Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager - Devizes

Competitive Basic
£8,400 Car allowance
20% Bonus Scheme
Private Healthcare (Including Family)
25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
Group Pension (including employer contributions)
First class training, fast moving environment & excellent career progression prospects
We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.


We are looking to recruit an experienced Engineering Manager to lead the Engineering site-based team, while taking full responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the business with a focus on Engineering operations, project delivery and the Engineering agenda. You will have previous people and budget management experience and a depth of multi-skilled engineering knowledge preferably in Food manufacturing.


In addition to considerable maintenance experience, you will have previous experience of dealing with external service providers and regulatory bodies, large capital investment projects, refrigeration, effluent and site services management. Sitting as part of the Senior Leadership Team you will help support the development of new products, Health & Safety standards and ensure food safety quality is met on site. You will also help support the development of LEAN Manufacturing and a continuous improvement culture across the site.


  • Plan, agree and monitor maintenance expenditure to deliver targeted levels of plant performance cost effectively.
  • Initiate, agree and review succession, training and development plans to ensure an appropriate balance of internal and external skills to deliver Engineering team performance at optimum cost.
  • Ensure engineering spares and consumables are produced and managed to meet engineering and production needs at minimum cost.
  • Ensure awareness and provision of training in a range of preventative maintenance techniques to deliver engineering performance targets.
  • Set standards, initiate and review procedures and measure performance to ensure continuous improvement
  • Organise and monitor compliance with statutory and Bakkavor Health and Safety requirements.
  • Ensure capital projects are properly planned, resourced, produced, managed and implemented to successfully deliver projects.
  • Plan and control maintenance of utilities to ensure agreed availability and efficiency improvements within budgeted cost.


You will play an integral role sitting as part of the site leadership team setting & driving the engineering agenda and bringing a strong knowledge of legislation including health and safety.


Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Engineering

Devizes, GB

Date:  01-Aug-2022