Chief Engineer

We are looking for a Chief Engineer to help develop Indra's engineering function at both a strategic and operational level. As Chief Engineer, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team covering all elements of hardware, firmware / software, electronics, production and quality engineering, having ultimate accountability to OVO Group for delivering quality products on time and on budget.

You will need to have a good awareness of the external market, engage with relevant national and international regulatory bodies and develop relationships with key suppliers.


Reporting to the Managing Director, you will develop and lead the engineering capability and performance of the business, with key responsibilities including:

  • Ownership of technical governance and quality of all deliverables

  • Technical leadership, mentoring and management of the engineering teams

  • Provide suitable guidance and judgement regarding methods, approaches, standards, and best practice

  • Support bidding activities and the production of detailed proposal documents from a technical perspective with responsibility for final technical sign-off

  • Manage task delivery against Time, Cost and Quality requirements

  • Support our design/engineering process through reviewing and checking colleagues work

  • Ownership of the strategic development of the teams technical capability

  • Provide strong technical representation for Indra to clients, providing reassurance of Indra’s technical ability and the overall quality of the work delivered

Essential Skills:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, and preferably a chartered Level Engineer or working towards Chartership

  • Highly experienced in Engineering best practices and how to embed and manage effective QMS processes

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with specific experience of developing engineering teams to meet business needs.

  • Demonstrable experience of cradle to grave design from requirements capture through options development, concept design, scheme design, detailed design and manufacture through to installation, testing and commissioning

  • A proven track record of delivering complete technical solution within challenging timescales

  • A desire to be challenged and to contribute to the success of the business

  • Ability to act as a mentor to the engineering team promoting continuous improvement and technical innovation

  • Solve problems at a project level using experience and lateral thinking within the context of the business

  • Champion safe working practices within the design process and the workplace

Desirable Skills:

  • Power electronics, specifically inverters, batteries systems and relevant additions

  • Mechanical and electrical design

  • Firmware / software development

  • Relevant consumer product guidelines and certifications to achieve

  • CE

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