Mechanical Design Group Leader

Job Title: Mechanical Design Group Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands,
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: HQ00019430
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

We are recruiting for a Mechanical Design Group Leader to join our engineering division based in East Midlands to support our clients Industrial Turbomachinery business.

An important senior position with responsibility for 6-8 engineers in a global engineering company who are well known across the world.


  • Manage and lead a team to achieve agreed objectives on programme activities
  • Co-ordinate work and tasks against the business plan
  • Ensure that "High engineering standards" are maintained and developed by applying good engineering practices and provide guidance to members
  • Monitor task progress against parameters, within specified constraints and ensure tasks are completed to programme
  • Co-ordinate and decide on day to day activities and the resource required to meet design/development targets
  • Select the best sequence of tests to meet required engine validation programmes
  • Prioritise group and Compressor / Rotor activities to meet project targets
  • Promote and develop staff and also be involved in the recruitment of new members of staff
  • Technical
  • Define and supervise activities relating to Turbine Group targets
  • Provide engineering technical expertise to staff
  • Provide a central contact for Turbine technical queries
  • Write and contribute to reports
  • Resolve complex and technical issues in a timely manner
  • Approve engineering work (gate reviews, peer reviews)
  • Manpower
  • Supervise and train- students, technicians and engineers
  • Lead project teams on Turbine related projects
  • Give direction to team members
  • Approve work
  • Programme Management
  • Ensure specific task targets are achieved both individual and team
  • Set and control tasks and take responsibility for the team
  • Negotiate and approve timescales and programme plans
  • Control projects to budget and time scale
  • Administrative
  • Ensure delivery of high level / specialist engineering work
  • Approve the writing of reports, proposals, specifications, test programmes, presentations and review minutes
  • Ensure delivery of groups approved weekly timesheets
  • Carry out periodic performance appraisals and career planning with individuals
  • May assist Group manager in identification of training and development requirements and arranging training
  • Communication
  • Liaise with both customer and supplier groups and with other technical groups within the company as appropriate and reports progress
  • Communicate and negotiate with customers and suppliers to clarify and agree requirements and resolve problems
  • Present Turbine plans or technical reviews
  • Deliver training and advice to junior staff group members
  • Financial
  • Identify budget needs and also monitor spending all projects.
  • Estimate and advise resource and material costs on specific development projects


  • The applicant would be expected to have HNC or equivalent
  • Extensive experience within the Oil and Gas and/or the Power Generation Industry- turbo machinery preferred.
  • Customer focus
  • Self- driven
  • Ability to work well within a team as well as on their own
  • People management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good foundation of IT skills to include SAP / MSP / Excel / Word
  • The Power and Gas Division is the trusted partner for world class products and solutions for the oil and gas, power and industrial markets.
  • The Division is dedicated to deliver its customers reliable, efficient, clean and safe products and solutions.
  • They offer a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension. Through our flexible benefits scheme you can select benefits that best suit your lifestyle, including private healthcare.