Electrical Engineering Manager

Date: 13 Jun 2024

Location: Shotton, North West including North Wales, GB

Company: Tata Steel

Job Description

Job Title: Electrical Plant Engineering Manager

Business: Tata Steel Colors

Salary Band: £53,346 - £64,016 + up to 13% bonus on Basic Salary + Benefits

Location: Shotton, North Wales ( 10 miles from Chester )

Work Pattern: Days

Closing Date: Sunday 16th June 2024


We are currently recruiting for an Electrical Plant Engineering Manager, reporting directly to the Works Engineering Manager as part of the senior engineering team. This role is based at the Shotton Works site which is 10 miles from Chester city centre.


The purpose of the role is to lead the Electrical Engineering teams in implementing and developing the Asset Management regime for the site.  To provide the first level of engineering expertise and maintain electrical equipment capability for the site, including responsibility for up  35 Electricians, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Supervisors and Automation Technicians.


You will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following accountabilities:

  • Implement continuous improvement plans to strive for world-class safety, availability, quality, environmental and statutory standards within engineering
  • Manage and drive the safety performance of the team to achieve a zero-harm culture
  • Ensure that workforce understands and complies with all relevant engineering policies and statutory duties
  • Identify and develop relationships with key external contract labour support services & system integrators to facilitate cost/quality effective electrical services, for high demand maintenance periods  
  • Maintain and improve positive engineering influences on plant OEE utilising Root Cause analysis tools and strategic maintenance processes
  • In conjunction with Manufacturing Engineering Cells, ensure planning and control of all aspects of downshift and shutdown engineering work as requested, utilising contract and Tata Steel labour
  • Identify and implement design/development opportunities to improve plant reliability and availability / improve product quality utilising major maintenance strategies and budgets
  • Provide engineering support for the implementation of capital schemes within Manufacturing where required
  • Authorise, monitor and control expenditure on Goods and Services within the annual maintenance budget
  • Ensure compliance with Company Bench Mark KPIs to achieve Annual Plan plant reliability, availability, spend and quality
  • Facilitate and lead development of all elements of the Company Asset Management Framework
  • Organise training requirements for Electrical team with external training providers to maintain ongoing development
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve cost effectiveness via effective downshift planning and execution
  • Lead adoption of new technology and practices to continue the drive for World Class operations
  • Lead and manage the Engineering team to ensure standards are maintained and developed in line with company policy and standards
  • Ensure personnel are properly trained and succession plans in place
  • Develop engineering skills base including support of the apprentice scheme and the engineering competency development program, to affect a robust succession plan
  • To drive the implementation of PUWER compliance program for engineering


The Candidate

Applicants should hold an Engineering degree or equivalent experience and be working toward Chartered status with the IET. Candidates should have management experience with a proven track record for delivering results.  Knowledge of strip processing lines or experience of working withing manufacturing environments is desirable. Applicants should have a good general knowledge of Electrical automation & control systems.


The successful candidate should also have a good knowledge of regulatory requirements including those related to Statutory and HSE. Aptitude in decision making, leadership and problem solving is important.  The applicant must also be self-motivated and demonstrate commitment to business aims and objectives.



Tata Steel UK offers their employees significant benefits packages. For this role, you will benefit from:

  • A market competitive salary
  • 35 days holidays per annum
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Annual Bonus Scheme – subject to business performance up to 13% on basic salary
  • Private Healthcare Scheme (Individual cover)
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)


We also have an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including free onsite parking at all of our sites, an employee assistance programme as well as discounts with local and national retailers and services.

Employee discount scheme for companies including Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover and also various local services.


The Business

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top 10 steel producers. The combined group has an annual aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 33 million tonnes with approximately 80,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group, one of the largest, most diverse conglomerates in the world with businesses in the UK including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.

Steel has been successfully processed on the Tata Steel site at Shotton in North Wales for more than 120 years. The profitable and cash generative plant produces a wide range of world-class galvanised and pre-finished (painted) steel building systems, which supplies the construction, domestic appliance and manufactured goods markets amongst others.  Shotton has developed a number of unique, technically advanced and high value products and services for customers in the UK and throughout Europe.

Job Segment: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Manager, Construction, Engineer, Electrical, Engineering