Interim Engineering Manager

First Choice Advantage LLP
16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Overall purpose of the role

Responsible for the day to day engineering and maintenance activities on site. This includes continual improvements and plant development. To steer and lead a team of electrical & mechanical engineers along with a planning supervisor. To engage and communicate with departmental managers and discuss issues and own issues.

Main responsibilities

- Deployment, control and management of site based engineers

- Liaise with site management and ensure issues are communicated, priorities and actions are understood and updates are provided

- Ensure H&S standards are maintained and all related documentation is completed

- Ensure, through the engineering team on site, there is efficient and effective planned and reactive maintenance at all times and that downtime is minimised

- Drive and lead solutions to prevent reoccurrence of maintenance issues on site

- Ensure the planned preventative maintenance programme for the site is implemented

- Identify requirements for critical and other stocked spare parts and ensure proper use of stock system by all staff to maintain the integrity of stock management

- Support and be accountable for ensuring maintenance KPI targets are achieved

- Lead, support initiatives and be proactive in the development of practices and systems

- Be responsible for managing, training and disciplining staff

- Attend all nominated training modules as necessary

- Populate and maintain the CMMS system

- Cover holidays and workload as required

- Reduce spends as targeted in designated areas

- Assist in mechanical and electrical plant upgrades

- Understand and utilise CI methods

- React and correct issues in a timely manner

- Manage and own issues

Value added by this role

- Maintain plant availability, reliability and increase production without the cost to maintenance and operating hours

- Build a strong effective team

- Lead and coach the engineering team

Training / Qualifications


- Willingness to learn and be dedicated to the job roles and company values

- Good understanding of health, safety and environmental compliance.

- Good people skills; be able to communicate at all levels throughout the company and externally

- Time served mechanical or electrical discipline

- IT literate with sound knowledge of MS packages

- Knowledge of a CMMS system

- Experience of working within the waste industry or similar at supervisory level

- Excellent planning, coordination and organisational skills

- Ability to communicate concisely at all levels

- Approachable and enthusiastic team player

- Ability to influence and persuade people

- Ability to deal with conflict and negotiate / manage the appropriate outcome.

- Driven to achieve results

- Proven track record of delivering continuous improvement within an operational environment

- Knowledge and understanding of the requirements of working within a time critical process environment

- Contactable out with normal working hours and ability to undertake shift work

- Lead and coach the team

- Full UK driving licence


- Experience of working in a waste management environment

- Knowledge of Shanks Products and Services

- Fire Marshal training and understanding of a separate fire pump system with foam injection and generators

- Lives within 20-mile radius of the plant

- Multi skilled Engineer

- Understanding of PLC controls

Experience/competencies required:

- Good understanding of health, safety and the environment

- HND/HNC in Engineering

- Experience of data processing

- Experience of working towards clearly defined KPIs

- Proven background in an engineering role

Key relationships:

- Reporting directly to Senior Operations Manager

- MBT Manager

- AD manager

- Engineering planner/supervisor

- Other Unit Managers