Engineering Manager

An exceptional Mechanical Design Engineer with unquestionable Product Design & Development skills, you will join us as our Engineering Manager, based in our Dartford HQ. As well as leading & mentoring two Mechanical Design Engineers you will work with our high profile clients and Senior Management team to ensure projects are delivered on time, to budget and that they meet our rigorous quality standards.

SALARY: £45,000 - £50,000

BENEFITS: 25 days holiday Pension Private Healthcare Flexible Benefits package including; childcare vouchers / bike to work scheme.

LOCATION: Dartford

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: We are based in Dartford. Please keep this in mind when applying from Enfield, Epping, Cheshunt, Romford, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Wickford, Basildon, Rayleigh, South-end-on-Sea, London, Bromley, Mitcham, Sutton, Croydon, Crawley, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Seven Oaks, Maidstone, Chatham, Gravesend.

JOB SPECIFICATION – Engineering Manager / Senior Mechanical Product Design Engineer

The role at a glance:

·A hands on Mechanical Product Design role coupled with daily management of a small (but nearly perfectly formed) Design Engineering team.
·Reports directly to the Managing Director
·Product solutions are unique and bespoke to each client so each project has its own challenges (think bullet-proof glass, bomb-proof doors & other physical security products).

This role is an opportunity to combine both your Product Design Engineer skills, ideally from the metal, glass, aluminium or plastic forming sectors, with your talent for team leadership.

As Engineering Manager you will be responsible for leading multiple design projects of varying sizes and complexities, all focussed around our range of physical security solutions. You’ll manage everything, from cradle to grave, working closely with our blue-chip clients to design and build bespoke solutions, tailored to their exacting needs.

Just as important, as Engineering Manager you will lead and mentor our Engineering team, making sure that you quickly become a cohesive team, that projects are properly scoped for form, fit & function (while being aware of budgets, costs and deadlines) and ensuring each person plays to their strengths, while you help them improve where necessary.

You will also:

·Maintain and control all technical documentation.
·Make sure all projects are correctly specified, designed and tested, considering current standards and legislation.
·Provide pre-sales technical advice / support.
·Provide regular project progress updates and reports to the Senior Management team.

PERSONAL PROFILE: Engineering Manager / Senior Mechanical Product Design Engineer

To be the right person for this great opportunity you MUST be a qualified Mechanical Design Engineer with a proven track record of product design and development using 3D modelling software.

We’d expect that you are currently managing a team BUT you might be doing all the management and not being recognised for it so if you can show us that you’re ready to move into a fully-fledged management position, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Attitude and potential are just as important to us as experience and knowledge.

Remember, we’re in Dartford and you’ll need to be in the office every day, so please check your commute before you drop your CV over.


We’re coming up to our 20th anniversary and over that time we’re proud to have grown to become the leading Designer, Manufacturer, Installer and Maintainer of bespoke physical security products in the UK. With over 70 people, based in our Dartford HQ and deployed in the field throughout the country we’re well positioned to keep growing over the next 20 years.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Engineering Manager, Product Design Engineer, Mechanical Product Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Product Design, Principal Design, Senior Product Design, Product Manager, Design Manager, Design Team Leader, Project Manager, Lead Designer, Engineering Lead, Project Engineer, Metal, Glass, Aluminium, Plastic, Forming, Fabrication, Industrial Design.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Lee Henning quoting Engineering Manager and reference LH14950 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683314 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.