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Engineering Team Manager

Erith, UK

About us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role

We are currently looking for experienced Engineering Team Manager to be part of Ocado history, joining us at our newest operational Customer Fulfilment Centre in Erith, Kent. You will be leading a team of Engineers, Technicians and Maintenance Technicians, driving their success by assessing their capabilities, identifying development opportunities and motivating them on a daily basis. You will play an instrumental part in the day-to-day allocation of workload and be involved in any disciplinary issues.

As an Engineering Team Manager, you need to be able to lead from the front, driving pace, accuracy and standards across all aspects of the CFC. As part of this you will need to be a competent and experienced Engineer in your own right, either mechanically or electrically, although you must be familiar and competent with both streams of engineering to enable decision making.

You will work a shift pattern to support our 24/7 operation, consisting of 12 hour shifts across days, nights and weekends. 

About you

You are a passionate leader who is looking to take the next step in growing your career. You will have experience in leading a team of Engineers within an automated FMCG environment, as well as being comfortable making critical decisions in a fast-paced role. Your technical ability relating to automation hardware and software will be second to none.

You have a comprehensive understanding of production, picking and storage MHE systems.

You are computer literate and have experience working with computerised maintenance management systems. You are also keen to learn new skills and take a creative approach to problem-solving. Health and safety is a top priority for you, and you are able to work safely at height. 

Ideally you have an Engineering HNC, or equivalent relevant Degree coupled with any of the following; relevant applied learning, Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, Electrical and/or mechanical skills preferably gained in an FMCG background to at least NVQ 3. 

What do I get in return?

Private healthcare; Car salary sacrifice and Cycle to Work schemes ; A range of amazing benefits, including Free Shares and Life Assurance; 15% off your shopping ; Company shop offering discounts of up to 70% on groceries from leading brands and major retailers; Exclusive travel, retail and leisure discounts nationwide ; 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) ; Enhanced Pension scheme, matching employee contributions up to 7% of salary; Employee Assistance Programme


About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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