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Chief Engineer

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Reference: 388539
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £Excellent + Private Health + Pension

  • Location: Filey

Our Client

Deep Sea Electronics (DSE) is a leading global designer, manufacturer, and supplier of a wide range of industry leading electronic control systems. Specialising in control solutions for the generator market, vehicle and off -highway machinery, automatic transfer switch applications and industrial battery chargers, the company has gone from strength to strength since it was established in 1975 and now has an annual turnover of more than £50 million. 

All products are manufactured in the UK at the company's bespoke head office manufacturing facility in North Yorkshire, with product design split between specialist engineering teams based within the head office and the company's dedicated design facility in the East Midlands.   Additional offices in the United States, India and Dubai combined with a comprehensive distributor, reseller and system integrator network ensure DSE products are supported at industry-leading levels across the globe.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Technical Director, you will provide effective leadership, management & development to your multi-disciplinary global team to ensure the effective on-time delivery of engineering projects to customers.  You will understand and proactively manage risks in delivery, whilst having an overview across technical architecture and understanding regulatory requirements.  You will also play a proactive role in shaping new ways of working as DSE effectively integrate into Generac’s global engineering model, whilst managing multiple generator-set projects to meet customer needs.
Specific responsibilities include:

  • Produce strategic planning documents including application and market requirements from concept as part of the NPI process.
  • Working closely with the Program Manager to strategically manage resource to review and approve technical content against requirements, whilst working with Engineering Project Managers to produce the most efficient, cost effective and productionised technical solutions. 
  • Lead, manage, coach and develop a large diverse team including Electronic Hardware, Embedded Software, Software, PC Software & Mechanical Engineers. 
  • Develop and embed effective KPIs, tools & processes to continue to improve quality and maximise the effectiveness of the Engineering Department. 

About You

As a degree qualified Chief Engineer, you will have previous experience in managing a large multi-disciplinary engineering team in the delivery of bespoke industrial controls & automation projects, to meet the needs of complex global customers.  With considerable management experience, you will have previous experience in the development of systems, processes and infrastructure to effectively manage multiple projects at any one time.  Specific experience in embedded software as an engineer or as a manager will enable you to truly understand the complexity of our customers to maximise performance and support ongoing growth.   Your well-developed communication skills will enable you to give confidence to Directors, Group and customers, whilst engaging effectively with procurement, manufacturing & commercial to collaborate and deliver exceptional products on time.

This is an exciting time to join Deep Sea Electronics following sustained growth and their recent acquisition by Generac Holdings Inc to play a key part in the development of an effective and global engineering team to meet their future ambitions. 

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