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Engineering Programme Manager

Birmingham, UK Req #868
24 April 2024

Package Description: 

Great benefits such as:                      

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more!


We are actively looking for an Engineering Programme Manager to join our engineering team. You will lead and inspire a team of project engineers to successfully deliver an array of innovative, exciting and complex initiatives ranging from modifications through to large scale capex projects.

You will have a strong emphasis on developing our internal talent to develop a world class engineering function.


What you will be doing:

  • Lead and inspire our team of project engineers to successfully implement our engineering programme in accordance with time, cost and the performance requirements of the business.
  • Empower and enable our project engineering team to deliver outstanding results to our customers and build quality solutions via a culture of coaching, mentoring and support.
  • Promote a safe working environment and ensure adherence to health and safety regulation.
  • Responsibility for the delivery of a programme of strategically significant projects.
  • Build, lead and coach a high-performing engineering team, including recruitment and development within the team. Create a collaborative and innovative work environment that fosters professional growth and engagement.
  • Review the programme of projects on a quarterly basis to ensure project prioritisation and resource allocation remains consistent with EMR’s business objectives.
  • Ensure that each project has the appropriate level of technically suitable resource allocated to it, using both internal and where required external resource.
  • Ensure regular review meetings are undertaken with each project team, at a frequency appropriate to the project.
  • Communicate development work delivered by the team to relevant stakeholders across EMR, building trusted and established relationships.

Use and develop EMR’s systems for:

  • management of health and safety
  • technical approval
  • tracking project costs
  • procurement
  • management of contracts
  • recording staff time for charging to projects and depots
  • recording time and any costs relevant to R&D tax claims
  • Developing and maintaining an up to date understanding of technologies applicable to EMR’s global activities, including those used by competitors and in similar industries.


About you:

A degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline. Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Mineral Processing are particularly relevant.

Relevant experience should include:

  • Hands-on experience of project development and delivery.
  • Management of technical teams to deliver complex projects.
  • Similar material process industry, including recycling, mineral processing, manufacturing e.g. steel, cement, bulk food, chemicals, etc.

A track record in:

  • Delivering innovative, technically challenging projects
  • Managing and developing technical staff.

Who We Are: 

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

Find out more about us at www.emrgroup.com  

It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

​We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Genuine

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive


The EMR Way - Our Behaviours will achieve success as One Team.

If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you! 

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  • Birmingham, UK