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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Lead Engineer / Technical Authority

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Job Description:

You will work alongside the Project Leaders who are accountable for the delivery of the project. As the Technical Authority you will be accountable for the engineering and it falls to you to devise and execute the strategy for ensuring that new products are correctly and comprehensively engineered.

What you will be doing…

  • Providing direction and oversight of engineering projects, from planning and executing to vetting and selecting suppliers
  • Supporting and growing engineering expertise and capability of the department by becoming an expert in your technical field, and propel new initiatives or ideas from your constant research
  • Driving innovation and generate intellectual property in technology areas relevant to Ocado
  • Balancing multiple technical projects in the product portfolio as business priorities shift
  • Presenting to project teams, management and board level; real data culminating in technical decisions and recommendations to enable commercial decisions.
  • Reviewing technical proposals and publications in order to make recommendations on how to proceed
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders both technical and non-technical to ensure they have sufficient levels of knowledge in critical technical fields to enable then to be comfortable in making commercial decisions
  • Support Product Managers with capital expenditure requests by providing them with technical information

Typical Projects

  • You will work on projects and products associated with a complex grid like structure and you will be the technical expert in a particular engineering discipline
  • You will also be expected to provide guidance on all matters of a technical nature to the project team
  • You will draw on the support of the team and your supplier base to supplement your technical knowledge gaps
  • Projects vary in scale from small proof of concept studies and individual work packages to full end to end technical authority for a new product development

What we are looking for…

  • A strong technical background with a proven track record in complex problem solving and technology evaluation
  • A skilled technical expert and you aspire to be a multi-skilled technical expert
  • An effective communicator to technical, non-technical and senior management audiences
  • Able to provide clear and concise updates on results and progress
  • Passionate about for investigating and solving problems
  • Driven to get into the detail
  • Able to identify key facts and select the right data from a variety of sources
  • Rationalise challenging problem sets into project tasks
  • Able to define and deliver work package content to stage gated programmes
  • Able to define technical resource requirements to deliver work packages
  • An effective stakeholder and customer manager
  • Willing to travel both in the UK and abroad to attend meetings and conference
  • A relevant engineering degree, physics or science degree - preferably MEng, MSc or PhD qualified
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    No

  • Industry Sector Other

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