Virtual Engineering Manager

Posted 3 months ago


Job Description and Person Specification


Job Title: Virtual Engineering Manager

Business/Function: HSSMI

Job Holder: Engineering Director Midlands Location: Birmingham
Reports to: Hosein Torabmostaedi Other Relevant Information:


Salary: £43.1k-£53.4k Post Posted-Closing Date:

15th October 2018 – asap


1.    Job Purpose


·         Leading and developing an effective team of engineers, technical leads, technical specialists and interns to deliver leading research and services in the given work theme.

·         Responsibility for delivering of a portfolio of industry led projects and programs

·         Taking responsibility for the financial sustainability of the team

·         Represent HSSMI with external partners and organisation

·         Working with the executive team to ensure a high standard of project integrity and quality.


2.     Principal Accountabilities       




·         Develop and implement a technology strategy for the team E
·         Manage the team’s budget E
·         Generate income from research projects to ensure financial sustainability of the team E
·         Ensure the high-quality delivery of your team’s projects – both research and commercial E
·         Line manage a team of engineers E
·         Develop the team’s capabilities E
·         Working with HSSMI’s clients and stakeholders to define requirements on projects E
·         Keeping up to date and delivering projects and assigned tasks to budget, quality and time; E
·         leading customer workshops and develop new concept studies; E
·         Lead the development of research proposals, contributing to consortium building E
·         Confidently present new ideas and concepts to stakeholders or to the wider public; E
·         The company may require you to work also at our customers’ premises E




3. Job Context
·         Managers have the role of developing strong teams to deliver HSSMI’s vision and mission

·         Managers develop their team to achieve personal and professional excellence

·         Managers ensure that the team’s long-term financial and technical expertise is sustainable

·         Managers are entrepreneurial engineers, excited by leading others and interested in manufacturing innovation, technology and new process development.

·         Together with their team and the Executive team, managers lead the development of the technological strategy of the given work theme


4. Knowledge & Experience

(Knowledge & experience needed for satisfactory performance of the job)

·         Experience in line managing a team of engineers E
·         Confident in planning and delegate work to a team of engineers E
·         Financial acumen and experience in managing budgets E
·         Industrial experience in a high-volume manufacturing D
·         Knowledge of productivity and process planning; E
·         A flexible approach to cope with frequent change and used to work under pressure E
·         A high level of motivation, initiative and creativity E
·         Good written and spoken English and technical report writing capability E
·         Ability to present concepts to a wide audience E
5. Technical knowledge and expertise

(Relevant to the Virtual Engineering role)

·         Familiarity with creating and managing MBOM, Bill of Processes in DELMIA, Teamcenter, and Autodesk

·         Familiarity with Digital Process Planning, cell/Line Simulation, factory design and ergonomics analysis

·         Ability to identify system and process challenges, and develop solutions accordingly

·         Ability to define, document and communicate best practice methodologies

·         Ability to provide written and verbal status reports, system metrics, etc.

·         Ability to build, simulate, and optimize all processes including inbound, order fulfilment, to outbound processes and deliveries using FlexSim, Witness, Demo 3D, AnyLogic or any other simulation software packages.

·         Ability to optimize facility layouts; analyse process and facility throughput capacities, bottlenecks and buffer sizes using process modeling.

·         Familiarity with gaming engines and their applications in digital/virtual twin development

·         Familiarity with Building information modelling, and Virtual and augmented reality

·         Ability to analyse material flow from the network of external and 3PL warehouses to manufacturing facilities optimizing for space, cost, and service levels.

·         Ability to evaluate alternate and emerging warehouse and distribution technologies to reduce total cost-to-serve, included data-driven proposals, justification, acquisition and implementation.

·         Ability to manage multiple intelligent simulation and advanced visualisation projects and tasks simultaneously and effectively influence, negotiate, and communicate with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors.

·         Familiarity with research and commercial project delivery according to project schedules and quality

·         Ability to provide technical leadership for large-scale industrial engineering projects using MS Excel, AutoCAD, and MS Projects.














































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