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Head of Design

£50000 - £60000 per annum

Head of Design

Competitive Basic Salary

Based East Midlands, easily commutable from Leicester, Loughborough, and the surrounding areas.

Are you a Design Manager or Engineering Design manager? Alternatively are you a Senior Design Engineer or Senior Design Manager seeking that next step? 

Our client is  a leading manufacturer of Special Purpose Machinery.They offer unrivalled products to a diverse number of markets including Aerospace, Rail, Oil & Gas, Defence & Infrastructure. 
The business is entering an exciting phase in their development with a mandate to grow and identify a Head of Design  who will be pivotal in making significant contribution to the Design function.This is a key position reporting to the Operations Director and supported by an expert team of Engineers offering a complete service from machine design to manufacture, test and installation.

Key responsibilities

  • Proven track record in design of special purpose machinery.
  • Broad engineering knowledge gained from working within a special purpose machinery environment.
  • Motivational leader, with experience of managing, coaching, and developing teams.  
  • Ability to work under pressure delivering multiple engineering projects at different stages.
  • Commercial experience to enable designs to be brought in on budget.
  • Successfully operating as a member of the leadership team, take responsibility for the ongoing development and deployment of a design strategy that will meet the goals of the  Business

Key qualities
  • Able to grasp design engineering concepts quickly to hit the ground running.
  • Accurate with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem solver, decisive and creative thinker.
  • Self-motivated, self-starting and highly organized with the ability to work unsupervised. 
  • Clear, concise, and consistent communicator. 
  • Reliable, open, and transparent style, with ability to build honest and trustful relationships quickly. 
  • Lead by example.


Call Sandy Seta, Head of Practice on 0116 2545411 or apply now to arrange a call to understand more about this role.

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