Engineering Team Leader

Oyster Yachts - Southampton

Built on the foundation of over 20 million blue-water sailing miles and 75 circumnavigations, we pride ourselves on putting people first. As a growing business, we enable our employees to take ownership of their work and to be the best at what they do. Are you passionate about taking responsibility and having the ability to make a difference?

If so, we have a great opportunity for a highly experienced Engineering Team Leader.

The Engineering Team Leader will report to the Engineering Manager in Southampton. This post will be responsible for leading, motivating and developing a team of Engineers for the duration of a project, focusing on the build of the engineering systems in Oyster Yachts.

Principle Job Responsibilities

To manage a team of Engineers and ensure the build of engineering systems is carried out to the Oyster standard and within set targets.


General Requirements of the Role


  • In collaboration with the Engineering Manager and Head of Production, be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Engineering team and assignment of resources to meet the build plan.
  • Work closely with other trades during fit out phases of the build.
  • Ensure the build of the engineering systems meets the requirements of the issued drawings and Master Work lists.
  • Ensure engineering systems and components are installed to the correct Oyster standards and quality.
  • Follow process and procedure to provide feedback to all departments especially the Design, Project Management and Procurement Departments.
  • Be an advocate for Health & Safety awareness, by leading by example and ensuring that the team is consistently following H&S requirements. Deliver Toolbox talks as requested.
  • Keep up to date with new technologies and engineering techniques.
  • Deliver to the build plan and to ensure a smooth transition into the Testing phase of the build plan.
  • Communicating and delivering to additional targets as required by the Engineering Manager.
  • To be responsible for training and development of apprentices in accordance with the apprentice training program.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required in support of the Engineering Manager.

The Person


  • Relevant C&G Qualifications or equivalent
  • Robust marine engineering knowledge within the yacht building industry
  • Previous experience in the construction of GRP boats
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven track record of motivating and developing others.


  • Experience of managing a team
  • Understanding of Oyster yachts
  • IT Skills

This job description is indicative of the range of current duties and responsibilities for the post, it is not comprehensive. It is inevitable that duties will change to reflect organisational change, therefore it is essential that it is regarded with a degree of flexibility, so that changing needs and circumstances can be met. All changes will be discussed with the post holder.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact our HR department at [email protected]