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Engineering Professionals
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£55,000 to £65,000 per annum
03 Jan 2024
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Production Manager - Steel Fabrication.

Our client delivers quality and competitive foundations to all superstructures as well as bridges gantries within the Road and Railway environment and across industry.


40 hours per week.

You may be required to work additional hours as per the business needs




Head of Production


As Production Manager you will be reporting directly to the Head of Production>

The role will be to lead and direct the overall engineering and fabrication activities for all Fabrication Projects. You will ensure the timely completion of works and conformity to client standards and specifications. You will liaise with the design staff, subcontractors, Project Engineers and clients to ensure that all project related issues are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner. You will also Ensure high safety standards are adhered to by ensuring compliance with Rules and Regulations.


Safety & Ethics – Support the implementation of the Business Conduct Guidelines, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.

Excellence – Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business. Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high-quality product or service.

People – Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work


(please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties but represents the main requirements of the role)

Attend Inter-Disciplinary Project and Technical reviews as directed.
Carry out design checking and fabrication checking.
Attend all technical and safety briefings as directed.
Adequately communicate and explain designs to Fabrication Teams.
Accept and operate within budgets adhering to cost control processes to support target delivery in accordance with company procedures.
Carry out and adhere to company policy and procedures.
Assist in the production of the weekly, monthly and forecast production plan and brief weekly to all staff.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with staff and suppliers.
Assist / Support Project Managers engaging with clients representatives to ensure all information requirements have been issued.
You will liaise with the Head of Production, other project engineers, workshop managers and the QA team to ensure the final product is correct to both drawings and standards.
Take overall accountability for the formation of target costs and construction estimates for the project
Attend ‘technical review’ meetings internally to ensure compliance with latest specifications are being met.
In conjunction with Procurement Team ensure that all project materials and subcontractor quotes are in line with pricing.
Capture variations and change requests to ensure construction and commercial risk exposure is reduced. Participate in the production of designs within agreed timescales
Prepare sub-contract documentation for specialist suppliers for sub-contact works.
Attend project start up meetings to ensure Fabrication works are represented correctly.
Produce Programme of works for all schemes to ensure other project managers within the business have the information to supply to client teams.
Attend Inter-Disciplinary reviews as directed
Ensure that capacity plan are updated on a regular basis and peaks and troughs are escalated accordingly.
On occasion you may be required at times to travel to the clients offices to attend design, progress and site meetings and also carry out quality inspections of sub-contracted work at their premises.
A small amount of travel is required for this position both in the Northwest and UK.
Person Specification


You will be required to have a good knowledge of the latest BS standards and demonstrate a good understanding of the latest CE marking requirements. Training in these areas can be provided if required. Ensure ISO 9001 and CE marking and BS EN 1090 are adhered to.
You will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of corrosion protection systems, mainly galvanising and painting.
A knowledge of Microsoft office is required.
Understanding of relevant Health and Safety regulations
Good knowledge of fabrication and steel
Behavioural Skills

Energy - Get up and go attitude of a leader
Energise - Lead, manage and inspire my team
Edge - Maximise my personal edge
Execute - Make things happen
Engage - Stay close to the client

Please apply with your CV in the first instance.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

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