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Head of Engineering - Glasgow

Engineering
Ref: 949 Date Posted: Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Engineering at Peak HQ, Inchinnan. Reporting to the COO, you will be responsible for the successful Research, Design and Development of new products and technologies. Owning the Product and Technology Development Process (PDP) you will ensure all stakeholders are engaged and contributing towards the success of new products and technologies.

Additionally, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing team leads (9) including Research and Development, Design and Development, Test and Validation, Product Compliance and New Product Integration
  • Actively monitoring and driving the Product and Technology Roadmap through market awareness of applications and complementary market sectors
  • Financial and business accountability by ensuring all projects are on time and in budget
  • Making technical decisions and setting technical direction
  • Chairing and reviewing business project priority meetings with the COO and reporting updates to the Executive Board as required
  • Accountability for the Product Change Process ensuring changes are implemented with minimal disruption to the business and its remains fit for purpose
  • Protecting business continuity through multi source supply whilst retaining key compliance
  • Driving a culture of Continuous Improvement and Engineering Excellence especially with considering of IoT opportunities for reliability and faster innovation
  • Developing and mentoring the teams by sharing knowledge and best practice, modern ways of working.

You must have a proven track record in a similar role of leading and driving teams in a fast-paced Engineering environment (in a £100M+ company), with knowledge of engineering best practices including Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly and opportunities for engineering patents. Candidates should also have a degree in a relevant engineering discipline or sufficient experience.

You will have an understanding of the following:

  • Mechanical, pneumatical and electrical engineering principles
  • Validation Testing and End of Life Product Management
  • Structuring Research and Development projects and potential patents.
  • Future proofing products with product data collection and consideration of sustainability credentials.
  • Championing Continuous Improvement activities on product or process
  • Awareness of EN 61010, UL and ISTA certifications

At Peak we strive to attract individuals who will enjoy and align with our culture and values: to put customers first, be innovative, stay agile, always respectful, and show pride and passion. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re passionate about supporting our employees to reach their full potential and exceed our customers’ expectations.

Peak Scientific is a global leader in developing innovative gas generation solutions for analytical laboratories in a wide variety of industries including life sciences, biomedical, pharma, petrochemical and environmental. After over 20 years of sustained growth, Peak is well established as a dominant player in laboratory gas generation - a market which is estimated to be worth over £250m globally, and still growing. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 700 staff globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade.

We offer a competitive package and opportunities to develop within an expanding international company.  If you have what it takes to be part of Peak, click APPLY!

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