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Lead Engineering Manager - Automation

Job Description

Job Description

Accountable for Automation Engineering delivery across a multi-site automated estate. Accountable for exceptional service and site standards, leading a team of up to 5 Maintenance Managers. Providing a safe and legal Estate and ensuring the productive performance of Automation Equipment, Maintenance and Engineering colleagues.

You will be responsible for

Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence and have these specific risk responsibilities:

  • Lead and support the delivery of Automation Maintenance and reliability across Distribution and Fulfilment whilst developing and driving safety initiatives and campaigns that provide a functional, safe, and legal environment for colleagues and visitors.

  • Lead, engage and develop a diverse and inclusive team of up to 5 Engineering Managers/Multi-skilled Technicians, constantly raising the performance standards through regular 1-2-1s, development/coaching, and performance related conversations.

  • Take responsibility for personal development and teams' development.

  • Consistently review the workload and capacity of my team to ensure prioritisation, efficiency, and business continuity.

  • Ensure the delivery of financial control through excellent analysis and judgement.

  • Delivery of headcount, overtime, parts, general repairs, capital and total budgets. Ensuring clarity on any forecast/budgetary changes.

  • Delivery of Critical Asset Availability through Daily Operational Review activity, by diagnosing, and recommending solutions to operational challenges, using specialist knowledge, operational expertise, and resources, where appropriate.

  • Develop and deliver planned maintenance programs and continuous improvement

  • Deliver automated projects, testing, commissioning, and assurance.

  • Responsible for lifecycle planning of existing automated sites forming immediate and long-term capital plans.

  • Delivering plans from 3 months to one year with impact felt at 6/12 months.

  • Delivering the company KPI`s and supporting improvement where they are not achieved.

  • Communicate and build effective relationships with stakeholders and colleagues with internal and external functions. Managing suppliers and contract performance reviews.

  • Lead Planet activities across the Automation Estate.

  • Continued maintenance of and improvement of business continuity/resilience plans.

  • Ensuring compliance in any audit activities.

    Key People and Teams I work with in and outside of Tesco:

  • Operational Leadership Teams

  • Procurement

  • Property Leadership

  • Tesco Senior Leadership

  • Contractors/Vendor Management

  • Operational Risk and People Safety

  • Energy and Engineering Teams

  • Distribution and Automation Leadership Team

  • Tesco Technology Teams

  • Audit/Compliance Teams

  • DC/Fulfillment Transformation Teams

    People, Budgets and other Resources I am accountable for:

  • 5 Maintenance Managers

  • 150 Multi Skilled Automation Technicians

  • Total budget circa £13 million

  • £10 million Revenue/£3 million capital

Candidate Description

  • Communication and stakeholder management.

  • Influencing and negotiation.

  • Change Management.

  • Leading a large and diverse remote team.

  • Analysis of complex data to come to timely decisions.

  • Building internal and external networks.

  • Risk management and strategic thinking.

  • Commercial and Business acumen.

  • Delivering Financial Budgets.

  • Service Delivery on a similar scale.

  • Significant Project Management experience.

  • Integrating new technologies.

    Experience relevant for this role:

  • Remote leadership of Technical Management teams.

  • Automated Operations 24/7 Maintenance environment.

  • Significant Engineering Automated Logistics Warehouse experience.

  • People leadership and development.

  • Managing Senior Stakeholders.

  • Incident Management of significant operational impacts and short/long term resolutions.

  • Demonstratable experience of implementation of new techniques and innovation.

  • Engineering degree (Controls/Systems /Electrical Engineering) or relevant experience in controls automation experience as a senior engineering lead.

  • Safety Qualification.

Employer Description

At Tesco Maintenance, it's our people that make us one of the leading retail maintenance providers in the UK. We operate in over 3,500 Tesco and One Stop stores, distribution centres, Tesco banks and head offices, to deliver first class maintenance and engineering solutions and support.

With our comprehensive induction and our technical competency plan, we invest in training for our field colleagues to have the right level of skills and expertise for each role to work safely and provide first-rate asset management across our estate. We create a culture where every colleague is competent, motivated and professional, maximising the level of support we offer to Tesco stores.

From multi-skilled, to technically-savvy technicians, we've got it covered. Our Operations and Maintenance Managers span the entirety of the UK; technically-minded individuals who support our field engineers to get the job done. Our Engineering team work to introduce a broad spectrum of award-winning new technological initiatives; from compliance testing to refrigeration, security to sustainability.

Everything we do in Tesco Maintenance is focused on supporting continuous improvement to the overall shopping experience for our customers.