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    Engineering Industry Executive Search Specialists
  • Engineering
    Engineering Industry Executive Search Specialists
  • Engineering
    Engineering Industry Executive Search Specialists

Engineering Industry Executive Search Specialists

The UK's manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade due to globalisation in general and the rise of low-cost economies in particular. Today's manufacturing and engineering sector is characterised, on the one hand by large groups that are looking for international talent to run their global businesses, and on the other national/regional manufacturing businesses/subsidiaries that prosper based on their engineering knowledge and final assembly production for "local" markets.

Novo is well placed to serve the needs of these companies, with dedicated executive search specialists across a range of manufacturing and engineering sectors, including:

Automotive

The automotive industry remains a pivotal part of the UK manufacturing sector. Despite a trend of migration to low cost manufacturing regions, altogether seven global automotive companies manufacture cars in the UK, together with a number of truck, van and bus companies and many of the world's major component manufacturers.

Building Products

The building products sector is one of the most significant in terms of its contribution to the UK economy. It covers such diverse product groups as bricks and clay, lighting equipment, plumbing materials, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and sanitaryware.

Electronics & Precision Engineering

The Electronics and Precision Engineering sectors remain strong in the UK. Whilst high volume commodity manufacturing and sourcing is routinely redeployed to the low cost regions of the world, the UK enjoys a sound reputation for innovation, quality and technical excellence.

Process & Chemical Industries

The Process and Chemical Industries remain strong in the UK. Whilst high volume commodity manufacturing and sourcing is routinely redeployed to the low cost regions of the world, the UK enjoys a sound reputation for innovation, quality and technical excellence.

Novo exec is experienced in working with the manufacturing and engineering sector. As a leading executive search company specialising in executive search and selection and executive recruitment, we offer a professional executive jobs finding service for the engineering sector. Working closely with our clients we have a wealth of knowledge, experience and executive recruitment skills in the manufacturing and engineering sector. Please view our case studies to see examples of our executive search and executive recruitment for the engineering industry.

To discuss your requirements further please contact Dale Perrett dale.perrett@novoexec.com

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Associate (Urban & Town Planning)

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Company Our client is one of the UK’s leading planning consultancies. A superb opportunity has arisen for a commercially astute planner to join one of their East or West Midlands offices as an Associate. The team has been successfully building their business over the years around working on residential and mixed-use development schemes throughout the Midlands regions. Principal Responsibilities: Assist the team in dealing with the planning issues arising from the firm’s portfolio of clients including residential, mixed use and rural opportunities within…

Strategy/Planning
Sales/Business Development

Construction and Property
Engineering

Derbyshire (GB)

Job Ref No: GWPlanning 06/19

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Operations Director EMEA (Manufacturing/Engineering)

Salary: Base £120,000 + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

Client Our client designs, manufactures, and markets professional turf maintenance equipment, irrigation products and services worldwide. This highly successful market leader was founded over 100 years ago and its headquarters are in the US. Position Summary Our client is looking to recruit an Operations Director to oversee the manufacturing activities of 5 plants across the EMEA including their supply chains.   The Operations Director will provide strategic leadership and guidance for operational activities of the organisation in the EMEA region with the objective of…

Operations
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: GWODEMEA 04/19

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Technical Director Utilities

Salary: Excellent package to attract the best

Our client is a market leader in the utility services sector. The business is a provider of essential utility solutions in the UK to properties on new residential and commercial developments. This is an executive technical leadership role. Key Responsibilities: Contribute, as a member of the Executive, to the development of company strategy plan Develop the strategy, policies, processes, procedures and risk management for company-wide deployment of the Technical team Lead the company-wide design and technical co-ordination team and be…

Operations
Strategy/Planning

Engineering

UK

Job Ref No: TDU 03/19

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Associate Director ('Engineering Consultancy')

Salary: Attractive Base Salary + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company & Requirement Our client is a private practice engineering consultancy that is UK based. The company employs over 500 technical staff covering a wide range of disciplines. Due to continued growth and investment the business is looking to further grow its West Midlands operation and is keen to recruit a suitably experienced civils, structures or geo-technical engineer to come in as an Associate Director or Director. Key Responsibilities: Develop technical engineering consultancy work, across either civils, structures or geo-technical matters Deliver and…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Engineering

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)

Job Ref No: GWEng 03/19

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Operations Director ('Plastic Packaging Industry')

Salary: Base Competitive + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company Our client is a leading European manufacturer of specialised packaging that supplies into the food manufacturing, catering and fresh produce sectors. The business also offers cutting-edge sealing equipment and high-performance distribution trolleys, along with adapted technical packaging products. The UK operation is part of a group of successful subsidiaries throughout Europe that are fast growing. The Requirement The company is looking to appoint an experienced Operations Director who has plastic packaging industry experience to oversee either one or two…

Operations
Board Director/Partner
Strategy/Planning

Manufacturing
Engineering

Somerset

Job Ref No: GWOD 06/19

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Water Practice Director (Engineering/Environmental Consulting)

Salary: Circa £90,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy. The company’s work extends across a range of market sectors – including energy & environment, passenger cars, commercial vehicles, rail, defence, motorsport – and the company is proud to possess a client list that includes transport operators, manufacturers, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies. Operating across the world, the company works in partnership with customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders…

Sales/Business Development
Operations
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Environmental

Oxford

Job Ref No: GWWater 10/18

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Managing Director - Specialist Packaging Manufacturer

Salary: Base Salary £150,000 + Bonus + Other Benefits

The Company Our client is a leading European manufacturer of specialised packaging that supplies into the food manufacturing, catering and fresh produce sectors. The business also offers cutting-edge sealing equipment and high-performance distribution trolleys, along with adapted technical packaging products. The UK operation is part of a group of successful subsidiaries throughout Europe that are fast growing. The Requirement The company is looking to appoint an experienced Managing Director in the UK to oversee two established and well-run production sites that are…

CEO/MD
Operations
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: GWMD Packaging

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Principal Engineer (Finite Element Analysis)

Salary: Circa £65k Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

Company Our client is a privately owned maritime and naval engineering consultancy with offices throughout the UK. The consultancy’s experience and knowledge is unsurpassed in their particular niche markets. The company’s latest contracts have won acclaim and have pushed vessel engineering and capabilities boundaries beyond previous industry limits. All of the company’s equipment is 100% mission critical and has a strong reputation for reliability in adverse offshore conditions. The business offers a number of complimentary services which are always…

Engineering Design

Engineering

Gloucestershire (GB)

Job Ref No: GW FEA

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UK Managing Director

Salary: Competitive

Company Our client is one of the global market leaders manufacturing engineered specified products into the building services industry. The company is a truly global brand, increasingly moving away from being just a supplier of components and moving towards being a specified solutions provider. The company has some challenging and ambitious growth plans over the next 3-5 years and are now looking to recruit a new UK Managing Director to drive their business forwards. The incoming Managing Director will be an experienced and highly commercial business leader, with a…

CEO/MD
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

East Midlands Airport, Derby (GB)

Job Ref No: UK MD 03/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Director (Engineering Consultancy)

Salary: Circa £70,000 Base Salary (Flex) + Bonus + Benefits

The Company & Requirement Our client is a private practice engineering consultancy that is UK based. The company employs over 500 technical staff covering a wide range of disciplines. Due to continued growth and investment the business is looking to further grow its West Midlands operation and is keen to recruit a suitably experienced civils, structures or geo-technical engineer to come in as an Associate Director or Director. Key Responsibilities: Develop technical engineering consultancy work, across either civils, structures or geo-technical matters Deliver and…

Operations
Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Engineering

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)

Job Ref No: GWMids 12/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Head of Infrastructure Sales

Salary: Excellent Compensation Package + Bonus + Benefits + Career Progression

HEAD OF INFRASTRUCTURE Ireland   ABOUT THE COMPANY A geotechnical engineering company providing unique, fast, cost-effective, non-disruptive polymer solutions to its commercial and domestic clients for the many issues related to subsidence, our client is headquartered in the UK with operations across all of Europe and Asia. BACKGROUND TO THE POSITION Working across three markets; homeowners, commercial and infrastructure, the company is a £20M turnover business with plans to grow significantly in the next 5 years. To achieve this growth, one of the areas they…

Sales/Business Development
Operations
Strategy/Planning

Engineering

Dublin, Leinster (IE)

Job Ref No: CN/1005 12/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Sales Director

Salary: Competitive Package

Company Our client is one of the global market leaders manufacturing engineered specified products into the building services industry. The company is a truly global brand, increasingly moving away from being just a supplier of components and moving towards being a system supplier. Due to some challenging and ambitious growth plans over the next 3-5 years, our client is now looking to recruit a new Sales Director for their Building Services division. The incoming Sales Director will be an experienced sales leader, with a demonstrable track record of selling engineered…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

Midlands

Job Ref No: SD RM 11/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Engineering Services Contracts - BD & Pre-Construction Director

Salary: Circa Base £85,000 + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company Our client is a leading manufacturer and installer of specialist HVAC, high integrity hydraulic systems and ductwork products within the construction sector. The business works across a broad range of industrial marketplaces such as Energy, Nuclear and Waste. The business has developed the ability to undertake any scale of project. Flexibility throughout the main manufacturing facility and workforce means that the company can execute the most complex of ventilation systems for today’s power stations, office developments, pharmaceutical projects, nuclear…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Energy industrial

Greater Manchester (GB)

Job Ref No: GWESBD 10/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Managing Director - Specialist Packaging Manufacturer

Salary: Base Salary £150,000 + Bonus + Other Benefits

The Company Our client is a leading European manufacturer of specialised packaging that supplies into the food manufacturing, catering and fresh produce sectors. The business also offers cutting-edge sealing equipment and high-performance distribution trolleys, along with adapted technical packaging products. The UK operation is part of a group of successful subsidiaries throughout Europe that are fast growing. The Requirement The company is looking to appoint an experienced Managing Director in the UK to oversee two established and well-run production sites that are…

Operations
Strategy/Planning
CEO/MD

Engineering
Manufacturing

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: GWMD Packaging 10/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Urban Design Director

Salary: Circa £75,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company & Requirement Our client is a £25m revenue size highly successful privately-owned planning and urban design consultancy. They continue to grow work and service lines throughout the UK with clients across the private and public marketplaces. Due to continued growth the business is now seeking to appoint a suitably experienced Urban Design Director to run their West Midlands work within this discipline. The Roles & Responsibilities Lead and oversee the preparation of conceptual urban designs, planning work, feasibility studies, masterplanning…

Operations
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Environmental

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB

Job Ref No: GWUDD 10/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Technical Director (Engineering Director) - 'Housebuilding'

Salary: Base Salary Circa £95,000 + Bonuses, Dividends, Car etc

Company & Requirement Our client is a successful privately-owned house builder business in the Home Counties that is highly profitable and fast growing. The business is looking to recruit an experienced civil engineering professional into the role of Technical Director for the Southern region, based in Surrey. The Technical Director will oversee a team of 15 engineers and architects working on a wide range of interesting housebuilding projects throughout southern based home counties. A very attractive remuneration package is on offer for the post, that…

Operations
Board Director/Partner

Construction and Property
Engineering

Surrey (GB)

Job Ref No: GWHouse 08/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Operations Director (Water Sector Consulting / Engineering)

Salary: Circa £90,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy. The company’s work extends across a range of market sectors – including energy & environment, passenger cars, commercial vehicles, rail, defence, motorsport – and the company is proud to possess a client list that includes transport operators, manufacturers, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies. Operating across the world, the company works in partnership with customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders…

Board Director/Partner
Sales/Business Development
Operations

Environmental
Engineering

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: GWWater 08/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

'Business Development Expert' (Building/Engineering Services Contracting)

Salary: Circa £90,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a leading manufacturer and installer of specialist HVAC, high integrity hydraulic systems and ductwork products within the construction sector. The business works across a broad range of industrial marketplaces such as Energy, Nuclear and Waste. The business has developed the ability to undertake any scale of project. Flexibility throughout the main manufacturing facility and workforce means that the company can execute the most complex of ventilation systems for today’s power stations, office developments, pharmaceutical projects, nuclear…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing
Energy industrial

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: GWPreConstruct 08/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Finance Director

Salary: Excellent package to attract the best

Our client is a UK plc and a supplier of premium building and precision engineering products. The majority of the group’s business is in the area of sustainable building products, which enable customers to manage energy and water use in the built environment. All Group businesses have strong UK market positions within their individual market niches and several are market leaders. The business sustains this strong strategic positioning by offering customers quality products, service and trust. For certain brands, our client is seeking to leverage…

Finance/Risk
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Accountancy

Essex (GB)

Job Ref No: FD-DP 08/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Head of Commercial Real Estate Sales

Salary: Approximately £60,000 basic salary + excellent bonus + benefits + share options

Head of Commercial Real Estate About the Company A geotechnical engineering company providing unique, fast, cost-effective, non-disruptive polymer solutions to its commercial and domestic clients for the many issues related to subsidence, our client is headquartered in the UK with operations across all of Europe and Asia. Background to the Position Working across three markets: homeowners, commercial and infrastructure, the company is a £20M turnover business with plans to grow significantly in the next 5 years. In order to achieve this growth, one of the areas…

Sales/Business Development

Construction and Property
Engineering

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)

Job Ref No: CN979 08/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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