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Deputy Engineering Manager

About the role

You will be responsible for assisting in the management of the facilities (hard and soft services) and asset care (equipment) functions at the Listerhills Warehouse and Vicar Lane (Head Office) sites.

Role Responsibilities

  • Implement Maintenance & Asset Improvement Programme and assist in developing the strategy for the department. Assist in maintaining the asset register
  • Implement and develop Planned Preventative Maintenance programme to ensure reliable plant as cost effectively as possible
  • Efficiently manage breakdowns to minimise production losses and deal with emergency situations quickly and effectively
  • Ensure that Health & Safety standards are achieved and maintained in accordance with current legislation. Contribute to effectiveness of central Health & Safety committee. Promote safe working practices across the organisation
  • Work with other team members to fully understand the workflow of production through the warehouse and how the various control systems contribute to the process
  • Help maintain forward maintenance register at Listerhills and Vicar Lane sites
  • Implement projects funded from the capital and exceptional maintenance budgets
  • Undertake training as necessary aligned to business needs.
  • Supervise external contractors for workmanship and value for money. Maintain programme for planned maintenance to comply with statutory and mandatory inspections and best practice.
  • Minimise energy usage across the Listerhills and Vicar Lane sites. Identify opportunities to reduce consumption using new products and technologies and develop energy strategy
  • Assist in the management of the Fgh portfolio for compliance with Otto 360, ESOS and SECR in accordance with current legislation
  • Assist in the management of asbestos across the Fgh portfolio in accordance with current legislation
  • Embrace new technologies and new ways of working to maximise benefit to the business in financial terms, monitoring and reliability
  • Utilise sub metering to increase accountability of departments and monitor usage to show progress in energy reduction. Produce monthly reports for accountability
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your acts and omissions at work.
  • To be committed to the fair treatment of customers at all times
  • To comply with FCA regulations, where applicable
  • Demonstrate behaviours in line with our Company values

About you

The ideal candidate will need to have:-

  • Recognised apprenticeship in electrical or mechanical engineering
  • HNC or ONC in electrical or mechanical engineering
  • Extensive experience in installation, fault finding and repair of electrical equipment in an industrial environment, especially involving fire alarm systems, generating plant and UPS systems
  • Experienced in mechanical maintenance and repair of materials handling equipment, ventilation and air conditioning plant, sprinkler systems and baling / compacting machinery
  • Qualified to current edition of the I.E.E. Regulations
  • Relevant qualification in business administration (desirable)
  • Qualified to NEBOSH level in Health & Safety management
  • Experienced in working with teams of professional engineers providing guidance and mentoring
  • Familiar with modern maintenance techniques including critical path and root cause analysis, condition monitoring and run to failure
  • Able to act as focal point for technical expertise in relation to electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • Experienced in project management techniques and able to co-ordinate groups, focus on task and drive through objective within agreed timescale.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance techniques


Why FGH?

Our staff enjoy competitive benefits including staff discount, generous annual leave, healthcare cash plan together with a vibrant, colourful, creative and flexible working atmosphere. With our competitive benefits, and supportive teams our staff enjoy helping us on our mission and benefit greatly from the challenges that come with working for a successful retailer.

About us

Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH) is based in West Yorkshire and is part of the OTTO Group – one of the world’s largest online retailer. FGH is the home of familiar brands such as Freemans, Grattan, Kaleidoscope, Swimwear 365, Look Again, Bonprix, Curvissa and Witt.

We offer a broad choice of products and are committed to offering great service and delivery seven days a week. We meet the needs of our extensive and varied loyal customer base by having a Customer First mantra and being fair in how we deal with our customers and employees. Innovation is key as we look for new ideas which will improve the customer experience and our business processes.

We have a great team and integrity plays an important part in how we work together. We currently employ over 700 people within Vicar Lane office, Listerhills warehouse and credit operations, offering a diverse range of opportunities, generous benefits and a good work/life balance. Our mission is to be the preferred choice in internet and home shopping…do things better or do things differently.



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