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Centrica • United Kingdom

Director of Engineering & Product

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

An opportunity to play your part: For success in this role, the you will take ownership devising specific marketing plans and actions for certain product(s) or product line(s) to establish a distinctive presence in the competitive landscape. This role involves formulating business plans and strategically positioning products in the market. The individual will be tasked with overseeing market research, monitoring competitor activities, and identifying customer needs. You will be responsible for determining pricing strategies.

Location: UK (talk to us about flexible working)

The day to day:

  • Head a multidisciplinary team of Engineers, including Heads of Engineering and seasoned engineers as direct reports.
  • Formulate and implement strategies for business or department to fuel our growth.
  • Work in tandem with product, design, data, user research, and marketing teams to discover and validate new opportunities for enhancing our products and platforms.
  • Address the requirements of both B2B and B2C customers.
  • Adopt an experimentation-centric and data-driven approach that emphasizes swift iteration.
  • Guide planning processes and roadmap prioritisation, ensuring alignment within the team and with broader business goals and objectives.
  • You are driven and capable of accelerating the career growth of your direct reports.
  • Transform best practices into a mature, enterprise-class service delivery model that is accessible to the business.
  • You have experience leading Engineering organizations of 30-50 individuals, including managing several Engineering Managers and Senior Engineering Managers.
  • You have a five-year track record of successfully launching products and platforms in a consumer tech company. Experience in a B2C product environment is preferred.
  • You can communicate effectively and persuasively to a diverse range of audiences in a structured manner.
  • You are adept at systematically breaking down and solving complex problems.
  • You have strong examples of using data to inform your thinking, can identify key metrics and their drivers, and evaluate the success of your work.
  • You make sound decisions in complex situations where there is often no “right answer”.
  • You build diverse leadership teams around you, fostering constructive challenge and innovation.
  • You prioritize high-value work, both for the product and your own time.
  • You have experience in talent development and culture building. You can quickly build trust and enable your teams to perform at a high level.

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive salary plus bonus potential.
  • Company Car Allowance
  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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