Engineering and Design Manager

TGS Group
£42,000 - £55,000 DOE
14 Jan 2021
11 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering and Design Manager
Fishponds, Bristol

About Us

TGS is a leading Vehicle Converter encompassing both Van Conversions and Truck Bodies. With over 40 years of history TGS has become renowned for consistent quality and maximising the potential of Light Commercial Vehicles. Our customers typically include LCV Dealers, Public Sector, NHS, Housing Maintenance and other Fleet Operators.

We’re now looking for an Engineering and Design Manager to join our family-run business at Fishponds in Bristol.

The Benefits

- Salary of £42,000 - £55,000 DOE
- Bonus scheme
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Play a key role in a growing business

This is an incredible opportunity for a qualified engineer with a superb leadership style, a Lean manufacturing background and change management experience to join our growing company at an exciting time in our evolution.

We’ll be looking to you to implement improved processes and ensure our company is robust and able to continue our growth curve whilst managing the changing social and economic climate.

We’ve already got a great reputation, an exceptional product range and a solid customer base across several key sectors. However, a successful business never stands still and we aim to increase our market share and develop our business with new innovations, leaner processes and further product enhancements, and that’s where you come in.

So, if you are ready to take on more responsibility and develop your skills with a company with great values and principles, we are waiting to hear from you.

The Role

Working closely with the Directors, as the Engineering and Design Manager, you will be tasked with the overall leadership of the Engineering and Design Department and will report directly to the board.

You will play a vital role in the delivery of the company strategic plan and will support efforts to grow the business through further market penetration, increased turnover and enhanced profitability.

Reviewing internal processes and building methodology, you will champion the use of subcontractors, train and upskill the existing team to embed an accountable mindset and work alongside the Production Manager to achieve strategic goals.

Your role will also include:

- Creating and managing the drawing vault
- Reviewing existing designs
- Managing drawings and controlling change processes
- Taking responsibility for quality control within the department
- Overseeing and managing new product development processes

About You

To be considered as the Engineering and Design Manager, you will need:

- To be a qualified engineer holding an industry recognised qualification 
- At least five years’ leadership or management experience
- At a minimum, five years’ design and/or engineering experience
- A proven track record in innovation, Lean manufacturing and increasing profitability
- Expert level CAD skills, including SolidWorks
- A demonstrable history of successful change management

Previous automotive experience would be advantageous.

Other organisations may call this role Design Manager, Engineering Design Manager, Lead Design Engineer, Design Engineering Manager, CAD Manager, or Automotive Design Manager.

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