Head of Design Engineering

Posted 07 December 2022
Salary £55000 - £65000 per annum + +20% bonus +Full Healthcare +benefits
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameHugh Nugent

Job description

Head of Design Engineering

Head of Design Engineering - Role is a succession plan to Design Engineering Director

£55,000 - £65,000 + 20% bonus + Full Healthcare + other benefits

Location: Omagh - Ballygawley / Monaghan / Enniskillen / Tyrone / Derry / Armagh areas

Full time permanent role


Our client is an established local successful heavy metal engineering company who is part of a much larger international group that currently have investment and development plans with the view of expanding and increasing output to 200% by the end of next year. The company offer the full 360 from concept, design for manufacture, right through making the products and commissioning them on clients site. This Head of Design Engineering position is a strategic leadership one that is over the Design Manager and team, as well as a R&D Manager and their small team. The role is strategically looking at the current status quo, then planning and actioning to take the company through new group processes / systems, to where they want to be; with their short, medium and long term objectives.

Essential criteria for this role of Head of Design Engineering:

  • A minimum of 4 years' experience people management / people directing experience with Mechanical Design Engineering or Project Design teams
  • A minimum of 10 years related engineering experience, ideally within a heavier metal industry - mainly from a Design / Development perspective
  • A strategic approach and the ability to present such at a senior level
  • A relevant 3rd level qualification in an engineering related subject
  • Strong communication and people skills

If this role is of interest; or if you have a relatable skillset that might match other similar vacancies; then please send an updated CV via the link on the page, or get in touch with Hugh Nugent to discuss in absolute confidence

Hugh has 11+ years' experience specifically in Engineering / Manufacturing Recruitment and specialises across Senior Executive Placements, Design/Development and Quality Engineering roles throughout Ireland.


This role would be particularly suitable for those from the Omagh, Ballygawley, Tyrone, Dungannon, Armagh, Fermanagh, Strabane, Derry, Londonderry, Monaghan, Donegal areas.