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Lubrizol Head of Engineering in Mostyn, United Kingdom

Head of Engineering

Warwick Chemicals, is part of Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, and we have a simple philosophy: to be the best . Every year over 2 billion people use cleaning products on whose performance depends on a Bleach Activator provided by Warwick. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of TAED a low temperature bleach activator for use in laundry detergents, automatic dishwashing and biocidal applications. We are committed to meet the needs of the future with technology that optimises the quality, performance and value of customers’ products whilst reducing their environmental impact.

Main Purpose

Primary responsibility for the management of the Engineering function on site. Includes all Maintenance aspects, Process design, Process safety, Control and instrumentation, Site Services and Energy.

Role Accountabilities:

  • To lead medium and long term strategic direction of all the above functions.

  • Develop long term Asset replacement strategy.

  • Coordinate and manage all engineering expenditure, including project management, process safety and delivery of CAPEX programmes.

  • To manage in-house and contract engineering staff, and provide professional mechanical, control, electrical and instrumentation expertise to the site.

  • Management of plant control systems.

  • Responsible for recruitment, individual performance and career management and learning and development of Engineering staff.

  • Establish and provide best industrial practice and compliance to legislative and regulatory Pressure systems, DSEAR.

  • Responsible Engineer for all Engineering operations within in a top tier CoMAH regulated facility.

Expertise / Knowledge / Skills

  • A degree (BEng) or equivalent in a related discipline.

  • Chartered Engineer and a member of a Professional Institute.

  • A good knowledge of all engineering disciplines with a broad engineering background, with detailed understanding of pressure systems, safety instrumented systems and DSEAR.

  • Knowledge should have been gained in a top tier COMAH regulated industry.

  • Ideally experience in Chemical Manufacturing industry.

  • Experience of working at senior level of management.

  • Proven track record of good budgetary control and managing large capital expenditure projects.

  • Experience of managing technical and organisational change in Engineering environment.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Established experience in developing relationships with regulatory authorities.

Job-specific behavioural competencies

Problem Solving/Decision Making

Planning and Managing Execution

Building Collaborative Relationships

Engage and Inspire


Customer Focus (Internal/External)

Business Acumen (Business Understanding)

Results Orientation (with Regard to Creating Value for Lubrizol)

The Mostyn site is located in a small village in Flintshire, North Wales lying on the estuary of the River Dee. This beautiful Welsh Border county has a countryside and coast enriched by a fascinating history with castles dating back to the 13th century and Abbey churches from the 7th century. Excellent road and rail links make it easily accessible, 27 miles from the historic Roman city of Chester with Liverpool and Manchester within a 1 to 1.5 hours’ drive.

Sitting to the west of the county the Snowdonia National Park can be reached in under an hour offering amazing scenery, superb hill climbing, world class mountain bike trails, surfing off the Llyn Peninsular and the Cambrian coastline with big beaches and small coves. The area offers affordable housing, a low cost of living with an outstanding quality of life in a rural setting.

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