Engineering Manager - Manufacturing

3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Employment type
Full time
Competitive Salary

Engineering Manager (Manufacturing)



Are you an Engineering Manager from a Manufacturing background, looking for an exciting role in which you will be creating & developing the very latest Engineering Excellence processes, and shape the newly formed Engineering function for a cutting edge CNC Manufacturing company with a vision of making an autonomous manufacturing Group?

On offer is the opportunity to play a key part in this company's fast paced scaling and growth to become a market leading manufacturing solution in a world class facility This is an unrivalled opportunity where you will lay the basis for enabling the company to develop its strategy by implementing industry leading Engineering management processes.

The role would suit an Engineering Manager from a Manufacturing CI background, looking to build your own engineering systems for process improvement, helping us to achieve our goal of creating the perfect manufacturing solution as a global company.

You will be given all the necessary support and resources to enable you to perform your role to the highest standard.

Please note this position will require travel to customer sites and occasionally to our London office.

Who are CloudNC?

CloudNC is a dynamic manufacturing company. We utilise innovative processes with 'state of the art' manufacturing techniques including AI on the latest equipment to deliver cost effective, superior tooling and component solutions for the metallic components industry.

We support high profile customers across a variety of sectors, including automotive, aerospace, defence, motorsport and commercial industry.

We work to engineer, manufacture, and develop the innovations that will enable us to produce the highest quality metallic components to customer requirement, whilst reducing lead times and cost.

Located in London & Chelmsford, we're pioneers in revolutionising the manufacturing industry. Combining technology and manufacturing; we’re building the world’s most intelligent factory, powered by ground breaking technology.

What's it like to work together?

We're an ambitious company, building a fast paced factory to give our customers the best experience, so this means our production teams are onsite in our Chelmsford factory. We operate a continuous improvement environment whereby we reflect on what we're doing and why and challenge our previous ideas and experiences within manufacturing. We're a progressive team in our factory who help one another and recognise other teams that unblock us and/or support the other to move fast and maintain excellent quality for our customers. Our software engineers are often onsite to collaborate and understand your experiences, requirements, challenges and specialist knowledge.

We have 80+ people, so we're still learning and building different things from the ground up organisationally, technically and operationally. However, we're experienced enough to have structures and robust processes to support greater efficiency, collaboration and success! There is always opportunity to shape the company with your thoughts and feedback whether it's through our All Hands questions/polls, 'Ask Me Anything' time, Peakon platform, open door time, focus groups or our inclusion and diversity network. Our onboarding scores are 9+/10 and you'll have a dedicated buddy to connect and share your experiences together, and the People Team are fully dedicated to ensure you're able to hit the ground running.

Our Values

We discussed what motivates teams, what great leadership looks like, and why someone would join us, in an inclusion and diversity workshop with many of our teams. We also discussed our culture at length as a leadership team. We decided our values should be simple but effective at representing what it's like at CloudNC, what gets you recognised and enables you to succeed.

Care about our mission, our work and each other

Share our learning, experience, reasoning and feedback to grow together

Strive to learn more, growing individually to achieve more collectively

Deliver by collaboration, commitment and continuous improvement

The CloudNC Manufacturing Team

The manufacturing team at CloudNC are masters of our machines. Many of our team have Formula 1, aerospace, automotive a medical background or a mix of several industries.

They're broad in experience and responsibilities, meaning they can produce estimates, run machines and provide machine strategies to support our customers and business needs. This means they have full accountability of a part's journey from quoting to the finished component. Often you'll see them working together to reduce cycle times and optimise manufacturing processes to make parts that delight our customers.

They advise on design for manufacture to support our customers with critical projects. They enjoy collaborating with our software engineers to support our development and progression of our world-first software for autonomous machines. This includes advancement in fixture and tooling techniques.

The team are flexible and they've embraced the fast-moving, changing nature of being part of a start-up. Never losing sight of our mission, the team have taken on the challenge to support CloudNC in building it's first fully autonomous factory.

What you'll be doing...

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, as the Engineering Manager you will develop and implement the engineering systems strategy and be the focal point for the business on Estimating, NPI (New [customer] product introduction). You will lead the Engineering function to include both the Manufacturing and Production Engineers to support the business needs.

Key Responsibilities...

-To drive DFM (design for Manufacture) activity as a customer value proposition externally and factory efficiency internally

-Encouraging the use of commercial judgement which is as important as Engineering Excellence in all decision making

-Working closely with Quality, Finance and the Manufacturing team to lead the 'post manufacturing reviews' to ensure that a structured process improvement culture prevails

-The technical management of the Estimating function ensuring that bid reviews are consistently used to balance 'risk, method and pricing' enabling the business to steer a course that allows it to remain both profitable and competitive through the use of best manufacturing methodologies.

-Ensuring that plant maintenance best practice is adopted across the business to ensure maximum 'spindle up time' is available to the Manufacturing team

-The implementation and promotion of a continuous improvement culture throughout the business

-Working closely with the technology team to develop automated processes wherever practically possible to streamline business practices


-Estimation accuracy

-Prove out to target

-Machine spindle up time (availability)

-Routing accuracy

-CI benefit (6x ME cost)

-Estimates OTIF

We're a match if you have / are.......

An experienced advocate of process driven Engineering excellence ideally within a CNC manufacturing environment including change management.

Good people management skills are essential to take a talented but inexperienced team on a rapid scaling journey

Exposure to a 'Develop on site' and 'sub contract at scale' environment would be advantageous

Strong experience working with budgets, CAPEX, staff training and appraisals

A good craft apprenticeship would be desirable and ideally coupled with an Engineering Degree

Practical TPM experience (essential)

Good computer literacy skills (essential)

Ability to write concise and effective SOP's & written procedures.

The ability to read and understand complex Customer drawings, models and Customer Specifications is essential in order to deliver competent DFM advice to customers

Exposure to and experience of CAM & CNC manufacturing environments (highly desirable)

Previously been a member of a Senior Management Team, understands the dynamics of the team, functional departments and their interrelationships.

Confident customer facing experience (essential)

What you'll receive / benefit from;

Working in a state of the art manufacturing facility

Plenty of Engineering Projects to take charge of

Being part of a 'disruptive' company pushing for world class manufacturing standards

Competitive Salary

Company Stock Options

28 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

Private Healthcare (includes dental, personal health fund, travel insurance, subsidised gym, mental health care, counselling)


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Enhanced primary, secondary and adoption parental pay & leave (maternity/paternity)

Stocked Kitchen

Free Parking

Our factory is in a brand new building with an air conditioned factory floor

Company paid training and conference tickets

Team lunches, socials, innovation days and private events

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, valuing individuality and embracing all people. The success of CloudNC is a result of diversity of thought. We recognise this comes from people truly belonging. We encourage different perspectives and skills to collaborate towards our mission - disrupting the manufacturing industry. We celebrate diversity

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3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time