Engineering Manager

Job Description

Brierley Hill, West Midlands, UK

Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, in this role You will be responsible is to plan, direct, monitor and manage the Project Engineering service that includes New Product Development, Innovation and Project Management of new tools. Main tasks include setting work direction, ensuring Engineering principles and standards are maintained and incorporated, leadership of project development through PROLaunch and customer dictated systems APQP, approval of documents, ensuring accuracy of bill and routes, management of tooling and departmental budgets and utilizing Eaton tools/processes to continuously improve. Also, in this role, as a people Manager, You will ensure the team skills are constantly developed, with succession planned as the business needs.


Engineering Manager

Your key deliverables:

  • Utilize sound Engineering judgment to create, apply, document, approve and update Tooling feasibility cad and drawings, Engineering standards, FEA, DFMEA, PFMEA’s, Routings, Standard Work documents
  • Provide Quantified direction to the business to improve Safety, Quality, OTD, Productivity and tool utilization
  • Develop a team specific strategy which provides direction to the immediate business and is linked to Vehicle group strategy and plant goals
  • Establish new processes/product/[product designs to improve business performance and provide technical edge for this business
  • Limit the company’s exposure to Product Liability by ensuring sound Engineering practices to the necessary industry standards
  • Work within an Engineering organizational structure and develop local team competencies to fill succession pipeline
  • Manage a budget which allows the Engineering team to accomplish its responsibilities while also falling within profit plan expectations
  • Ensure performance appraisals are conducted and guide the professional development of all subordinates in accordance with APEX.  Additionally, evaluate and optimize skills sets for each employee
  • Develop close professional relationships with customers for developing new products, their requirements, major modifications of existing products, prototype qualification test requirements, and resolve product/tooling performance deficiencies
  • Maintain close liaison with Plant operations to ensure high-quality product integrity, flawless launch of new parts and continuous improvement through specific tools
  • Support profit planning efforts for the Plant and manage activity center budgets as needed throughout the follow-on period of performance and deliver profit plan forecast and other financial expectations.  Deliver new products on budget.
  • Responsible for coordinating Project Management through the use of PROLaunch and customer dictated processes such as APQP and driving project execution to ensure timings  and customer expectations are met
  • Lead daily engineering tier process and attend daily plant tier 3 meeting to ensure the operations have the right priorities short term to meet the business needs



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering; Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ equivalent experience with progressive levels of responsibility in manufacturing or engineering
  • A background of plastics in any mould tooling, metal to plastic conversion is required
  • A thorough understanding of financial practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • Strong leadership and people management expertise
  • Motivational and interpersonal skills




We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time