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Engineering Team Leader

Aerospace & Defence
Job Type:
Competitive Rate



Engineering Team Lead








Competitive Rate


Are you a seasoned Engineer ready to elevate your career? An exciting opportunity awaits you with a leading defence company! We are hiring an Engineering Team Lead to provide effective design solutions to our Defence Diving portfolio across the complete engineering lifecycle, from design development to end of life.


In this role you will manage and lead your team to ensure the delivery of first-class engineering solutions. This is an exciting opportunity in a growing dynamic organisation.


What you’ll be doing


  • Lead an engineering team, delivering to the strategy, governance framework, systems, processes, and other regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership and engineering design input across the engineering lifecycle on the associated product line and being accountable for the technical approvals conducted within their teams.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of technical files and product designs to ensure compliance with the latest standards, rules, and regulations.
  • Manage and support system safety reviews and the safe design, validation and certification of our products, technical risk registers and create mitigation plans and ensuring team complies with company safety policy’s.
  • Liaise with internal departments such as sales, supply chain, production, HSEQS, Bids to ensure the appropriate technical solution/specifications are provided and reviewed.
  • Management of team on performance, development/mentoring, resourcing accordingly to meet business needs, recruiting, on boarding, completing appraisals, allocation/delegation of work, compliance to internal and external standard & regulations as well as day to day management such as approval of holidays, sickness leave and time reporting.
  • Close liaison with counterpart Engineering Team Leads to instil best practice across engineering and to support resource sharing where necessary and drive continuous improvements.


What we’re looking for


  • Natural problem solver
  • Ability to adapt to changing scope of client
  • Flexible for travel to local or overseas sites if required
  • Methodical and thorough whilst generating and checking documentation
  • Delivery focused, able to produce results in challenging technical environments
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop talent, allowing them to shine independently.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills


  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline or relevant industry experience
  • Post-graduate or professional qualification, e.g., chartered engineer status (desirable)
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management system for generating and storage of engineering packages
  • Experience in product design and/or design integration of engineering systems.
  • Sound knowledge of general engineering principles
  • Experienced in leading and working in teams of varied disciplines
  • Familiar with international Quality and Safety standards (ISO 9001, 45001 etc.)
  • Familiar with working to marine/defence standards and Classification Society rules (LR, DNV, DEFSTAN etc.)




We offer a number of fantastic benefits including Group Personal Pension Scheme, life assurance, private medical insurance, hybrid working and half-day Fridays every week!


Ready for the challenge? Apply now and be part of our journey! 



Company information

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for [role] looking for new employment.

As part of putting people first, we strive to be an equal opportunities employer and we are always looking to increase the diversity of our workforce, working closely with our clients to ensure everyone is included.

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