Engineering Manager Jobs and Recruitment UK

We specialise in recruiting for businesses in the electronics embedded systems industry, including engineering management jobs in the UK. From positions leading teams to more senior roles managing departments and programs, our experience makes us the ideal choice for an specialist engineering recruitment agency.

Skills and Responsibilities of a Embedded Software Engineering Manager

  • As a specialist recruitment agency, the majority of engineering manager jobs we recruit for require candidates to have at least some experience working in the embedded systems and electronics industry
  • Many opportunities also prioritise candidates that have previously worked in roles where they have gained experience leading and managing others
  • Key responsibilities will be managing resources, meeting project deadlines, producing progress reports, answering technical questions and liaising with other teams or departments where relevant
  • Relevant skills that previous clients have been looking for include problem solving, time management, delegation, good verbal and written communication, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to keep calm and focused in a range of different situations
  • Some engineering management job applicants may also benefit from having experience with agile working methodologies and approaches, along with being Scrum Master qualified with experience facilitating meetings
  • Many engineering managers are also required to train or coach new employees, so experience with this kind of development can be beneficial
  • Why KO2?

    At KO2, we value providing a quality service, ensuring client and candidate satisfaction, and making the entire recruitment process as enjoyable as possible. We focus on long-term relationships over quick fixes and always aim to ensure that our candidate’s aspirations align with the values of their new employer.

    KO2 has 25 years of experience recruiting for engineering manager roles for electronics and embedded systems businesses. We have placed managers throughout the software and product life cycle in positions ranging from technical project lead to software and hardware project managers.

    Our experience working with clients in this sector of the engineering industry means that we understand the necessity of having an engineering manager who has hands-on experience working with electronics and/or electronic embedded systems but is also a skilled leader who knows the best way to manage a team of other engineers and developers.

    We have previously placed trained technical project managers and engineering managers on commercial, defence, medical, automotive, IoT and energy projects. Our unique understanding of the requirements of these kinds of roles means that we are the best choice for an engineering recruitment partner who is not only going to find you the most talented candidates, but also ones who fit your company’s culture and share the same values and aspirations.

    Engineering Manager Jobs UK – FAQs

    What are the top cities with open engineering management jobs?

    According to a recent study from CompTIA, some of the best cities for tech jobs in the UK are Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge, Birmingham and Nottingham. These cities have the most open engineering and tech jobs, so they will be the best places to find engineering management opportunities.

    What other similar jobs are there to embedded software engineering manager jobs?

    Roles that are similar to embedded software engineering manager include embedded software developer, embedded software engineer, engineering manager, head of firmware, engineering project manager and general software engineering manager. In these roles, you’ll be focusing on software engineering, often in a senior or managerial position, which may include work creating embedded systems software.

    What is the highest salary for an embedded engineer manager?

    According to data from Glassdoor, the highest end of the average salary scale for an Embedded Software Engineering Manager is £65,000 a year. There may be instances where the salary is higher than this, depending on the level of experience that the candidate has and the size of the company that the job is with.

    Get in Touch

    If you’re looking for your next engineering manager role with an electronic embedded systems business, we would love to speak to you and find out more about what you’re looking for.