This opportunity has now been filled

Site Engineering Manager

About the role

The North British Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest and largest Scotch grain whisky producers. We manufacture and sell grain spirit – the base for blended whisky – and its by-products.  Significant quantities of North British grain whisky are included in many well-known blended brands.  The production of grain spirit also creates valuable by-products which are sold on to other sectors.

We are looking to appoint a visionary Site Engineering Manager to drive Engineering Excellence across the site, maximising the availability and reliability of all assets.  You will lead and develop a high performing engineering team, bringing new ideas and energy.

We are looking for candidates to have the following attributes:

  • Chartered Engineer status with several years of senior engineering leadership experience in a 24/7 manufacturing environment
  • recent experience in a high hazard/COMAH environment
  • experience in delivering improvements in aspects of legal compliance (such as PUWER, Water Hygiene, PSSR, DSEAR and LOLER)
  • competence in mechanical, electrical, control and automation disciplines
  • ability to lead activity to improve overall equipment reliability through the application of maintenance best practices
  • experience of scoping and identifying performance requirements, commissioning and handover of large capital investments as well as proven success in complete ownership of smaller investment projects

You should be a proven leader, with drive and clarity of vision, able to suggest and explore new opportunities to transition us from reactively fixing assets towards a stable reliable future.  We want you to influence and set our future direction of travel in engineering.

We focus on continuous improvement under our ‘True North’ programme, with company-wide core values uniting our workforce. For all employees, safety at work and working together are part of day-to-day life at North British. A culture of support and opportunity enables those who work here to thrive in their chosen field.

We welcome your interest in this role and invite you to download a full candidate brochure here.  To apply, please send your CV to Ailsa Sutherland, Director, FWB Park Brown at or for a confidential discussion, please contact her at our Edinburgh office on 0131 539 7087.