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Technical Manager - Hardware

Salary: Competitive
Location: Hethel, Norwich

You will have overall responsibility for the management of Connected Energy’s Hardware Team, ensuring accuracy and efficiency with project delivery.

Leading a team of Electrical, Mechanical and Assembly Engineers, this role sets the team attainable goals, for projects to be delivered on time. The role provides the team with guidance to encourage good work productivity and will ensure that team successes and challenges are shared to support a culture of continuous improvement.

About Us

Connected Energy is leading the way in developing battery energy storage solutions. We are one of only a handful of energy storage companies worldwide that have developed the technology to use second-life electric vehicle batteries as an energy store. Our product is changing how businesses manage their energy and we have systems in operation on commercial sites across the UK and Europe.

With several strategic investors, including Engie, Sumitomo, Macquarie, Volvo Energy, Caterpillar Ventures, and Mercuria the company is scaling up our operations fast and developing a new product range on an industrial scale.

We are in a major period of growth and expanding fast so this is a great time to join us and become part of our exciting journey.

Role Overview

The role of Technical Manager – Hardware has overall responsibility for the management of Connected Energy’s Hardware Team, ensuring accuracy and efficiency with project delivery. The core purpose is to ensure that the project’s delivery is within the agreed timeframe and based on the product cost and performance targets.

Leading a team of Electrical, Mechanical, and Assembly Engineers, this role sets the team attainable goals, for projects to be delivered on time. The role provides the team with guidance to encourage good work productivity and will ensure that team successes and challenges are shared to support a culture of continuous improvement.

The Technical Manager also uses their technical knowledge to educate and support the wider business in ensuring understanding of the technicalities of the hardware function

Main Activities / Responsibilities

  • To assign and manage the delivery of the Hardware Teams project plans and ensure the products in the development pipeline are delivered on time and to target (bill of material cost and performance).
  • To lead, motivate, and develop the Hardware Engineering Team, ensuring they have guidance and clear deliverables in place.
  • Ensure Senior members of Connected Energy have visibility of the performance of the Hardware Engineering team by regularly reporting on project progression.
  • Ensure that the team is closely connected with the Software Controls Team on past, current, and future projects. Encouraging the team to get a better understanding of the Software side of the product development cycle.
  • Ensure clear and consistent communication and cross-functional working within the Hardware Engineering team and wider business so that everyone has an open forum where work issues and successes can be discussed.
  • Act as the first point of contact for the Hardware Engineering team, ensuring work is delegated accordingly.
  • Act as Senior peer reviewer for the work to both assist and adhere to formal processes when applicable.
  • As the Technical expert, use your experience to support other teams in the delivery of their work in any way which is required. Sharing knowledge and educating others on the technicalities of electrical hardware.

Person Specification

Must demonstrate:

  • MSc level degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • A track record in project delivery and leading a team of engineers & assembly engineers.
  • Experience of working with power electronics, EV batteries, HVAC systems and electrical components.
  • Experience in Electrical Design Engineering, both High Voltage and Low Voltage.
  • Experience of management of Health and Safety Processes and risk assessments
  • Experience of project management in a complex environment
  • Great communication & reporting skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Curiosity and the ability to challenge positively.
  • The ability to motivate and inspire.

What We Value

Our values are core to our business and define our company, our people, and how we work. We look for people who share our values.

Here are some of the qualities that we look for in our people:

  • Innovators: you’ll be able to think outside the box, always looking to find the best solution.
  • Ambitious: we think big and look for people who are happy to think independently and use their initiative to help us to become a global leader in our field.
  • Sustainability-minded: you’ll have a passion for making the world a better place with an interest in green technology.
  • Collaborative: you’ll be a team player and willing to establish partnerships within the business and with our partners.
  • Trusted: always acting with integrity, transparency and with respect for others.
  • Adaptable: you’ll also be comfortable with change in a fast-paced environment.

Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we do not discriminate based on any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities in an inclusive work environment.

Connected Energy is conscious that some groups of people, especially women, are statistically less likely to apply for a role if they feel they do not fully meet the requirements. If you like what we do, align with our values and think that you can do the job well, regardless of whether you meet 100% of the job requirements, the Connected Energy team would encourage you to apply.

Employee Benefits

As well as the opportunity to be part of a growing, global, clean technology business, our additional benefits include:

A company-matched pension, health care cash plan, income protection, an EV car and bike scheme, share options, and a great environment to work in.

VISA Sponsorship

Connected Energy is happy to consider VISA sponsorship options throughout our recruitment process.

Candidates should make clear their right to work and VISA status upon application to our hiring team.

Apply Now

Email your CV and covering letter quoting the job title in the subject to: cvs@connected-energy.co.uk