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Director of Engineering

North East England

  • Reference: 387127
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £Excellent + Car + Bonus + Package

  • Location: Cramlington

Our Client

Established for over 100 years, AAF provide comprehensive clean air solutions to the chemical, energy, industrial minerals and food & beverage clients globally.  Their products are the industry benchmarks for quality and performance, from simple roughing filters to air pollution control, from gas containment removal to the highest efficiency filters used in the most stringent clean environments.  Part of Daikin Industries, AAF are head quartered in Louisville, Kentucky and operate from 22 countries with over 3000 employees. 

The Gas Turbine Solutions business is based in Cramlington UK, France, Dubai  & China.  They focus on providing a wide range of gas turbine auxiliary equipment, filters, refurbishment, retrofit and upgrades.  Working closely with the world’s leading OEM’s for over 40 years, AAF provide solutions for the power generation, offshore oil & gas and gas transmission industries in arduous environments from sub-zero Arctic to soaking salt spray or blowing desert sand. 

The Opportunity

As Director of Engineering, you will report into the Vice President Global Engineering and will be responsible for providing effective leadership, management, support and development to a large engineering, applications, acoustics and CFD team.  Your team are based across multiple locations and deliver high quality products to meet the needs of a complex, global customer base.  You will look to effectively develop and manage your team to establish and share best practice, whilst continuing the development and transformation of systems and continuous process improvement.   

As part of the Senior Leadership Team, you will provide input into the strategic direction and business plan for the Gas Turbine Solutions business from a technical perspective whilst managing global resources effectively to ensure the engineering output leads to the successful execution of the awarded contract.  You will look to develop an effective technology road map in line with AAF’s strategic direction; whilst continuing to maximise cost effectiveness in current products. 

Working closely with Sales teams, you will ensure customer specifications are fully understood and achievable to align your team’s priorities accordingly whilst supporting the ongoing momentum for improvement & modernisation within AAF. 

About You

As a degree qualified engineer, you will have extensive international experience gained in the management of large teams to effectively execute multiple projects at any one time with global customers.  You will have a deep understanding of world class project execution and demonstrate previous experience in the continued development and embedding best practice to raise standards & expectations. 

With extensive experience as part of a Senior Leadership Team, you will have well developed communication skills to raise the profile of engineering & project execution globally within AAF to deliver exceptional service to customers.  You will have extensive experience in the development of your managers and their teams to reach their full potential.  Previous experience in leading the project execution of capital equipment, power generation or oil & gas would be advantageous. 

Whether you are working in a project consultancy or leading a team in the effective delivery of design led equipment projects in an engineering business this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for to join a business that is passionate about building on their momentum of success and play a crucial role in its future direction. 


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