Automation Engineering Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 07/05/2021

Automation Engineering Manager

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

As we continue to see business growth in traditional store business and drive the boom in online grocery deliveries, we are recruiting for an experienced materials handling Automation Engineer to support in the modification and development of our existing and new distribution and fulfilment centres.

This is a great opportunity for an individual to work with stakeholders and technical suppliers to create solutions to meet our long terms business needs.

Supporting with design, development, implementation and ‘go live’ activities you will collaborate with our transformation team and understand the challenges, considering and evaluating cost effectiveness to develop and verify solutions.

You will be responsible for

  • Developing world class solutions and standards which support the delivery of the annual business plan for Automation Engineering
  • Develop functional / design specifications to support the commercial tendering and contract discussions
  • To understand technologies and how best to apply within Tesco to support the business plan
  • Understanding equipment performance and 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 automation equipment and systems; identify ways to deliver better, simpler and cheaper solutions
  • Developing productive relationships with industry experts, colleagues and stakeholders (Distribution and Property) you will energise and influence others to get the job done and deliver great results.
  • Working with colleagues and stakeholders to ensure the correct application of technical standards for automation equipment.
  • Bringing technical innovation and new ideas to allow the business to stay up to date. 

You will need

To have ideally come from a Logistics / Warehousing / Distribution background with previous experience as an Automation Engineer.  

  • A detailed understanding of automation plant and systems within the sector.
  • A detailed understanding of end to end operations of distribution and fulfilment centres and application of automation to deliver benefits and savings.
  • An open minded approach to innovation and the future needs of the business
  • Experience of project design and delivery, writing user requirements and specifications in this sector.
  • Good understanding of industry standards and relevant legislation.    
  • Understands Health & Safety and how to best approach specifications to deliver easy to maintain products.




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 where you can earn up to 3.5% of base salary
  • 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 Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
  • 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 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.
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.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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