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R&D Engineering Manager – £50k – Somerset

R&D Engineering Manager – £50k – Somerset

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  • Permanent - Onsite
  • Somerset
  • 50,000 £ / Year
  • This position has been filled.

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R&D Engineering Manager – £50k – Somerset

My client is a major player in the Life Sciences sector are looking for a R&D Engineering Manager to join their exciting Team who are working on cutting edge technology to help develop robots and contribute to cures for cancer and renewable energies.

In this role you will lead, orchestrate, and generally guide the multi skilled team from product requirements through to NPI. You’ll be joining at the beginning of an exciting new programme of product development where customer value comes first and foremost, Agile PM style. That means you’ll be testing prototypes with scientists, getting fast feedback, and iterating quickly. We don’t expect you to know everything and we fully believe in the Research bit of R&D!! We have in-house scientists who can help with the jargon so don’t let that put you off.

This is a varied, hands on, management role, with the ability to run a diverse team of varying experience with approx. 25% time for engineering work. You’ll have the ability to help mould the team’s processes, disseminate hard earned good practices, lead both defined and lightly defined projects and work in collaboration with the software engineers and in-house microbiologists’ team.

Projects include robotics, automation, motion control, interface design with prototypes created in house on our 3D printers, CNC machines and laser cutters. There will be a small amount of travel involved to collaboration partners around the UK and possibly abroad.

The main skills the R&D Engineering Manager will needed:

  • 10+ years commercial experience as an Engineer in either Mechanical, Electronic, or robotic fields
  • 3+ years of management or leadership experience in an engineering industry, preferably robotics
  • A minimum 2:1 degree in mechanical or electronic engineering discipline
  • Experience in NPD or NPI with a hands-on mentality
  • Excellent RCA and problem-solving skills with the ability to coach others
  • Formal or experience-based management and leadership skills including light HR
  • A good level of engineering maths and first principles thinking skills
  • Strong people, project management and report writing skills
  • Good understanding of design for manufacture and production methodologies
  • Strong interest in technology, innovation, and robotics
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to undertake training to advance skill set

 Additional Skills:

  • Robotics or mechatronics background or experience
  • Manufacturing knowledge – CNC [Lathe, Mills, 5-Axis], Laser Cutting, 3D Printing
  • Embedded programming / Firmware writing
  • Engineering software understanding Octave/Matlab
  • Good understanding of electronics and understanding of PCB’s
  • Experience with fast-cycle product development feedback loops
  • High level of understanding of ergonomics and product usability
  • Experience in working in an Agile project management environment
  • Experience using Google and Atlassian productivity suites is an advantage
  • A passion for disruptive technologies

 What’s on offer:

  • Salary £38,000 – £50,000 p.a. (Salary / performance review every 12 Months)
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Training
  • Profit Share
  • Equity
  • Pension
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • 30 days holiday including Bank Holidays (Increasing 1 day per year to a max of 37 days + Bank)
  • Holiday bonus on length of service
  • Visa Sponsorship for the successful candidate (if required)
  • Relocation Support (if required)

My client wants to have offered the role to the successful candidate within weeks so if you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My client offers a 3-stage process that can be completed within 2 weeks subject to your availability.

If you are interested in this role, please apply to this role with your CV attached.

Job Overview
Offered Salary
£50,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460