Status: Closed

Job Title:   European Engineering Manager

Client:  A leading scientific instruments business

Salary:  £to £65,000 plus pension & phi (relocation assistance available)

Location: M8 corridor, Scotland

Job Purpose: Have overall responsibility for New Product Development for the European Group. To provide management and leadership for the delivery of a comprehensive, innovative and technology led NPD and R&D function.

Have primary responsibility for all aspects of NPD, initally for two of the Group's brands.  Ensuring that design and support efforts result in products that are cost effective, manufacturable and conform to relevant global standards.

Stimulate and develop creative thought and action to ensure our client continues to push back the barriers in creative excellence.

Work closely with the 'technical experts' within the brands to support Group engineering function in terms of market and product knowledge.


Technologies involved: In the initial two brands - analytical instruments using Fluorescence/UV/Vis Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy techniques.   Technologies employed by the other businesses include Metrology, Regrigeration, Lasers and various other specialist areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Technology Leadership
  • New Product Development
  • Reporting

Key Measures of success:

  • Building a strong Engineering Team
  • Enhance the client product portfolio with new and innovative products
  • Successful project delivery to time and budget

Candidate Profile:

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Science or Engineering discipline
  • Post Graduate qualification would be an advantage
  • Experience of successfully delivering product innovation in the scientific instruments sector.
  • Direct experience of Mass Spectroscopy would be an advantage but is not essential


Functional - Professional / Technical Excellence; Innovation; Project Management

Interpersonal - Collaboration & Teamwork; Information Sharing; Communication

Business - Global Perspective; Commercial Awareness

Leadership - Accountable for Results; Influencing & Energising Others

If you would like to discuss your experience with us in more detail, please call Elaine Rippon of Oakleigh Resourcing on 01477 534491.  To apply for this position, email your CV plus current salary details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.