Shift Engineering Manager

Engineering Maintenance Manager – Desserts Highbridge

Salary – £57,000
Monday to Friday, Days
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

The Company
We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food - you just didn't realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,500 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose). We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas. And we’re ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us. 


Bakkavor Desserts Highbridge is looking to recruit a Engineering Maintenance Manager to report into the Engineering Manager.


Your responsibilities:

  • Manage the development of asset strategies to meet organisational goals.
  • Collate, process, and evaluate data and information for assets. For example, how to collect data on condition assessment, age profiles, asset failures, reviewing the performance of assets, loss of service, failure of legal compliance, and asset failure/breakage.
  • Identify intervention and mitigation options for the failure of assets. For example, preventative/reactive maintenance, new build, refurbishment, replacement, change in operation, rapid response.
  • Identify and prioritise the asset needs using whole life cost, cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, multi-criteria decision making and options comparisons.
  • Develop business cases to address investment needs and/or to inform asset management decision making.
  • Contribute to reports, for example, internal performance reports, asset management plans, reports to sector specific regulators and certifying bodies.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of asset management systems.
  • Champion the asset management approach, including implementation of the resource and competence strategy, within the organisation to support clear and consistent decision making.
  • Undertake technical performance reviews in collaboration with the organisation’s functions and stakeholders.






Essential skills

  • Functional Skills: Level 2* in Maths & English at grade C or above*, achieve within 24 months. (*or equivalent).
  • Engineering apprenticeship (C&G / EAL NVQ Level 3 / 4 or OAL FDEM Diploma)
  • Food Safety Qualification Level 2 and Level 3 (achieve within 12 months).
  • Current Edition of IET Wiring Regulations (C&G Level 3)
  • IOSH Managing Safely (achieve within 12 months)


Desirable skills

  • Asset Manager (LARS Code: 624)
  • Engineering Technical Qualification Level 3 or above.
  • Supplementary Engineering Qualifications.
  • ILM level 2
  • Food Safety Qualification Level 3.





We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,500 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 2,900 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Engineering

Highbridge, GB

Date:  29 Mar 2024
Req ID:  18870