Engineering 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 6,500 Tesco stores in eight countries across the group. 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 Manager who will have full accountability for leading and developing technical standards from both a Tesco and industry perspective across a broad range of engineering equipment, with a focus on loading bay equipment, lifts and catering equipment.

This is a broad engineering category and we understand the specialisms do not naturally align.  However, we are interested in candidates who are able to understand and have experience of the fundamental principles of developing engineering standards in these fields and are able to apply these to various technologies.

Working with stakeholders and technical suppliers across the group, you will lead the category, to drive innovative and new ideas, identify opportunities for improvement and provide technical solutions.

Based out of Head Office at Welwyn Garden City you will be required to travel to stores and suppliers so the package will include a car allowance. 

You will be responsible for

  • Leading and creating our equipment standards, to identify opportunities to develop and improve engineering standards for mechanical plant, including; lifts and escalators, loading bay equipment such as dock levellers and scissor lifts, along with general mechanical equipment and bakery equipment, in stores and distribution centres.
  • Developing the annual business plan for new stores, capitals replacements and future Tesco Property programmes.
  • Cross-functional working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the Group technical standards.
  • Review and understand equipment performance, working with colleagues to identify and explore root cause issues and creating proposals, which inform short, medium and long-term plans.
  • Identifying ways to drive continuous improvement within the category, identify ways to deliver better, simpler and cheaper solutions
  • Developing productive relationships with industry experts, colleagues and stakeholders (Retail and Property), energizing and influencing others to get the job done and deliver great results.
  • Bringing technical innovation and new ideas to allow the business to stay up to date. 


You will need

  • A proven track record in a number of mechanical engineering disciplines with a sound theoretical and practical experience of today’s technologies across the sectors.
  • An appreciation of the day-to-day demands of food retail and a passion to deliver improvements through change. 
  • Previous experience of project design and delivery and writing specifications is essential. 
  • An up to date understanding of industry standards and relevant legislation.
  • A strong understanding of Health & Safety and how to approach specifications to deliver easy to maintain products.
  • This role may suit someone from a number of technical backgrounds including facilities management, technical engineering management and building services.
  • To be self-motivated and have an ability to plan, prioritise and manage your own workload, in order to achieve objectives.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree - Desired
  • IEng - Incorporated Engineering accreditation – Essential
  • CEng - Chartered Engineer – Desired
  • Membership of relevant Institutes - 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.