Head of Engineering

Part-remote working available
  Salary dependent on experience


About the Client

Our client is a world leader in the research, design and marketing of advanced consumer diagnostic products with offices in the UK, Switzerland and China. They are looking for a Head of Engineering to lead a team of 5 people.


About the Role

The Head of Engineering will be accountable for the technical engineering strategy, ensuring the quality delivery of all projects.

Responsibilities include:
  • Defining technical competencies and implementing strategies to meet these.
  • Driving continuous improvement of the engineering technical capability that is aligned with the business’ goals.
  • Defining and implementing effective technical assurance processes, ensuring robust solutions across the engineering function.
  • Providing technical guidance to project leaders, assisting in planning of engineering and design specifications.
  • Overseeing engineering activities to provide real time guidance and quality assurance of delivery.
  • Partnering with technical experts from other functions to ensure robust system integration consistent with product specifications.
  • Undertaking evaluation and/or due diligence investigations on potential new technologies or product opportunities.
  • Resolving complex technical challenges and providing technical direction and expertise to projects.
  • Leading investigations into product failures and understanding the interdependencies of complex systems.
  • Driving development and implementation of new technologies/processes.
  • Identifying manufacturing process requirements to enable efficient design for manufacture.
  • Leading and delivering research projects that enable business growth including identification of Intellectual Property.



  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or transferable subject with significant industrial experience.
  • Experience in developing medical devices to the requirements of the applicable standards and regulations.
  • Experience developing technology concepts into products and delivering those products to market.
  • Experience of structured design methods utilising calculative techniques to simulate component and system performance.
  • Experience in a lead role within a team, demonstrating the ability to provide direction on aspects of GxP, Quality Management and H&S.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with mobile phone application, embedded and PC software design and development.
  • Experience incorporating biodegradable/sustainable materials and manufacturing methods into product design.
  • Experience in electronic/software image interpretation.
  • Experience in statistical modelling techniques.
  • Experience with Six Sigma techniques.


  • 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Company pension scheme including employer contribution.
  • Private medical insurance package with additional medical cash plan scheme.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Company supported employee health & wellbeing program.
  • Free parking including electrical car charging points and disabled parking facilities.
  • Beautiful parkland setting with excellent transport links to Cambridge, Milton Keynes and London.


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