Technical Director

We are looking to recruit a Technical Director who will lead our engineering department. This is a key role within the company to manage and oversee all operations and aspects of the Engineering department.

Star Platforms is one of the fastest-growing powered access hire companies in the UK. Our Head Office is in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, and we currently have seven depots across the company – North-West, Kent, Luton, Reading, Midlands, Anglia, and South-West.

We are looking to recruit a Technical Director who will lead our engineering department. This is a key role within the company to manage and oversee all operations and aspects of the Engineering department.

You should have a strong engineering background, and leadership, communication, strategic thinking, and project management skills.

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Manage and monitor all engineering department operations.
  • Establish strategies that aim to improve overall business success.
  • Develop and implement a long-term vision of the engineering department and set goals for the team, including developing a suite of KPI’s.
  • Lead, motivate, inspire, and guide the engineering team to achieve high performance.
  • Plan, organise, manage, and supervise engineering projects to ensure they are completed on time and within budget.
  • Recruitment/performance management of team members.
  • Ensure Star Platforms customers receive the absolute best & most reliable equipment in the UK powered access rental marketplace.

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • 5+ years of working experience working in a senior management position within a plant hire or construction environment, or other relevant industry.
  • Experience of managing a department across a multi-site organisation
  • In-depth knowledge/understanding of engineering practices and processes.
  • Outstanding leadership and motivation skills.
  • A proven background in engineering with an understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • Good problem-solving/contingency planning skills with the ability to find quick, innovative, and practical solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to adapt your style to suit different audiences.
  • Excellent consultancy, communication, delegation, and relationship management skills.
  • Project management skills

The person is ideally located in the centre of the country to be able to travel to all depots when required.

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