Lead Engineer


Heywood, GB

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. We are an international leader in sustainable construction, driven by a passion for excellence, but it's our people that are our top priority. We connect, collaborate, and champion the well-being of our employees, forming partnerships and pioneering change in our ever-evolving industry.

At Etex, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities. Are you looking for a company where you can learn, grow & lead? Join us as a Lead Engineer in Heywood!


Reporting to the Cluster Engineering Manager, this role will play a huge part in delivering reliable performance for the Heywood plant, through effective and organised preventative work, PM and routine maintenance tasks.


This role would suit a multi-skilled engineer, looking to take the next step in their career!


What you’ll do:

  • The primary function of this role is to ensure Engineering Legal compliance at site as well as hands on Engineering on the shop floor.
  • The individual will work closely with all departments to ensure that adequate planning and preparation is completed ahead of engineering outages, so the production team may work in the most efficient manner
  • Attend and contribute to regular meetings with the Operations Team,
  • Document and address day to day issues utilising SAP PM
  • Work with the Cluster Engineering Manager to ensure planned maintenance is adequately resourced.
  • Develop/deliver routine maintenance schedules.
  • Ensure POWRA’s are completed properly, and actions taken.
  • Completion of permits and other safety paperwork to a high standard
  • Liaise with the training department to ensure skills and competencies are met.


What you’ll bring:

  • Demonstratable, extensive experience as a multiskilled engineer with a manufacturing environment
  • NVQ L3 or equivalent
  • The ability to work on own initiative, and make key decisions

Why join us?

  • We are named the world's #1 most trustworthy company in the construction sector by Newsweek and Statista in 2023!
  • Our culture – we connect & care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people.
  • Our ‘Road to Sustainability 2030’ is our plan to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and developing innovative solutions
  • We have a strong conviction that diversity of thinking helps us to deliver a strong and sustainable performance. It is also essential for us that everyone feels part of the team. In this spirit, we are committed to equal opportunities and zero tolerance towards discrimination
  • Flexibility: For us, hybrid and flexible working is all about trust, and we want you to be able to do your best work (depending on the role).