Engineering Manager, Sandbach


Engineering Manager, Sandbach

Engineering Manager

£45-50,000 plus benefits including vehicle, discretionary bonus, pension

Sandbach, Cheshire

Our client is a large and very successful company involved in the production and supply of a diverse range of high quality sand and related products for a variety of sectors throughout the UK. The business has a strong brand and due to a mix of forthcoming retirement and continued expansion, the Directors now wish to recruit a capable and experienced Engineering Manager to head up the engineering function.

Some of the technical duties and experiences required for success include:

  • Operational management level experience within a mineral extraction / aggregate / processing / quarrying / water management environments
  • Engineering Manager/ Operations Manager/ Senior Production Manager experience
  • Heavy engineering experience ideally with water transfer experience
  • Capital project delivery and management experience
  • Technical specification development
  • Contractor management experience
  • Procurement experience – adept at establishing relationships with service partners
  • Preventative maintenance systems experience
  • Experienced at maintaining new & old plant/infrastructure within tight budgets
  • Electrical & mechanical experience
  • Operational experience of cross functional teams covering different sites and business lines


Key personal traits for success include the following:

  • A hands on approach to leading and driving a team of fitters and electricians
  • Ability to manage relationships with key contacts, both in the business (including departmental heads and the Board) and external providers and stakeholders
  • Well developed communications and coaching skills
  • Highly self motivated
  • Dynamic and assertive personality
  • Attention to detail
  • Team oriented
  • Service delivery & customer focused
  • Influencer and leader
  • An adept relationship builder, who can communicate with clarity and assertiveness whilst building positive relationships with peers, engineering team & suppliers
  • Continuous improvement mentality
  • Desire to join a successful business environment


In order to be considered for this role, you will need to possess a qualification in mechanical/electrical engineering or a related discipline and be able to demonstrate proven success to date in leading an engineering team which has overseen the full maintenance and refit/refurbishment and capital expansion programmes, preferably but not exclusively within a quarrying/mining or similar business.


This is an excellent opportunity to add real value to the company’s engineering resource over the coming years and assist in delivering their ambitious plans for future growth. It is likely to suit either an experienced Engineering Manager having operated in a similar environment or alternatively, an up and coming engineering professional looking for the next step up on the career ladder.