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Engineering Manager

Sep 04 2023 - 9:04am
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen within the Longcliffe Group for an experienced professional within the quarrying / minerals / planning sector to join our successful and growing business. 

The Company

Longcliffe was established in 1927 and is one of the very few independent hard rock quarries left in England, and one of the largest which is still family owned. We employ over 190 people, some of whose forebears also worked for the company, and we're proud of the fact that many others have been with us for more than 25 years.

Our success is measured by team effort. By providing support, development and career opportunities, we help everyone become the best version of themselves. Longcliffe's ethos has always been customer-orientated, and we have two clear and important goals:

  1. To provide our customers with the material they need, when they need it, at the right price.

  2. To pursue our business in a manner that is entirely sympathetic to the environment.

For many years we have recognised our responsibilities within the local community and to the environment in general.

The quarrying industry plays a vital role in maintaining and improving biodiversity and Longcliffe is passionately committed to the protection of the environment. We always strive to be a good neighbour and our substantial investment in environmentally friendly measures will ensure a lasting legacy for the benefit of the future generations.

Position Summary

  • Oversee all maintenance activities to ensure they are undertaken safely, efficiently, and at least cost and disruption to the business.

  • Create, regularly update, and follow a maintenance strategy, in line with the objectives of the business.

  • Formulate clear training and development plans for all engineering staff to ensure all existing competency gaps are addressed.

  • Manage all spending budgets in line with agreed and budgeted levels of expenditure

  • Manage continuous improvement of the Engineering function by the creation and maintenance of kpi’s and report on progress of these monthly.

Duties will include:

  • Leadership and management of the engineering team.

  • Responsibility for the safe and efficient maintenance of fixed and mobile plant.

  • Control of maintenance costs within budget constraints.

  • Driving continuous improvements in all aspects of the job.

  • Ensuring all assets remain fully compliant.

  • Reviewing, updating and following a maintenance strategy.

  • Coaching and developing all members of the maintenance team.

Interested applicants should email CVs to or call us on 01629 540284 and ask for the HR team.

Closing date for applications: 31st October 2023