Engineering Programme Manager


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Contract Type:
Full time - permanent
Working Hours:
Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City
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Business Unit:
GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About the role

Our engineering team at Tesco deliver first class engineering solutions to over 5000 Tesco stores in five countries. We are responsible for setting standards and delivering innovation in the entire Tesco estate including Retail Stores, Distribution Centres, Tesco Banks and Offices. It is the skills and knowledge of our people that make us one of the leading retail engineering teams in the world.

We are currently recruiting an Engineering Programme Manager to work within our Property Engineering team looking after all engineering disciplines to plan and deliver large-scale programmes of work across Engineering and Maintenance departments.

Having great collaboration and communication skills, you will develop relationships with key stakeholders and to drive best practice and to share innovation.

Based out of Head Office at Welwyn Garden City with travel within the UK.  

You will be responsible for

  • Leading the planning & delivery of multiple complex, large scale projects that span across Tesco departments (Engineering, Maintenance, Property, IT, Technology, etc).
  • Leading our stores decarbonisation programme and our stores engineering controls and monitoring transformation plan.
  • Working with the Engineering leadership team to track and report on key projects.
  • Working with senior stakeholders (Engineering Heads, Property Directors etc) to build delivery programmes to ensure projects are delivered to agree time-line and budget,
  • Leading collaboration with Engineering colleagues across all countries to share knowledge and to promote and track innovation.
  • Leading change projects to support ways of working within engineering and our supports centre in Bengaluru India.

You will need

A good understanding of the principles of engineering disciplines including engineering controls infrastructure, fire, lighting, refrigeration and HVAC.

An ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels.

Experience of specification, design, procurement, project management, installation, assurance and maintenance of engineering equipment.

Previous experience of project management and programme management is essential. 

An up to date understanding of industry standards and relevant legislation.

A strong understanding of Health & Safety and how to approach engineering and maintenance.

Skills and Qualifications

  • An Engineering Degree - Desired
  • IEng - Incorporated Engineering accreditation – Essential
  • CEng - Chartered Engineer – Desired
  • Previous experience of working with industry bodies - Desired






About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.  Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.  In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.
We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

It remains that Shire Park is our central location for Head Office teams. We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our base will be the office, where we connect, collaborate and innovate – and there will be the expectation for everyone to be in the office more often than not. For Head Office roles we therefore expect colleagues to spend a proportion of their time at our offices in Shire Park.

We are supportive of colleagues having conversations with hiring managers about what office presence will look like in the context of the role.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.