Engineering Manager

Design Manager / Lead Design Engineer / Technical Manager

I’m recruiting a Lead Design Engineer / Technical Manager to join a specialist manufacturer in Southampton.

As part of the Senior Management team, this is a unique opportunity to join a growing company, leading a small technical team whilst remaining hands-on and engaging with various internal and external stakeholders.

Previous experience may have been as a Lead Design Engineer, Engineering Manager, Design Manager, Technical Lead, Technical Manager, Lead Project Engineer, or Technical Project Manager.

The Role

  • Oversee a small team of Design/Project Engineers
  • Oversee manufacturing improvements
  • Liaising with customers on-site
  • Hands-on Design work with 3D CAD Package


  • Strong Mechanical background, ideally with a formal qualification
  • Experience leading technical teams or individuals
  • 3D CAD modelling experience – Solidworks, AutoCAD 3D or similar
  • Strong knowledge of engineering materials or materials science
  • Previous experience may have been in material handling, capital equipment, automotive, aerospace, sheet metal fabrication
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes such as heat treatment & surface coating
  • Comfortable with occasional UK and international travel
  • Located within commutable distance of Southampton

Benefits Package

  • £40,000-£50,000
  • 22 days holiday per year + Bank holidays + an extra day’s holiday for every 4 years of service
  • 37 Hour week with half an hour for lunch
  • Company healthcare scheme
  • Mobile phone
  • Death in service benefit – Twice annual salary
  • Annual bonus scheme

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Location Southampton
Job titleEngineering Manager
Salary £40000 - £50000
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