Chief Engineer, Warwick

Chief Engineer, Warwick


Dennis Eagle has been in business since 1907 and is Britain’s market leader in the manufacture of refuse collection vehicles. Our famous ‘DENNIS’ name is seen on the front of our cabs daily across UK streets.

Role: Chief Engineer

Location: Warwick, CV34 6TE

Hours: 37hpw, between 08:00 and 16:30 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 - 13:00 Friday


At Dennis Eagle, we don’t just build trucks. We build careers too.

We're looking for a Chief Engineer to join the Engineering leadership team at our Head Office in Warwick where you'll lead and develop your engineering team to deliver project activities in line with business and department objectives.

You'll be responsible for:

  • People management, leading your team including resource planning, recruitment, mentoring, personal development and succession planning
  • Supporting budget development
  • Working with other senior managers and engineering leadership to oversee product design, verification & validation
  • Working with the team to develop and deliver quality, environmental and sustainability objectives
  • Support the strategic product planning activity

You'll have:

  • Truck, yellow goods, agriculture or related product / vehicle systems knowledge
  • Previously created and implemented production validation plans
  • Experience as a 'people manager' - people development, building, managing and motivating a strong and flexible team
  • Strategic product planning for portfolio management experience
  • Previously managed a department budget
  • Experienced using diverse tools for workload planning and management
  • Minimum qualification - degree in Mechanical Engineering or the ability to demonstrate the same level of competence
  • 15+ years engineering experience within a relevant industry

Essential skills for the role:

  • Ability to motivate cross functional teams to deliver against tight timelines
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to communicate with others effectively
  • Proven problem soliving ability
  • Must be able to demonstrate our core values of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation
  • Pro-active approach 

With family values at our core, we operate honestly and with integrity. We aim to represent our core values in all areas of our work. Our core values are: Customer Focus, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Flexibility, Innovation, Integrity, Quality and Sustainability.

If you have any queries or would like to apply for the role, please contact Alice Walden

Dennis Eagle Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all candidates.


About Us

Dennis Eagle, part of the Terberg Environmental Group, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of refuse collection vehicles, with an established reputation for supplying quality products that meet the highest expectations in terms of performance, cost and delivery.

Committed to the continued development of innovative solutions for the waste and recycling market, we provide complete vehicle solutions, producing refuse collection bodies, chassis and bin lifts. Our comprehensive product portfolio offers a configuration to suit every application, and this is backed-up by unrivalled customer service provided by the largest aftersales and support structure in the industry.

Today, Dennis Eagle manufactures over 1,000 units per year for UK local authorities and private sector contractors. In addition, we have a continually expanding customer base overseas, including in continental Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and the U.S.A.

Our employees receive outstanding training and have excellent career prospects. We have countless long-standing members of staff. Many of our middle and senior managers began as apprentices with us.


Our employees benefit from:

  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Enhanced pension scheme and DIS benefit
  • Training and development
  • Health shield medical cash plan
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Occupational health support
  • My benefits platform - offering discounts from high street retailers and more

Please don’t delay your application, this role could be filled at any time for the right candidate.

All candidates should be able to prove their right to work permanently in the UK with no restrictions.

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