Chief Engineer

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical
South Wales
Newport & Torfaen
Salary description:
£50000 - £65000/ annum
Start Date:
Reed Engineering
Job Ref:

Are you an engineer with experience of change management and team development?
Are you looking for a new challenge and ready to take your next step as an engineering leader?
Then this could be the ideal opportunity for you!

If this is not of interest or you do not feel you are right for this role but know someone else who might be interested please get in touch and you could receive up to £100.00 worth of high street vouchers! For more information and an informal discussion, email or call me on (phone number removed) and ask for Baff.

Job Description:
The company are a leading food manufacturer at the forefront of innovation. Having invested heavily in new technology and automated systems they are looking for an ambitious Chief Engineer to mentor, coach and lead a team of engineers in order to support their site in Abergavenny through a period of ongoing change.

In the role of Chief Engineer you will be instrumental in the company's success. You will with an opportunity to help shape the future of the business and you'll do it in a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the successful candidate will lead the engineering operation, developing the engineering team to deliver optimum performance of the plant and equipment. Working closely with the Site Manager, you will generate a portfolio of strategic projects across the site, delivering projects from idea generation through the full project lifecycle to successful closure.

Main Responsibilities:
* Working closely with the Head of Engineering to develop and implement an engineering strategy for the entire site
* Defining engineering budgets and managing spend against engineering budgets
* Working with the Engineering Manager to develop the site's Preventative Maintenance Plan and ensuring effective delivery
* Delivering engineering projects to the specified KPIs, SLAs and budgets
* Leading the plan/delivery of ISO50001 projects to meet company commitments
* Promoting good engineering practices and a culture of Continuous Improvement

Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required:
* Good leadership qualities with the ability to motivate others and make effective timely decisions
* Experience gained in the management and leadership of maintenance staff
* Proven experience of managing change
* Understanding, knowledge and experience of managing CAPEX projects
* A degree gained in a n Engineering discipline would be extremely advantageous

This is a great opportunity to join a leading company in a varied role. In return, they are offering an excellent salary, benefits package and a progressive, results-driven working environment. The role requires someone that has proven leadership flair, the ability to motivate others, strong communication skills as well as the ability to make decisions quickly.

If you're still reading this, the chances are you're interested in this fantastic opportunity so get in touch now! For more details and a confidential discussion please contact Baff at REED Engineering on (phone number removed) or email

If this is not of interest or you do not feel you are right this role but know someone else who might be interested please get in touch and you could bag yourself £100.00 worth of high street vouchers

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