Site Engineering Manager

Posted 03 May 2024
Salary Competitive
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Engineering / Maintenance
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameSamantha Calvey
Expiry date 03 July 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?

We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.

Here in Consett, we have a team of around 280 colleagues. We produce a range of chilled ready meals for some of the UK's leading retailers, including Co-op, Sainsbury's and Weight Watchers.


What You’ll Be Doing

Are you an experienced engineering site lead with strong people management and leadership skills? Are you looking for a new challenge in the food industry?

We are looking for a Site Engineering Manager to join our Senior Leadership Team, reporting into the General Manager, and lead our engineering team at Consett. Your team will include a Maintenance Manager, Facilities Engineers, Shift Engineers and apprentices.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing leadership and direction to the engineering team to create a culture which ensures that people are kept safe, engaged, focused, developed and delivering to their potential while providing reliable manufacturing processes that comply with Food Safety and Health and Safety Standards
  • Establishing structures, processes and procedures which will deliver legislative compliance for the site and consistency in ways of working across all areas and verify their implementation and compliance using periodic audits
  • Continuously develop and improve the site asset base through effective planning for and financial justification of the capital projects necessary to design, construct and install manufacturing processes which improve efficiency and maintain compliance standards
  • Proactively contribute to product development opportunities by applying and sourcing the best available technology and automation to create efficient and sustainable manufacturing process which will enhance our market position
  • Creating and deploying a site engineering strategy, aligned to the Group Greencore Engineering Excellence Vision which supports the site’s strategic goals and is compliant with all company and legislative standards
  • Contributing to the site Leadership team as a functional expert and to the Engineering Leadership Team and engineering forums to ensure engineering solutions support delivery of the business plans

What We’re Looking For

As a Site Engineering Lead, you will be able to share your knowledge of engineering compliance and best practice with the engineering, and wider, team of Consett. You will be a strong manager who can grow and develop teams around them. You will also have:

  • Relevant degree (e.g., BEng or equivalent)
  • Registered with a professional body governed by the Engineering Council
  • Sound knowledge of behavioural safety at a site level
  • Knowledge of World Class Manufacturing and Best Practice Maintenance
  • Legionella L8 and HACCP awareness
  • Experience of creating a Lean enterprise culture
  • Able to set, manage and optimise maintenance budgets
  • Experienced in the use and operation of CMMS
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Project Management, ideally with some project management certification
  • Experience coaching and mentoring developing engineers and apprentices
  • Reliability Management expertise (FMECA, RCM, Tribology, CBM, TPM etc)

We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity.


What You'll Get in Return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.