Penso British Engineering

Support function roles

Penso is always on the lookout for talented people. If you want to be part of our exciting future, please send your CV to

  • Recruitment Officer
    As the Recruitment & HR Advisor you will be providing support to the Operations Director, Human Resources Manager and Penso workforce, in the delivery of corporate and business objectives, as well as supporting the business to incorporate robust Recruitment & HR processes. You will ensure all Recruitment & HR activity is compliant to employment law and maintain strong relationships with Management and Senior Management.

    • Ensuring that the recruitment plan and process is followed in line with company objectives for all areas of the business
    • Managing the full recruitment process from vacancy briefings, CV shortlisting, through to interviews and job offers, proving support to the hiring manager through the whole recruitment process
    • Source and actively head hunt candidates directly using tools such as LinkedIn and maintain the internal applicant database
    • Ensure that all recruitment is in compliance with immigration law regulations and equal opportunities law
    • Coordination of the Apprentice and Graduate
    • Attendance of recruitment events/fairs
    • Liaise with Recruitment suppliers and preferred Recruitment agencies
    • Coordinate all Employee Referral Scheme enquiries
    • Produce and distribute weekly KPI’s on recruitment
    • To produce a weekly recruitment report including information of live and filled positions and which outlines lead times and current recruitment status on all vacancies
    • Deliver weekly vacancy bulletins, referral scheme notices and new starter bulletin communications
    • Ensure job descriptions are up-to-date and accessible
    • Coordinate reference checks
    • To design and implement a psychometric testing format for management level (and above) vacancies and include this into the recruitment process as a standard

    Advice & Guidance:

    • Maintain and up to date knowledge of Employment law and HR legislation
    • Develop review and implement HR policies in line with employment law legislation
    • Provide advice and guidance on all aspects of HR to managers and employees –to include but not limited to Absenteeism/Recruitment/Performance management within the Manufacturing area
    • To coordinate complex disciplinary and grievances in line with employment law and company policies
    • Manage Maternity and paternity meetings, advice and letters
    • Manage Flexi working request meetings and letters

    Administrative Tasks:

    • Manage leavers process
    • Carry out exit interviews
    • Process employment change forms
    • Annual employee details form requests for data protection and update of records with help from HR Administrator
    • Monthly payroll coordination, return to work forms and any change forms as well as leavers process to be completed on or before the payroll cut-off date
    • IT set up for new starters and full new starter process
    • To support the HR Manager with the annual performance review process; providing review forms to all managers, setting up their appraisal appointments and issuing letters to personnel after appraisals

  • Buyer
    The job holder will be required to think and act with commercial awareness and will use this skill across all functions of the business; making key commercial decisions on behalf of the business.You will provide support in service part management and warranty; supporting capital expenditure purchasing activity and site service procurement needs.The role has responsibility for the implementation of ECRs and the negotiation and implementation of service agreements with key suppliers.You will establish and implement a robust schedule of production parts where applicable and be responsible for planning, supply management, and inventory analysis.As part of this role you will work on initiatives to improve supplier relationships and identify best value for money practices, and the development of current and future new product strategies with Engineering to optimise costs, whilst meeting the Quality standards as required under TS16949.Essential Skills include:

    • Manufacturing &/or Automotive background
    • Evidence of meeting deliverables in a fast paced working environment
    • Strong interpersonal and articulate skills
    • Strong communication skills verbal and written
    • Decisive, pro-active and assertive qualities
    • To be a self-starter, using own initiative and think things through to solution
    • IT literate – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Good knowledge of NPI
    • Strong analytical skills
    • MRP/ERP system experience

    Desirable Skills include:

    • CIPS Degree Qualified

  • Engineer – SQA
    We are currently recruiting for an experienced Engineer – SQA to join our busy Quality team at our Head office in Coventry. We offer individuals the chance to be part of a 21st century manufacturing operation, with each employee receiving a dedicated training plan and career path

    • Assess and approve existing and new suppliers,
    • Improve quality and manufacturing processes using a structured approach.
    • Support the purchasing team with technical knowledge and guidance as to suitability of suppliers to meet the changing needs of the company and its customer base.
    • To be key liaison person between suppliers, manufacturing, purchasing and engineering (where necessary) to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Work closely with Warranty and the Quality Team, Goods Inwards Inspection, Manufacturing Engineering.

    Essential Skills include:

    • Experienced quality engineer who is comfortable and confident with suppliers
    • A good team player with excellent verbal and written skills
    • Good working knowledge of ISO9001/TS16949.

    Desirable Skills include:

    • Experienced quality engineer who is comfortable and confident with suppliers
    • A good team player with excellent verbal and written skills
    • Good working knowledge of ISO9001/TS16949.

  • Engineer – Quality
    We are currently recruiting for an experienced Engineer – Quality to join our busy Quality and Warranty team at our Head office in Coventry. We offer individuals the chance to be part of a 21st century manufacturing operation, with each employee receiving a dedicated training plan and career path. The key purpose of the role is to ensure the project quality deliverables are completed to a high standard in line with the overall project timing.

    • Work with the project, manufacturing and supplier teams to plan, define and execute project quality objectives and deliverables.
    • Qualify customer’s specific instructions and ensure they are applied and adhered to, on time, within the scope of the project
    • Liaise with and where necessary coordinate project team members to ensure that quality data is available and presented in line with overall project timing
    • Produce timing plans and metrics that allow the progress of quality objectives to be monitored
    • Chair project quality meetings with team members to ensure quality objectives are understood and achieved generating minutes and actions.
    • Generate PPAP and PSW documentation as required
    • Provide input into engineering regarding quality issues and report upon engineering output against quality target.
    • Chair and coordinate 8D corrective and preventive actions

    Essential Skills include:

    • Degree qualified in Engineering or relevant subject
    • Ability to produce clear and accurate technical reports to an extremely high standard
    • PPAP & PSW experience

    Desirable Skills include:

    • SPC / MSA training / experience.

  • Engineer – QMS
  • The key purpose of this role is to ensure that the QMS is structured, documented, maintained, audited and continually improved to the highest possible standard.
    • Documenting and maintaining the Quality and Environmental Management Systems to the required standards
    • Creation, Monitoring and Maintenance of the procedures referenced within the Quality and Environmental Management System
    • Plan and perform audits, recording both successes and failings in order to implement best practice
    • Implement and aid to implement continual improvements to the Quality and Environmental Management Systems and all other business working practices
    • Provide relevant quality training to internal personnel
    • Produce policies and procedures
    • Create Quality KPI’s to monitor and demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems

    Essential skills include:

      • Previous experience in a similar role at the same level. Within Production / Quality engineering within a fast paced, forward thinking automotive or similar environment
      • Proven track record in problem solving and development and implementation of new processes within a design and manufacturing environment
      • Experience / qualification in auditing to TS16949 standards
      • Experience / qualifications in automotive core tools APQP, MSA, PPAP, SPC & FMEA

    Desirable skills include:

      • Degree/HNC qualification or equivalent in Quality / Mechanical engineering or other closely related area
      • Knowledge of SHE legislation

What I most like about working at Penso is that you get challenged every day and that you learn to work outside your comfort zone.

Pawel, Stores Coordinator