Role Reports To

Engineering Manager

Job Purpose

To manage a team of mechanical design engineers for our Bakery sector. The role requires hands-on technical design leadership, in addition to managing the team workload, communication, quality, and long-term professional development of the team.


Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

Main Duties


  • Provide technical direction to the team, producing sound engineering solutions to engineering problems, backed up with design analysis where appropriate
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions to problems incorporating the latest materials, manufacturing processes and technology to drive the product range forward
  • Manage product developments, ensuring changes are controlled and implemented across the product range to maintain a standard equipment offering
  • Take overall design responsibility for projects assigned to the team and manage them from project launch to completion ensuring all project deliverables are met
  • Ensure all required design standards and legislation are met and that supporting documentation is produced and approved
  • Take responsibility for equipment quality, resolving any design problems found during manufacturing or commissioning
  • Coordinate technical support to sales to help produce accurate project proposals and to manage project risk
  • Ensure designs comply to Baker Perkins standards and quality procedures
  • Support and where appropriate lead mechanical testing in the factory and/or on site
  • Actively share knowledge across the department to enable learnings to improve all product sectors and to promote a common approach
  • Ensure commercial implications are considered and understood when decisions are made by the team, including business risk, quality, cost and schedule

Team Management

  • Direct day-to-day management of team members
  • Recruitment and training plans for direct reports as well as mentoring of junior engineers
  • Management of project cost, schedule and quality
  • Review and provide feedback on prospects incl. schedule, design hours and project risk
  • Deputise for the Engineering Manager or other Lead Sector Engineers when needed
  • Drive and be a role model for the company values & behaviours
  • To be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures, in respect of self and others

Candidate Profile

  • Strong hands-on experience in design, analysis and testing of mechanical systems
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to develop innovative solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritise accordingly
  • Experience leading and developing other engineers
  • Commercially aware


Some UK and global travel is required.

Closing Date

Closing date is Friday 29 March 2024, however, this is a rolling campaign and we'll be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and will close the advert early should we receive suitable applications so please don't delay in applying!

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