Technical Manager - Hardware : 2nd Life Battery Energy Storage Solutions

  • 60,000 - 70,000
  • Norfolk
  • Full Time
  • Renewables, Energy Transition
  • Manager



We are working alongside our client in the 2nd life EV Battery Space based in Norfolk to hire a Technical Manager - Hardware. 

Who we are

We are a market-leading executive search and talent services firm specialising in Clean technology with a specialist focus on BESS, Battery Cells, and Battery Materials. We work with high-profile clients, start-ups, and SMEs globally to help them source and retain top-tier talent.  

The client

Our client is leading the way in the development of battery energy storage solutions. They are one of only a handful of energy storage companies worldwide that have developed the technology to use second-life electric vehicle batteries as an energy store. They are the first company working on 2nd life BESS in the world, established in 2010, and have the most extensive experience in the market with 4-5 years of data to back up their technology. The growth in the electric vehicle market allows for many more available battery packs and they are ready with their technology to put them to use rather than being in early development stages like other 2nd life companies.

Location: Norfolk


MSc level degree in Electrical Engineering.  

A track record in project delivery and leading a team of engineers & assembly engineers. 

Experience of working with power electronics, EV batteries, HVAC systems, and electrical components. 

Experience in Electrical Design Engineering, both High Voltage & Low Voltage.  

Experience in the management of Health and Safety Processes and risk assessments

Experience in project management in a complex environment

Great communication & reporting skills

Strong leadership skills

Curiosity and the ability to challenge positively.

The ability to motivate and inspire.

A positive mindset and a can-do attitude. 


Role & Responsibilities

The Role

The role of Technical Manager - Hardware has overall responsibility for the management of the Hardware Team, ensuring accuracy and efficiency with project delivery. The core purpose is to ensure that the project delivery is within the agreed timeframe and based on the product cost and performance targets. 

Leading a team of Electrical, Mechanical, and Assembly Engineers, this role sets the team attainable goals, for projects to be delivered on time. The role provides the team with guidance to encourage good work productivity and will ensure that team successes and challenges are shared to support a culture of continuous improvement.

The Technical Manager also uses their technical knowledge to educate and support the wider business in ensuring understanding of the technicalities of the hardware function.


To assign and manage the delivery of the Hardware Teams project plans and ensure the products in the development pipeline are delivered on time and to target (bill of material cost and performance). 

To lead, motivate, and develop the Hardware Engineering Team, ensuring they have guidance and clear deliverables in place. 

Ensure Senior members have visibility of the performance of the Hardware Engineering team by regularly reporting on project progression.

Ensure that the team is closely connected with the Software Controls Team on past, current, and future projects. Encouraging the team to get a better understanding of the Software side of the product development cycle. 

Ensure clear and consistent communication and cross-functional working within the Hardware Engineering team and wider business so that everyone has an open forum where work issues and successes can be discussed. 

Act as the first point of contact for the Hardware Engineering team, ensuring work is delegated out accordingly.

Act as Senior peer reviewer for the work to both assist and adhere to formal processes when applicable.

As the Technical expert, use experience to support other teams in the delivery of their work in any way which is required. Sharing knowledge and educating others on the technicalities of electrical hardware.

Ensure all work produced by the Hardware team is delivered efficiently and to the highest appropriate quality. 

Alycia Kirkman
Associate Search Consultant

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