Head of Contracts – Engineering

The Company
Starfrost design, manufacture, install and service industrial freezing and chilling systems for the global food processing industry. Since 1984, we have delivered over 600 equipment installations to customers across more than 55 countries. Our focus is high performance, reliability and innovation.

We are currently recruiting for a senior role within the business, for someone to grow with our business and become part of a great team working to deliver first-class, quality engineered equipment to our global customer base.

The Team
Leading the Projects, Commissioning & Design Teams to ensure timely and efficient delivery of engineered equipment projects to meet agreed customer scope.

The Role
Leading the planning, management and delivery of engineered contracts (custom engineered equipment) from sales handover to customer sign-off including technical assurance over mechanical and electrical design standards. Effective leadership of a multi-discipline team to promote effective communication and cooperation within a strong team culture. The role is challenging, suiting someone who is highly motivated and organised with strong communication skills.

Key Duties
The key duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee project execution activities for new equipment projects, engineered spares orders and related customer site service works
  • Support resolution of technical and delivery issues, dealing with escalated customer issues to ensure strong customer relationships
  • Manage resource demands and develop capability through coaching and mentoring across teams
  • Support and develop a skilled and motivated commissioning team
  • Effective management of engineering standards and supporting technical developments
  • Liaise with sales and production teams on design development and embed continuous improvement ethos across all equipment design
  • Ensure best practice and compliance with safety and quality standards
  • Identify and implement improvements in project execution processes

The Candidate:
The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in leadership of industrial engineering / technical functions, demonstration of managing engineering standards and supporting technical developments
  • Proven track record of delivering a portfolio of engineered projects on time and within budget
  • Experience in the Capital Equipment Projects life cycle and a strong understanding of delivering engineered projects into critical environments/production facilities
  • A demonstrated knowledge of working within a customer-centric environment, engaging with clients and their engineering teams throughout project delivery
  • Strong engineering focus
  • Experience of team leadership and development
  • Solution-oriented, strong problem-solving skills and focus on continuous improvement
  • Qualifications: Engineering degree (mechanical/electrical) or equivalent qualification with significant demonstrable experience. Desirable: Business management qualifications

Project Manager – site based

Working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for the effective coordination and delivery of project site activities, acting as site based customer point of contact and liaising with subcontractors and suppliers to deliver projects on time and budget. The role is challenging and fast paced, suiting someone who is highly motivated and organised with strong communication skills.

The role will be predominantly site based, covering sites across the UK to support current projects with occasional time to be spent in the office (Lowestoft).

The key duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organise, plan and manage site projects to schedule and within budget targets
  • Coordinate site activities with commissioning, technical and site staff
  • Manage subcontractor and Starfrost resources on site effectively – identify and resolve shortfalls efficiently;
  • Prompt identification/resolution of deviations from plan and effective reporting to wider Projects team
  • Ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and technical standards on site, including site based install teams (subcontractors)
  • Maintain regular contact with customer throughout project as Starfrost site based point of contact
  • Manage complex sites and diverse range of activities
    Ensure best practice and compliance of safety and quality standards
    Identify scope for product, process or operational improvement opportunities

 

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in a project/site management role, working on large industrial engineering projects
  • Experience of supervising subcontractors and team members
  • Experience of engaging with multiple stakeholders, working closely with suppliers, subcontractors and internal departments
  • Excellent technical and communication skills along with the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Good organisational skills are vital as the role involves managing our service to multiple customers
  • High standards and a commitment to quality in all areas of the role;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and demands on resources

 

Starfrost design, manufacture, install and service industrial freezing and chilling systems for the global food processing industry. Since 1984, we have delivered over 600 equipment installations to customers across more than 55 countries. Our focus is high performance, reliability and innovation.

We are looking for someone to grow with our business and become part of a great team working to deliver first class, quality engineered equipment to our global customer base.

Head of Projects

The Role

Leading the Projects team, you will be responsible for projects from handover to project completion, liaising with multiple departments, together with subcontractors and suppliers to deliver projects on time and budget. The role is challenging, suiting someone who is highly motivated and organised with strong communication skills.

The role will require time to be spent in the office (Lowestoft) with visits to sites across the UK to support current projects.

 

Key Duties

The key duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Overall budget control for projects to ensure cost visibility
  • Manage Project Engineering team to deliver projects to schedule and within budget targets
  • Oversee coordination of site resources in line with project plans
  • Ensure effective communication with subcontractors and suppliers for team to deliver successful, timely contractual start up
  • Working with Sales team to identify and resolve any lead time/cost increase challenges impacting projects
  • Liaising with production department to ensure smooth operations and processes
  • Manage coordination of all site based deliveries, shipments and hire equipment
  • Ensure best practice and compliance of safety and quality standards
  • Act as the Starfrost Projects point of contact
    Identify scope for product, process or operational improvement opportunities

The Candidate

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in a project management role, ideally within a similar type industry
  • Experience of engaging with multiple stakeholders through to successful project delivery and managing practical working/project programmes & managing budgets
  • A demonstrated knowledge of working within a customer centric environment
  • Experience of team leadership and development
  • A methodical approach to organisation and problem solving
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and demands on resources

The Company
Starfrost design, manufacture, install and service industrial freezing and chilling systems for the global food processing industry. Since 1984, we have delivered over 600 equipment installations to customers across more than 55 countries. Our focus is high performance, reliability and innovation.

We are looking for someone to grow with our business and become part of a great team working to deliver first class, quality engineered equipment to our global customer base.