Engineering

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 [email protected]

Novo's Engineering industry experts can help you identify & attract your next exceptional executive.

Sector Clients

  • Corstophine & Wright
  • Nord Drive Systems
  • GKN
  • Oxford Engineering
  • Kongsberg

Current Roles

We have recently successfully fulfilled numerous roles in this sector.
View all Engineering roles.

Chief Executive Officer (B2C E-Commerce)

Salary: executive package

Chief Executive Officer East Midlands Six Figure executive package Our client is a successful and well-respected B2C e-commerce and distribution business. The business has an extensive high-quality product range. The company has enjoyed exceptional growth in recent years and fully expects the current growth to continue. The company benefits from significant resources and experience offered by being part of the larger International Group, a diverse, market leading and international organisation. This is a particularly exciting time for the business as it continues to…

CEO/MD

Engineering
Consumer Products and FMCG

East Midlands Region

Job Ref No: DP-CEO 05/22

More Details

General Manager (SME/Start Up)

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Our Client Our client is a small boutique manufacturing and installation company based in Herefordshire. The company produces and installs bespoke mechanical linen handling systems to automate work processes in large commercial laundries across the UK and throughout Europe. The company has recently been acquired by some investors who are positioning the business for significant growth. The Requirement Due to a planned retirement, the business now requires a commercially minded Managing Director who has experience in running Small to Medium size companies and taking full…

CEO/MD
Operations

Engineering
Technology
Manufacturing

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire (GB)

Job Ref No: GWMD 04/22

More Details

Managing Director (SME/Manufacturing)

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Our Client Our client is a small boutique manufacturing and installation company based in Herefordshire. The company produces and installs bespoke mechanical linen handling systems to automate work processes in large commercial laundries across the UK and throughout Europe. The company has recently been acquired by some investors who are positioning the business for significant growth. The Requirement Due to a planned retirement, the business now requires a commercially minded Managing Director who has experience in running Small to Medium size companies and taking full…

CEO/MD
Operations

Engineering
Manufacturing
Technology

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire (GB)

Job Ref No: MD GW 04/22

More Details

Discipline Director, Flood & Water Management

Salary: Highly competitive package

Discipline Director, Flood & Water Management Our client is a leading design, engineering and landscape architecture consultancy offering a range of planning, design and engineering solutions. Headquartered in London, the business has grown to over 200 employees. This is an exciting time for the business who are looking to double in size over the next 3-5 years.  The business has been very successful in winning major industry awards with their clients for road safety, public realm regeneration and sustainability. Led by a forward-thinking management team, they…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Environmental

London (Greater) (GB)

Job Ref No: DD RM 03/22

More Details

Engineering Director

Salary: Competitive package to attract the best

THE COMPANY Our client is an innovative, technology-led British company. It develops and manufactures innovative integrated sensor positioning technology. These products are sold to a growing global customer base in the Security, Defence, Broadcast and Professional AV markets. The company is made up of an innovative team covering R&D, operations, quality, business development and business support with significant experience in the industries they serve and a determination to always exceed their customers’ expectations. They are a multi-cultural team focused on…

Board Director/Partner

Engineering
Manufacturing

Surrey (GB)

Job Ref No: ED DP 02/22

More Details

Interim Engineering Project Manager

Salary: Competitive day rate

Our client is a producer of highly specific, engineered products utilised in harsh environments. The organisation is a global entity with customers based worldwide. They design and produce reliable and robust equipment, which is carefully engineered, utilising market leading technology. There is an interim requirement within the organisation for an Engineering Project Manager to join the business immediately. The successful applicant will provide specific support to the engineering team, working directly with the Leadership Team to add resource, refocus and deliver…

Manager/Team Leader

Engineering

South West England (GB)

Job Ref No: JW/interim 02/22

More Details

Country Manager Germany (Hertfordshire based)

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

Are you fluent in German OR perhaps even a German national and have sales / account management experience? COMPANY We are working with a fast growth distributor and stockist of niche components for the global aerospace industry that are looking to expand their client base and market share worldwide. Partnering with major OEM’s the company’s core activity is the buying, stocking and selling of an extensive range of specialised fasteners for the global aerospace industry. ROLE Reports to the Managing Director, developing and supporting customers worldwide. Core…

Sales/Business Development
Manager/Team Leader

Engineering
Aerospace, Aviation and Defence

Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: GWHerts/Germany 01/22

More Details

Head of Manufacturing Engineering

Salary: Attractive Package

The Company Our client is a world-leading pioneer of advanced technologies, specialising in the development of low cost, next generation fuel cell technology. Used in decentralised energy products, our client’s technologies enable a change in the way businesses, homes and vehicles generate their power, reducing energy costs, lowering CO₂ emissions, increasing efficiency and improving energy security and reliability. Our client’s innovation is leading the way in delivering clean energy for a clean world. This British technology and engineering company is now a…

Operations
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing
Energy industrial

London (South), London (Greater) (GB)

Job Ref No: HoME RM 01/22

More Details

Finance Director

Salary: Executive

Finance Director East Midlands Six Figure executive package will be offered to attract the best. THE COMPANY Our client is a successful and well-respected E Commerce, distribution and manufacturing engineering business. The business has an extensive high-quality product range including, Power, Hand and Garage Tools, Tool Storage, Hydraulics, Generators, Lighting, Garage Equipment and Workwear.    The company has enjoyed exceptional growth in recent years and fully expects the current growth to continue. The company benefits from significant resources and…

Finance/Risk
Manager/Team Leader

Consumer Products and FMCG
Engineering

Derbyshire (GB)

Job Ref No: FD DP 01/22

More Details

Chief Executive Officer East Midlands Six Figure executive package will be offered to attract the best. THE COMPANY Our client is a successful and well-respected E-Commerce distribution and manufacturing engineering business. The business has an extensive high-quality product range including, Power, Hand and Garage Tools, Tool Storage, Hydraulics, Generators, Lighting, Garage Equipment and Workwear.    The company has enjoyed exceptional growth in recent years and fully expects the current growth to continue. The company benefits from significant resources…

Manager/Team Leader
Operations

Engineering
Manufacturing

Derbyshire (GB)

Job Ref No: COO DP 01/22

More Details

Service Director, Equipment Supply/Services

Salary: Competitive Base + Benefits

Our Client/The Role Our client is a highly successful privately owned equipment supplier for a wide range of well-known businesses and brands throughout the UK. The company is growing, diversifying into new markets and looking to appoint a suitably experienced Service Director.  Key Responsibilities Core responsibilities will entail: Leading the team of field based Service Engineers and the office based Customer Service team Improvement of processes, procedures, efficiencies, and overall effectiveness of the Service function Leading, coaching, developing, appraising…

Board Director/Partner
Customer Service/CRM

Engineering
Support Services

West Midlands, Worcestershire

Job Ref No: SD GW 01/22

More Details

Head of Finance

Salary: Competitive Salary with flexibility plus generous package

Kawasaki Precision Machinery forms part of the global Kawasaki group. The Heavy Industries division achieves an annual revenue of $35bn and is growing. Today the Kawasaki brand is synonymous with quality and innovation in hydraulic pumps, motors, valves and complete systems across the whole spectrum of applications. The UK operation is located on the Tamar Estuary in Plymouth and occupies a 20,000 m2 facility. With revenues increasing and their 3-year plan underway, the UK operation will increase in size rapidly. There has been significant investment into the site which…

Finance/Risk
Manager/Team Leader

Manufacturing
Engineering

[email protected]

Job Ref No: JH HoF 1/22

More Details

Engineering Director

Salary: Competitive package to attract the best

THE COMPANY Our client is an innovative, technology-led British company. It develops and manufactures innovative integrated sensor positioning technology. These products are sold to a growing global customer base in the Security, Defence, Broadcast and Professional AV markets. The company is made up of an innovative team covering R&D, operations, quality, business development and business support with significant experience in the industries they serve and a determination to always exceed their customers’ expectations. They are a multi-cultural team focused on…

Board Director/Partner

Engineering
Manufacturing

Surrey (GB)

Job Ref No: ED DP 12/21

More Details

Director, Civil Engineering Consultancy (Yorkshire)

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

Our Client Our client is a leading privately owned UK engineering consultancy. The company employs over 500 technical staff throughout the country covering a wide range of disciplines. Due to continued growth and investment the business is looking to further grow its Yorkshire operation and is keen to recruit a suitably experienced Technical Director with either a Civils, Structures or Geo-Environmental engineering consultancy background. Due to succession planning reasons this role represents an excellent opportunity for someone to be considered for Partnership of the…

Sales/Business Development

Engineering

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)

Job Ref No: DCEC GW 12/21

More Details

Interim Engineering Director

Salary: Excellent package

Interim Engineering Director Our client designs, develops and manufactures advanced intelligent sensor technology. They were awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation in 2020. Overall Purpose At the core of its business strategy, our client is committed to growing exceptional business value through customer focus and providing a leading capability to rapidly design and develop innovative, unique, and market leading products. To accelerate and catalyse the execution of this strategy, they are seeking an Engineering Director. The role requires: A…

CFO/FD

Engineering
Technology

Surrey (GB)

Job Ref No: IED DP 11/21

More Details

Director, Engineering Consultancy

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

Our Client Our client is a leading privately owned UK engineering consultancy. The company employs over 500 technical staff throughout the country covering a wide range of disciplines. Due to continued growth and investment the business is looking to further grow its Yorkshire operation and is keen to recruit a suitably experienced Technical Director with either a Civils, Structures or Geo-Environmental engineering consultancy background. Due to succession planning reasons this role represents an excellent opportunity for someone to be considered for Partnership of the…

Board Director/Partner
Sales/Business Development

Engineering

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)

Job Ref No: DEC GW 11/21

More Details

Financial Controller

Salary: Competitive Salary with flexibility plus generous package

Kawasaki Precision Machinery forms part of the global Kawasaki group. The Heavy Industries division achieves an annual revenue of $35bn and is growing. Today the Kawasaki brand is synonymous with quality and innovation in hydraulic pumps, motors, valves and complete systems across the whole spectrum of applications. The UK operation is located on the Tamar Estuary in Plymouth and occupies a 20,000 m2 facility. With revenues increasing and their 3-year plan underway, the UK operation will increase in size rapidly. There has been significant investment into the site which…

Finance/Risk

Manufacturing
Engineering

Plymouth

Job Ref No: JH HoF 10/21

More Details

THE COMPANY Our client is a leader in the design, integration, and support of advanced security and surveillance systems. Our client installs and maintains integrated end-to-end surveillance control systems for the UK’s most demanding security environments. These environments are complex, critical and regulated environments such as blue-light, custodial, defence, transport and transport infrastructure, utilities and energy, public space and heritage buildings. With high security systems experience, field-proven solutions and expert support personnel client offers its…

Operations

Engineering
Technology

Homeworking

Job Ref No: HofD-DP 05/21

This job has now been successfully concluded.

General Manager

Salary: Basic salary £90,000 + bonus + benefits + LTIP

Emerging Technology Opportunity – General Manager This is an opportunity to join and lead a new venture within a well-funded and entrepreneurial business. There is a customer pipeline in place along with many of the resources necessary for the right leader to establish and grow the business quickly. Additional resources will be sub-contracted and this will need experienced and commercial leadership. In the short term, we’re looking for an energetic and hands-on individual to coordinate all aspects of this start-up before developing it into a…

Sales/Business Development
Operations

Engineering
Technology
Energy industrial

Nationwide

Job Ref No: PT GM 02/21

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Operations Director (FMCG Food & Drinks Manufacturing)

Salary: £100,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

Our Client Our client is a well-established Somerset based food/drinks manufacturing business. The company is experiencing plenty of success and has recently invested significantly in their production line technology and infrastructure. Due to continued success, diversification of certain lines and general growth there is the strategic requirement to recruit an Operations Director for the business. Main Purpose To direct and coordinate the operations teams incorporating Production, Engineering and Technical to deliver the goals and objectives of the organisation. …

Operations
Board Director/Partner

Engineering
Manufacturing

Somerset (GB)

Job Ref No: GDOD 10/20

This job has now been successfully concluded.

View all Engineering roles.

Latest News

UKRAINE CONFLICT: HOW SHOULD HR ENGAGE WITH EMPLOYEES?
Amid concern over the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, HR can provide a steadying voice...
HOW TO ENSURE YOUR BENEFITS ARE FIT FOR A HYBRID WORKFORCE
Of the many things to come out of the pandemic, one of the most unexpected was the rise of hybrid...
PRODUCTIVITY WARS: HOW MANAGERS CAN RE-INSPIRE THEIR TEAMS
Business leaders have faced challenges and difficulties unknown to their peers in years gone by...
UK JOB MARKET OUT-PERFORMING GLOBAL COMPETITORS, BUT APPLICATION NUMBERS PLUMMET
While hiring across the UK saw fewer fluctuations than other leading global economies...
MAJORITY OF GRADUATES BELIEVE THE PANDEMIC HAS WIDENED JOB INEQUALITY, POLL FINDS
Employers have been urged to be more proactive about how they support applicants from disadvantaged...
CALLS TO STEP UP L&D TO MITIGATE AGAINST THE GREAT RESIGNATION
Nearly half (45%) of UK organisations invested in learning and development in 2021 to retain staff...