Projects Lead (Pilot Line)

Project/Programme Manager

Ref: 1331Saturday 5 June 2021

Excellent Salary + benefits

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a Projects Lead for a world leading photonics company. Our client is a world leader in optical designing, testing and manufacturing, working with OEM customers worldwide and providing optical systems, assemblies and components for demanding applications, often for deployment in harsh environments.

This role will oversee all engineering inputs into the pilot line, drive project delivery to meet the defined financial requirements of the Pilot Line Value Steam ready for introduction into the Volume Value Stream Lines and ensure WIP and incoming material flows through the line in accordance to the project and production plans.


  • Support and drive the introduction of new products and new technologies into the Value Stream
  • Instill the voice of manufacturing and the customer throughout each NPI project
  • Support the accurate costing of New Products through communications with engineering and business units
  • Ensuring products are designed and manufactured to the highest level of quality, in a safe and timely manner that will meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Interact with engineering and operations to support fast problem-solving and forward planning for production requirements
  • Build strong alliances across all functions and liaise with Quality, Commercial, Engineering and Supply Chain to meet the customer and project needs
  • Maintains a safe work environment, performs all job duties in a safe manner ensuring a high level of awareness amongst employees whilst complying with G&H policies and procedures
  • Monitors, reviews, and improves manufacturing and quality related activities and drives corrective and preventative actions
  • Performs all job duties within ISO and AS standards, regulatory or statutory requirements
  • Works closely with the Production supervision to ensure all operators are working on the correct products and projects
  • Works closely with the Engineering, Production Planner and Materials Issuer to ensure materials, build instructions, resource and equipment are available, on-time, for production
  • Monitors, reviews and improves project lead times


  • Use of Syspro (or equivalent) and legacy business systems
  • Understanding of manufacturing metrics
  • Customer facing experience
  • Project management techniques
  • Preferable background in Fibre Optics/Photonics engineering


  • 3+ years’ experience in a technical engineering environment
  • 2+ years’ experience in project and/or program management
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Exposure to a LEAN manufacturing environment
  • Good commercial and finance awareness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to prioritise and meet conflicting demands