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In this case responsible for overall management of Operations and, on a Production/Project basis, be accountable for the effective and efficient delivery of Operations resources managing Production budget and Resource availability. Specifically the Engineering Manager is responsible for the Operational element.
• To understand the practices and techniques involved and to put these into practice.
• Co-ordinate and book appropriate communications facilities as required.
• To provide first level line management to Operations staff
• Advise production departments, providing them with guidance and support and ensuring that their resources and staffing requirements are met in the most effective and efficient way possible.
• Liaise closely with Executives and Managers in the planning and technical requirements.
• Work closely with the Planning and Scheduling teams to ensure that the appropriate operational staff and resources are scheduled efficiently and effectively to service the project.
• Co-ordinate the safety and working practices under his/her control and provide advice on relevant safety matters before, during and after as required, ensuring that relevant safety procedures are followed at all times.
Knowledge and Experience
A comprehensive knowledge of the operational and technical aspects
Extensive operational experience
Established leadership, managerial and communication skills
Strong developmental and motivational skills and be able to demonstrate an ability to ‘engage’ professional/creative staff.
Clear business focus with demonstrable ability to meet budgets
Ability to effectively balance conflicting demands
• Maintain constructive relationships
• Give advice and guidance using tact and diplomacy
• Lead and motivate staff.
• Contribute imaginative solutions
• Maintain good colleague/client relations
• Make informed decisions to tight deadlines in a high pressure environment
• Operate within unpredictable work schedules
• Comprehensive knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and safe working procedures
• Grade and judge colour across full spectrum and judge sound at equal level across the full range of frequencies
• Assess and address performance issues with regard to facilities, equipment and staff as necessary.
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
• Planning and organising - able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
• Communication - able to get message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
• Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
• Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.
• Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
• Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.
• Analytical thinking - Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
• Decision making - Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decisions made.
(A job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved).
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