • Reviewing progress and the critical path
    • Identify and minimise exposure to risk
    • Identify and report changes
  • Promote cohesion across the project team

Design Tasks

Carrying out design tasks to meet the time, cost, and quality requirements of projects such as:

  • Scheme design deliverables
  • Detail design deliverables
  • Production of manufacturing documentation
  • Take part in client meetings, testing / commissioning activities, and post-project review meetings
  • Maintaining the project’s working folder
  • Checking and approving of deliverables produced by other team members

Tendering Tasks

This may include but not be limited to:

  • Production of concept designs
  • Estimating durations for the design of tender items
  • Composing technical responses to quotation requests

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Responsible for a variety of diverse projects or activities ranging in both size and complexity
  • An ability and desire to support, motivate and develop others
  • Sufficient knowledge, interpersonal skills, and communication skills to attract respect and exert influence within his or her assigned group of staff
  • Proven organisational, administrative, and planning abilities
  • Commercially and delivery-focused
  • Experience or familiarity with continual improvement methodologies
  • Degree / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Click apply or speak to James Field for further details at:


Tel: 01257 244748


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